Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, are presenting the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. After opening at Theatr Clwyd for a limited season from 21st October to 12th November 2016, RENT will go on a three-week tour, prior to a Christmas Season at St. James Theatre, London from 8th December 2016 to 28th January 2017, with a national press night on Tuesday 13th December 2016. 2017 tour dates are to be announced. The new production will be directed by Bruce Guthrie.
Ross Hunter will play Roger Davis, Billy Cullum will play Mark Cohen, Ryan O’Gorman will play Tom Collins, Shanay Holmes will play Joanne Jefferson, Layton Williams will play Angel Schunard, Philippa Stefani will play Mimi Marquez and Lucie Jones will play Maureen Johnson.
Jonathan Larson’s musical, inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996. Larson’s world is inhabited by a group of bohemian artists who struggle to maintain their friendships and their non-conformist ideals in New York’s East Village. Facing their problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life. The poignancy of the story was heightened when Jonathan Larson died of an aortic dissection on 25th January 1996, the night before the show’s first off-Broadway performance at New York Theatre Workshop.
The much-loved score features songs such as Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me, One Song Glory, La Vie Bohème, Without You, I’ll Cover You, Out Tonight, I Should Tell You and the title song.
The new production of RENT will have Choreography by Lee Proud, Set Design by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle and Costume Design by Loren Elstein, with Lighting Design by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rick Fisher, Sound Design by Olivier Award-winner Mike Walker, Video Design by Andrzej Goulding, Musical Direction by Phil Cornwell and Casting by Will Burton Casting.
For more information and to book, visit www.RentOnStage.co.uk.