Rent to return to Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre this summer

Rent revival Hope Mill Theatre

Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre’s production of Rent will return for summer 2021.

The brand new revival was originally planned for 2020 and was eventually streamed online during lockdown.


Now the venue has announced a new limited in-person engagement this summer with performances scheduled for 6 August to 19 September.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 19 March at 10AM with previous bookers contacted in advance.

Casting for the 2021 run is to be announced.

Luke Sheppard returns to direct, leading the creative team which includes choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves, musical supervisor Katy Richardson, musical director Chris Poon, set and costume designer David Woodhead, lighting designer Howard Hudson and sound designer Paul Gatehouse.

They’re joined by production designer George Reeve, assistant director Priya Appleby, costume supervisor Ester Mangas, production photographer Dujonna Gift-Simms and make up and wig designer Jackie Saundercock.

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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