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RENT UK Tour – Theatre Review

CAST:

Mark Cohen – Billy Cullum

Roger Davis – Ross Hunter

Tom Collins – Ryan O’Gorman

Benjamin Coffin lll – Javar La’trail Parker

Angel Schunard – Layton Williams

Mimi Marquez – Philippa Stefani

Maureen Johnson – Lucie Jones

Joanne Jefferson – Shanay Holmes

 

Rent, is set in the 80s and is follows 8 friends struggling to survive and make a life for themselves in New York under the shadows of HIV/AIDS. The musical spectacular written by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Puccini’s La Boehme.

I was very excited to learn that Rent would be embarking on a UK tour, I had watched the film and listened to the soundtrack, so I knew what was to be expected and this production did not disappoint.

The actors brought every character to life and put a lot of feeling into what they were doing, even some of the extras stole the show. The songs leave the audience increasingly wanting more. I fell in love with every one of the actors. I loved the choreography for Angel when she was singing ‘Today 4 u.’ It also surprised me how this cast sounded a lot like the original broadway cast.

The set was very simple and left it to the audience’s imagination, (which is one of the things I prefer about musical theatre). I also liked how the actors played some of the instruments as well.

There was nothing I didn’t like about this production, it met my expectations.

I loved everything about it and every Rent Head should definitely go and see this fantastic production.

RATING: 5 STARS.

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Hello my name is Ellie, I am recovering from mental health problems and this site is what is keeping me going, I like movies, tv shows, books, theatre, writing, crochet and also drawing.

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