A new version of Jonathan Larson's Rent confirmed at the Duke of York's Theatre from 2 Oct 2007


A new version of Jonathan Larson's Rent confirmed at the Duke of York's Theatre from 2 Oct 2007

A new version of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent, will open at the Duke of York's Theatre 16 Oct 2007, folowing previews from 2 Oct - booking to 5 April 2008.

Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent has been re-orchestrated and reworked by William Baker and Steve Anderson, the creative team behind Kylie Minogue, this "contemporary version of RENT has cast aside the grunge and guitars and is ready to take on the 21st century."

Directed by William Baker, the cast includes: Siobhan Donaghy (Mimi), Luke Evans (Roger), Oliver Thornton (Mark), Leon Lopez (Collins), Jay Webb (Angel), Francesca Jackson (Joanne), Craig Stein (Benny), Ruth Augilera, Jamie Sampson, Antony Luperi, Earl Perkins, Lewis Griffiths, Philippa Stefani.

It is designed by Mark Bailey, lighting by David Howe, music supervisor Steve Anderson and sound by Sebastian Frost.

It is produced by The Ambassador Theatre Group, Tulbart Productions and Michael Brenner.

Siobhan Donaghy was a founding member of the urban indie group Sugababes.

Luke Evans is known to many for playing the lead role in Boy George’s Taboo and has just finished performing in the West End production of Avenue Q.

Leon Lopez is known to millions for his TV roles, playing Jerome Johnson in Brookside and most recently Tanktop in Hollyoaks. He is a regular presenter on television and was runner up in ITV’s Soapstar Superstar competition.

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