View Comments Samantha Barks(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Samantha Barks has moved on from the Broadway-bound Amelie and will instead lead The Last Five Years in London. The Les Miz movie standout will star opposite Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch) in Tony winner Jason Robert Brown’s tuner, which is set to play a limited engagement October 27 through November 26. Opening night is scheduled for November 2 at the St. James Theatre.The Last Five Years is an intimate musical telling the story of Jamie (Bailey) and Cathy (Barks), two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. As aspiring author Jamie gets the book deal of his dreams, actress Cathy struggles to get work and make sense of the way her career has turned out. Can a couple once united by their dreams stay connected as their paths begin to divide? Known for its unique structure, The Last Five Years sees their stories told in opposite directions; Jamie moving forwards and Cathy backwards through their relationship, meeting only briefly for a moment in time as their stories cross.The Last Five Years premiered off-Broadway in 2002 and has since been seen all over the world. A film adaptation was also released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. This major revival production, directed by Brown, was first seen in a record-breaking off-Broadway run at New York’s Second Stage Theatre in 2013.