Rent

Vivo D'Arte proudly presents Rent at the historic Frogmore Paper Mill. 

PLEASE NOTE: This promenade production of Rent deals with adult themes and includes adult language and may not be suitable for those under the age of 16.


Our cast for this production of Rent include graduates and students of the country's leading musical theatre and music colleges including: Guildford School of Acting, Italia Conti, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Guildhall School of Music and Drama to name but a few.


Ticket Prices

Adult ticket £20

Special Student ticket £14
PLUS Special offer Rent and La bohème bundle - buy 1 ticket for Rent + 1 ticket for La Bohème = total £30 (full price £40) or £21 (full price £28) for two student tickets (25% saving) - this will be an automated discount calculated when your booking is made. Booking fees apply.


Following Vivo D'Arte's highly acclaimed immersive, promenade production of Sweeney Todd, we are excited to return to the Frogmore Paper Mill this summer with not one, but two promenade productions: La Bohème and Rent. 


Two works based on the same story; this is an opportunity to become immersed for both the performer and the audience in two genre’s. Bridging the gap between opera and musical theatre.


Rent will be directed by Vivo D’Arte’s artistic director, Amy Quinlan-Dunstall and musically directed by Erika Gundesen. We welcome our patron Jeff Stewart back to direct La Bohème and we are incredibly excited to welcome Professor of the Royal Academy of Music and coach of the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Audrey Hyland to the team, who will be musically directing La Bohème for us. We are thrilled to have Andrea Campusano as choreographer for Rent.


We will have two separate casts rehearsing alongside each other with many of the ‘Rent’ cast performing in the ‘Bohème’ chorus scenes.


For more information about VIVO D'ARTE visit www.vivodarte.co.uk

RENT

Following the 5 star reviewed production of Parade last September, Vivo D'Arte proudly presents Rent at the historic Frogmore Paper Mill.


Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


This immersive, promenade production is staged at the Frogmore Paper Mill, the world’s oldest mechanised paper mill.


PLEASE NOTE: This production of Rent deals with adult themes and includes adult language and may not be suitable for those under the age of 14. Frogmore Paper Mill is an old building with uneven floors and we ask all visitors to take extra care and advise wearing suitable footwear. Please enter the mill on Durrants Hill Road opposite the public carpark.


For more information about VIVO D'ARTE visit www.vivodarte.co.uk


RENT

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Tim Weil 

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson

Dramaturg Lynn Thomson

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and  New York Theatre Workshop Presented by arrangement with 

Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited



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