Do not miss the legendary, multi-award-winning
and ground-breaking rock musical RENT as it celebrates its incredible 20th
This exhilarating landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.
Inspired by Puccini’s classic opera La Boheme, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Boheme. Winner of four Tony® Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years.
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.
Ross Hunter - Rodger
Ross Hunter's musical theatre credits include: Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Drew in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury and Garrick), My Fair Lady Proms 2012 (Royal Albert Hall), ensemble and understudied Warner and UPS Guy in Legally Blonde (Savoy), ensemble and understudied and played Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion), Lead Singer in Jest End (Leicester Square Theatre), Daniel in Today is My Day – Showcase (Delfont Rooms), singing ensemble in Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Buttons/ensemble in Cinderella (Wyvern Theatre), singing ensemble in What’s On Stage Awards 2009. Workshop: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Credits whilst training include: Troy Bolton in High School Musical, ensemble in The Drowsy Chaperone, Colin Perks in The Railway Children and Liam/John Lennon in The Great Pretender (workshop).
Billy Cullum - Mark
Billy Cullum recently starred in the RSC's Matilda the Musical and Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). He'll soon be appearing as
Mark Cohen in RENT (St. James Theatre and UK Tour) as well as Jesus Christ
Superstar (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park).
His new album LONELY HEARTS CLUB is coming soon. Listen to Billy's SoundCloud.
Billy has starred in many Youth Musical Theatre productions over the years including: Stones are Hatching (2006), Great Expectations (2008), and Frankenstein (2008).
Ryan O'Gorman - Tom Collins
Training: Ryan was born and bred in Stockton On Tees in the North East of
England and is a proud graduate of Arts Educational Schools, London.
Theatre includes: Les Mis, Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), Oliver! (National Tour), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s) and The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary concert (Royal Albert Hall).
Layton Williams - Angel
Layton was born in Bury in 1994. He began his career at the age of 12 securing
himself the title role of Billy in London’s Billy Elliot. Layton then made his
debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People.
In 2009 Layton went back into the West End to play one of the original young Michael Jackson’s in Thriller Live.
He is most known for his role as series regular Stephen in the BBC Comedy Bad Education playing opposite Jack Whitehall. In early 2015 Layton reprised his role in the up-coming Bad Education feature film which is due to release in summer.
In 2014 he joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company playing the role of Simon in the Lord of The Flies UK Tour and he most recently starred in the 2015 UK Tour/Sadler’s Wells production of The Car Man.
When: Saturday 7th January 2017, 2:30pm
Price: £39.50 (no booking fee, D14 - D23) and £45.50 (£5 discount and no booking fee, E1 - E10 and E19-E23)
Where: St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1E 5JA
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If you'd like to see the show, please let me know which seats you would like by Saturday 20th August.
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I'll need full payment by Thursday 1st September to secure your ticket.
Please note: The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.