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Do not miss Bruce Guthrie’s brand-new production of the legendary, multi-award-winning rock musical RENT as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary.
This exhilarating, landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.
Inspired by Puccini’s classic opera La bohème, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Bohème. Winner of four Tony® Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years.
Featuring a brilliant cast that includes Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot The Musical, Hairspray) and Lucie Jones (X Factor, Legally Blonde The Musical, Les Miserables), this is a rare chance to experience the searing emotion and breath-taking thrills of one of the all-time great musicals.
Now tell me are you not gripped with wanting to see this show?
Rent is a rock opera written by Jonathan Larson set over the course of a year in 1990s New York City and is loosely based on Puccini’s more traditional opera La Boheme. Larson died unexpectedly from an unexpected aortic aneurysm at only 35 years old, the day before Rent’s opening night and sadly didn’t get to see how his ground-breaking musical would help define the 1990s.
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It's the 20th anniversary of Rent on Stage,
With Layton Williams playing the lead role of Angel, and Lucie Jones as Maureen.
From the start of the scene, it looked like a squatters place in a derelict building.
We was introduced to the two men on stage one is Mark, who videos everything producer of arts and has ambitions, then his friend tuning his guitar.
All is not what it seems, in a cold place no heating and being Christmas Eve, what could seemingly go wrong?
In the case of gay, lesbian transsexual and straight people, the subject of HIV and AIDS are very much a taboo; this message conveyed with the poignant reminder will I lose my dignity, as with this nasty disease, death is inevitable in life anyway.
Mimi, played by Philippa Stephanie, at first glance on stage she seemed invincible and a party lover but as always there is more depth. Philippa played a fantastic role that like Angel was truely heart-tugging to watch.
Seeing as I knew nothing about Rent, I was clueless and open to what was going to unfold.
Be sure that all cast and musicians on set, their guitar playing was fantastic! Bruce Guthrie , considering like I had never seen or acted in Rent, the way it has been directed and choreographed is truly beautiful!
My rating would be five stars
"I was still trying to get to grips with my emotions the day after.
A lesson that hit hard to the harsh reality of falling down on your luck and heartache."