Do not miss the legendary, multi-award-winning and ground-breaking rock musical RENT as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary in London

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(r) Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years.

This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to see one of the all-time great musicals.

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Bookby Jonathan Larson
Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre
Bruce Guthrie
Songs by:
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Rick Fisher
Mike Walker
Anna Fleischle
Lee Proud
Loren Elstein
Cast list:
Ross Hunter (Roger Davis), Billy Cullum (Mark Cohen), Ryan O’Gorman (Tom Collins), Shanay Holmes (Joanne Jefferson), Layton Williams (Angel Schunard), Philippa Stefani (Mimi Marquez) and Lucie Jones (Maureen Johnson), Kevin Yates, Jordan Laviniere, Christina Modestou, Bobbie Little, Jenny O’Leary and Katie Bradley.
Other info:
Musical Direction by Phil Cornwell Musical Arrangements by Steve Skinner, Original Concept and Additional Lyrics by Billy Aronson
Rent Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 8 December, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Booking to: 
Thursday, 26 January, 2017

St James Theatre

12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
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Rent Customer reviews

Our Rent Review

"There's no day but today," goes a song in Rent, the iconic mid-90s Broadway musical; and there's no show for today quite like it, either. While some of its moments are very specifically of the time of its creation and have already passed into history -- as when characters discover their shared HIV positive status when their reminder alarms to take their AZT go off -- the show has, like all... Read more

Latest Rent News & Features

Date confirmed for live television broadcast of musical Rent
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It has been announced that FOX will broadcast the musical Rent live on television in January 2019. The network unveiled the broadcast date for their latest live musical: Sunday 27th January 2019. The live musical production of #RENT to air January 2019 on FOX! — RENT on FOX (@RENTonFOX) September 25, 2017

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