Preview: Rent could raise the roof for Harlow Theatre Company

Lifestyle / Mon 15th Jun 2015 at 06:01pm

By Hannah Cornish

HARLOW Theatre Company are set to perform Rent the musical at Victoria Hall Theatre in July.

Rent will be performed at Victoria Hall Theatre in Old Harlow from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th July.

The musical tells the story of a group of poor artists in the mid 90s, living in New York’s East Village and the bohemian Alphabet City. Their daily struggles of living under the shadow of HIV/AIDS are played out to the audience.

Loosely based on La Boheme, an opera in four acts, Rent first started life as a workshop production with a limited three week run on a small theatre.

Rent was originally written by Jonathan Larson, who died suddenly on the evening of it’s premiere; the show went on the following day to critical acclaim and moved to Broadway for a very successful run.

Jody Randall, director of Rent at Harlow Theatre Company, said: “I started considering staging Rent about three years ago as a project, It has been a musical that has captured my imagination for a long time.

“There has been about 18 months of personal preparation by the time we go on stage in July!”

“Our production team contain some of the most talented people I know.

“I have the support of some of the best technical and backstage crew in surrounding areas, once the curtain goes up, I can sit back, relax and enjoy the show each night.”

All shows will commence at 8pm, with a 3pm matinee showing on Saturday 11th.

Tickets cost £11 and £9 for concession.

Alternatively you can book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/harlowtheatrecompany or call 0844 8700 887.


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