Cast confirmed for Rent revival at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

Rent revival Hope Mill Theatre

The cast for Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre’s production of Rent has been announced.

A brand new production will be directed by Luke Sheppard who previously helmed Hope Mill’s 2018 run of Spring Awakening.


The cast will feature Jocasta Almgill as Joanne, Blake Patrick Anderson as Mark, Tom Francis as Roger, Ahmed Hamad as Benny, Dom Hartley-Harris as Collins, Millie O’Connell as Maureen, Maiya Quansah-Breed as Mimi and Alex Thomas-Smith as Angel.

They’re joined by Kayla Carter, Allie Farrell-Daniel, Isaac Hesketh and Bethany Terry.

On the creative team, director Luke Sheppard is joined by 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.

Originally due to run this summer, performances have been confirmed for 30th October to 6th December 2020.

The show will take place with social distancing restrictions and other safety restrictions in place for both audience and cast members.

For more information and tickets, visit the official Hope Mill Theatre website here.

Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, rock musical Rent features music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and 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.

Since its first premiere Off-Broadway in 1996, the show has enjoyed countless productions across the world including four separate West End runs.

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