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tick, tick … BOOM! – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Rhys Owen, Joshue Dowen and Jessica Singer in tick tick BOOM

Book, Lyrics and Music: Jonathan Larson Director: Adam Lacey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Jonathan Larson is best known for Rent, his musical based on La Bohème and relocated to New York City. But before he hit the big time, he spent years waiting tables, writing in the evenings and weekends, living in unheated apartments waiting for the big break. Tragically, ...

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Rent: Church Hill Theatre – Edinburgh

Writer: Jonathan Larson Music: Jonathan Larson Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Elske Waite Reviewer: Callum Walker Just less than 20 years after the opening of Jonathan Larson’s New York rock musical on Broadway, the story and music of Rentcontinue to inspire hope and celebration to audiences and “amplify the voices of a generation”. The Edinburgh University Footlights production successfully interprets Larson’s ...

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RENT – Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Glen Hanmer and Bryan Wood Reviewer: Paul Jones Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is a rock opera about artists, activists, aids sufferers and addicts in 90’s New York. Struggling to make ends-meat and find their identities, they battle against corporations, against illness, against addiction and at times against themselves. Rent is a ...

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Rent – Curve, Leicester

Book, Music &Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director:Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is a rock opera about a group of struggling artists trying to make ends meet in difficult times. Battling drug addictions, HIV and the establishment, Rent is full of humour, heartache, highs and lows as the characters struggle with their relationships, and their identities ...

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Interval So Far – Cockpit Theatre, London

Musical Direction: Jo Louis Robinson Directors: Bo Boland, Sarah Henley, Tim O’Hara Reviewer: Chris Combemale An amalgamation of productions is always tricky, but Interval So Far pulls it off, just. A mixture of poignant past shows, Interval Productions puts on an impressive but overly long three hours of entertainment, keeping you on your toes and your heart pumping. No names ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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Rent – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Karl Steele Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company is an amateur company formed in 2011 and based in the intimate fringe theatre at Birmingham’s grand Old Joint Stock pub and theatre. Over the last couple of years they have produced a number of concerts of songs from the shows; ...

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NEWS: Celebrate The Tori Party at Freedom, Soho

In the past year alone, with the company she founded Interval Productions (now run with Co-Producer Sarah Page), Tori has produced three musicals. She appeared in two of them, and wrote two of them and with her team is now awaiting the results of seven nominations collectively (Off West End and Broadway World Nominations). Excitingly, ‘Streets’ (which transferred to Hackney ...

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