St James Theatre
12 Palace Street
Head northeast on Wilton Road (towards Victoria Street), Continue onto Allington Street, turn left to stay on Allington Street, turn right onto Warwick Row, continue onto Palace Place, turn right onto Palace Street and the theatre will be on y
2016 is the 20th anniversary of the hit Broadway musical Rent, which first appeared in New York back in 1996. With that in mind it is the perfect time to revisit this iconic show as it tours the United Kingdom and enjoys a run at London’s St James Theatre over the Christmas season.
Created by Jonathan Larson, who died shortly before it originally opened and whose work was celebrated in Seasons of Larson at the Lyric Theatre early in 2016, Rent has been on the receiving end of numerous well-deserved awards and continues to enjoy a lasting legacy. So its return to the capital at the end of 2016 is bound to cause lots of celebration as eager theatregoers race to get in line.
Rent takes us to Bohemia – in particular the East Village of New York City – and it is here that we meet various artists who face difficulties because of their lifestyles and relationships. Described as a show that sends out a message of living in the moment, it deals with heavy topics such as the AIDS crisis and it is certainly something that has resonated with audiences.
But on top of that it has also won fans for its musical numbers, which range from La Vie Boheme to Seasons Of Love, which were written by Larson.
Rent wasn’t the only show that Larson penned during his career and prior to his death he was also responsible for the show tick, tick... BOOM! That and Rent both earned him considerable praise, earning him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama alongside numerous Tony Awards.
The new production stars Ross Hunter alongside Billy Cullum, Ryan O’Gorman, Shanay Holmes, Layton Williams, Philippa Stefani and Lucie Jones.
It runs at the St James Theatre from Thursday 8th December 2016.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 14th December 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 28th January 2017|
|Thu:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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