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NEWS: Full cast announced for second tour of RENT – 20th Anniversary Concert.

RENT in ConcertFollowing a critically acclaimed tour earlier this year, RENT – 20th Anniversary Concert is about to embark on a second tour, visiting venues including Blackpool, Nottingham, Oxford, Edinburgh, Dublin, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Headlining the cast in the rôle of Lesbian performance activist Maureen will be Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, who will also be joined by ITV’s Superstar runner up Rory Taylor (See our interview with Rory here).

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, this musical 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, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Commenting on the show Natasha Hamilton, who will be playing the rôle of sexy lesbian performance artist Maureen; made famous by Idina Menzel, Nicole Sherzinger and Denise Van Outen said: “I love Rent so I am made up to be playing the rôle of Maureen! She’s a great character…a little bit cheeky, flirtatious and injects some real comedy moments into the show.”

While Rory Taylor said: “I had the most amazing time on tour with Rent – 20th Anniversary Concert in April and I am so excited that the public want more! I can’t wait to get back on the road and play the rôle of Roger again.”

Leon Lopez who was recently seen in The Colour Purple at The Menier Chocolate Factory will return to reprise his rôle as Collins, alongside other returning cast members Ian Stroughair (Angel) and Paul Ayres as bohemian filmmaker Mark. The cast is completed with Rachel John (Mimi), Hannah Levene (Joanne), Kenny Thompson (Benny) and joined by Tim Prottey Jones, Joel Harper-Jackson, David Hinton-Gale, Beth Humphries and Katie Bernstein in the Ensemble.

For more information visithttp://rentinconcert.co.uk/

Mon 11th November- The Opera House, Blackpool

www.blackpoollive.co.uk : 0844 856 1111

Tues 12th November- Nottingham Concert Hall

www.trch.co.uk : 0115 989 5555

Wednesday 13th November – Hull New Theatre

www.hullcc.gov.uk/newtheatre : 01482 300 300

Thurs 14th November- The New Theatre, Wimbledon

www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/ : 0844 871 7646

Friday 15th November- New Theatre, Oxford

www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford/ : 0844 871 3020

Sat 16th November- Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

www.edtheatres.com : 0131 529 6000

Sunday 17th November-SECC, Glasgow

www.ticketsoup.com : 0844 395 4000

Monday 18th November- Lyceum, Sheffield

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk : 0114 249 6000

Thursday 21st November- Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie : 0818 719 377

Fri 22nd November- The Princess Theatre, Torquay

www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay : 0844 871 3023

Saturday 23rd November – The Brighton Centre

www.brightoncentre.co.uk : 0844 847 1515

Sunday 24th November- Bristol Hippodrome

www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome : 0844 871 3012

Wednesday 27th November- St Georges Hall, Bradford

www.bradford-theatres.co.uk : 01274 432000

Thursday 28th November- Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk : 0844 493 9999

Fri 29th November – Palace Theatre, Manchester

www.atgtickets.com/manchester : 0844 871 3018

Sat 30th November- Echo Arena, Liverpool

www.echoarena.com : 0844 8000 400

Photo by Darren Bell – showing original 20th Anniversary Cast

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