This Sunday 14th July 2019 sees a one-night only performance of the much loved musical Rent performed at the Shaw Theatre London in aid of the UK’s leading HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust.
This production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent by the newly formed theatre company Last Minute Musicals has been rehearsed over just one week. The cast includes Alex Sawyer (Get Shorty, Epix; The End of the F***ing World, Channel 4) as Benny, Ralph Bogard (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) as Collins, Jake Byrom (Camelot, London Palladium) as Roger, Chris Cahill (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Union Theatre) as Mark, Kayla Carter (The Limit, Vaults Festival) as Joanne, Ella McCready (Cinderella, The Groundlings Theatre) as Maureen, and recent graduates Jade Lauren as Mimi and Daniel N’Guessan-Lopez as Angel. Joining them will be Rhian Arnold, Susana Colunga, Billy Harvey, Sarah Kolb and Mollie Prendergast.
Kai Wright, Artistic Director and Producer at Last Minute Musicals said:
“It’s been an incredibly exciting and rewarding process getting to work with such a talented group of cast and creatives, all of whom have given up their time for free to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust. We’re incredibly proud that this production will mark the close of the Shaw Theatre’s first ‘Shaw Celebrates Pride’ season, which has been curated by the Shaw’s Artistic Lead, Wayne Glover-Stuart. This project has been a long time in the planning Last Minute and it’s an honour to be able to stage it as part of such a wonderfully diverse and powerful programme.”
Rent follows a year in the lives of seven young artists, struggling to survive in New York City during the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the early 1990s.
The details: Rent will be at the Shaw Theatre London this Sunday 14th July. Tickets are are available at the Shaw Theatre website.
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