RENT

30 APR – 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
Dramaturg 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 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.

Cast

Mark Cohen – TOM PINNY
Roger Davis – ASHLEY BRIGHT
Tom Collins – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Angel Schunard – KRISTIAN CUNNINGHAM
Mimi Marquez – LUCY BROWN
Maureen Johnson – HOLLY EASTER
Joanne Jefferson – EVE TAYLOR
Benny Coffin III – AARON MURRAY

Ensemble
IAN-LEE BENNETT
ANITA BENSON
GUY BENSON
JORDAN COPE
BOBBIE DA’BELL
JULIE EASTER
HAYLEY FARNELL
DUNCAN GADSBY
JACK HARDY
LAURA HARDY
ALEX HUDSON
ALIX JOHNSTON
NEIL LEDWARD
OLLIE LEWIN
SARAH LORIMOR
JARROD MAKIN
VICTORIA MEE
HANNAH OSGOOD
ANJA PALMER
MEL SWIFT
CARL UNWIN

Production

Director – MICHAEL GAMBLE
Musical Director – VICKI HING

Assistant Musical Director – ABIGAIL PARKER
Stage Manager – ADRIAN WRAY
Lighting Design – ROB BRIDGES
Sound Design – ROB TEMPERTON
Sound 2 – HARRY BRIDGE
House Manager – DAVID PERKINS

Assistant Stage Manager – LYNNE LEEMING
Set Design – CTC
Costumes – CTC, CAST
Stage Floor Painters – DAVID PERKINS, MICHAEL GAMBLE, HOLLY EASTER, CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Props Manager – HELEN WHYSALL

Get-in/out Crew – BENJAMIN HARDY, PAUL LEEMING, ASH MOULTAN, CAST
Radio Communication – YOUTHFUNDAYS.CO.UK
Follow Spot – SARAH HAMMOND, LAURA HAMBLTON

Poster Design – HEADACHE GRAPHIC DESIGN
Programme Design – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Headshot Photographer – WH PHOTOGRAPHY
Rehearsal Photographer – BETTY GAMBLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Rehearsal Venue – CASTLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
LTH Technician – KEV CUTTS
Box Office Manager for LTH – LUCY BROWN
Bookings Officer for CTC – ANITA BENSON
Finance Officer – IAN STEANE
Auditor – STUART SMITH

The Band

Keyboard – GARETH WYNNE
Keyboard & Guitar – PETE FINES
Guitar – ADAM CASE
Bass – GRAHAM JOHNSON
Drums – BRIAN RODWELL

Gallery

Credit: Betty Gamble Photography

Video