Casting Announced for Rent

Directed and choreographed by Michael Gamble with musical direction by Vicki Hing, we are excited to announce our cast for RENT, which runs from Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May, 2019.

Ashley Bright, Tom Pinny, Craig Butterworth and Kristian Cunningham play the roles of Roger, Mark, Tom and Angel, and Lucy Maden, Holly Easter, Eve Taylor and Aaron Murray will be playing Mimi, Maureen, Joanne and Benny.

Completing the cast will be Ian-Lee Bennett, Anita Benson, Guy Benson, David Burton, Jordan Cope, Bobbie Da’Bell, Julie Easter, Carl Edwards, Hayley Farnell, Jeremiah Gaillard, Jack Hardy, Laura Hardy, Alex Hudson, Alix Johnstone, Neil Ledward, Sarah Lorimer, Jarrod Makin, Vicky Mee, Hannah Osgood, Anja Palmer, Mel Swift and Carl Unwin. 

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. Ben Brantley’s New York Times review was a love letter to the show, calling RENT an “exhilarating, landmark rock opera”. RENT ran on Broadway for 12 years, from 1996 to 2008. The show premiered in London’s West End in 1998 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it ran for 18 months. It was adapted into a film in 2005.

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 25 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 LoveTake Me or Leave Me, What You Own, One Song GloryLa Vie BohèmeWithout YouI’ll Cover YouOut Tonight and I Should Tell You.


These goes on sale at Loughborough Town Hall early November and available for Priority Booking to Members and Patrons.

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Book, Music and Lyrics b
Jonathan Larson
Musical Arrangements
Steve Skinner
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics
Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements 
Tim Weil

Lynn Thomson
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway
by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop