30 APRIL – 4 MAY 2019

Book, Music and Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON

Musical Arrangements STEVE SKINNER
Original Concept/Additional Lyrics BILLY ARONSON
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements TIM WEIL

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway
by JEFFREY SELLER, KEVIN MCCOLLUM, ALLAN S. GORDON and the New York Theatre Workshop

About the show

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


Mark CohenTom Pinny
Roger DavisAsh Bright
Tom CollinsCraig Butterworth
Angel SchunardKristian Cunningham
Mimi MarquezLucy Brown
Maureen JohnsonHolly Easter
Joanne JeffersonEve Taylor
Benny Coffin IIIAaron Murray
Alex HudsonAlix Johnston
Anita BensonAnja Zeman
Bobbie Da’BellCarl Unwin
Duncan GadsbyGuy Benson
Hannah OsgoodHayley Farnell
Ian Lee-BennettJack Hardy
Jarrod MakinJordan Cope
Julie EasterLaura Hardy
Mel SwiftNeil Ledward
Ollie LewinSarah Lorimor
Vicky Mee


DirectorMichael Gamble
Musical DirectorVicki Hing
Assistant Musical DirectorAbigail Parker
Stage ManagerAdrian Wray
Lighting DesignRobert Bridges
Sound DesignRob Temperton
Sound 2Harry Bridge
Front of House ManagerDavid Perkns
Assistant Stage ManagerLynne Leeming
Set DesignCTC
CostumesCTC, Cast
Stage Floor PaintersDavid Perkins,Michael Gamble
Holly Easter, Craig Butterworth
Props ManagerHelen Whysal
Get-in/out CrewBenjamin Hardy, Paul Leeming
Ash Moulton
Radio CommunicationYouth Fun Days
Follow SpotSarah Hammond, Laura Hambleton
Poster DesignHeadache Graphic Design
Programme DesignCraig Butterworth
Headshot PhotographerWH Photography
Rehearsal PhotographerBetty Gamble Photography
Rehearsal VenueCastle Rock High School
LTH TechnicianKev Cutts
Box Office Manager for LTHLucy Brown
Bookings Officer for CTCAnita Benson
Finance OfficerIan Steane
AuditorStuart Smith
KeyboardGareth Wynne
Keyboard/GuitarPete Fines
GuitarAdam Case
BassGraham Johnson
DrumsBrian Rowdell


Credit: Betty Gamble Photography