⭐ HOPE MILL THEATRE’S RENT CAST ANNOUNCED – FEAT. JOCASTA ALMGILL, BLAKE PATRICK ANDERSON, MILLIE O’CONNELL, MAIYA QUANSAH-BREED, ALEX THOMAS-SMITH & MORE ⭐
The cast and full creative team has been announced for Hope Mill Theatre’s hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT, directed by Luke Sheppard.
The 12 company members, who were originally cast back in February are finally getting the opportunity to come together for this special revival of the much-loved musical. The cast will receive a Covid-19 test prior to being placed in one household (bubble) for the length of the run in Manchester.
Jocasta Almgill (& Juliet) will play Joanne; Blake Patrick Anderson (Be More Chill) will play Mark; Tom Francis (Arts Ed 2020 graduate) will mark his professional debut as Roger; Ahmed Hamad (The Boy in the Dress) will play Benny; Dom Hartley-Harris (Hamilton) will play Collins; Millie O’Connell (Olivier nominated as Anne Boleyn in SIX The Musical) will play Maureen; Maiya Quansah-Breed (Olivier nominated as Catherine Parr in SIX The Musical) will play Mimi; Alex Thomas-Smith (Dear Evan Hansen) will play Angel.
Completing the cast in Featured Ensemble roles are 2020 Royal Academy of Music Masters graduate Kayla Carter; Allie Daniel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Film), Isaac Hesketh (Book of Mormon) and Bethany Terry (Bat Out of Hell).
The full creative team has also been announced today. RENT is directed by Luke Sheppard, Choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves, Musical Supervisor Katy Richardson, Musical Director Chris Poon, Set & Costume Designer David Woodhead, LX Designer Howard Hudson, Sound Designer Paul Gatehouse, Projection Designer George Reeve, Assistant Director Priya Appleby, Costume Supervisor Ester Mangas, Production Photographer Dujonna Gift-Simms, Make Up and Wigs Designer Jackie Saundercock, and Casting by Pearson Casting.
Artwork by Feast Creative and video content by The Umbrella Rooms.
RENT is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists living, loving and working in Manhattan’s East Village, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Hope Mill Theatre will be operating with strict covid guidelines in place in line with the Government guidance for the performing arts.
RENT will play at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 30th October – 6th December 2020.
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Tickets & more info – https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/rent
Photo credit – Dujonna Gift-Simms