Cast announced for new British production of Rent

Rent Musical

La Vie Boheme, Rent Heads! The cast has been announced for Landmark Theatres debut production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

The new British production opens at Peterborough New Theatre on 20 June 2024 before visiting the Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple from 3 July.

This smash hit rock musical will star Alicia Corrales (Six the Musical) as Maureen, Athena Collins (Get Up, Stand Up!) as Joanne, Cameron Bernard Jones (Ain’t Too Proud,) as Collins, Evita Khrime (Flashdance the Musical) as Mimi, Jack Reitman (Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story) as Mark, Kellianna Jay (Dreamgirls) as Swing, Kyle Richardson (The Lion King) as Angel, Luke Friend (Mamma Mia! The Party) as Roger and Myles Hart (The Book Of Mormon) as Benny.

The ensemble includes Alexandra Brighouse, Dylan Andrews, Edward Bullingham, and Max Mirza.

Rent follows a group of young artists living in Manhattan’s East Village as they navigate love, loss, and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS. The powerful and inspiring storytelling beautifully captures the ultimate sacrifice of a life of stability for the sake of art, reminding us of the importance of following our passions and taking risks to pursue our dreams.

Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent is a must-see musical featuring smash-hits including ‘Seasons of Love’ and ‘Take Me or Leave Me’. The critically acclaimed production has won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996. Rent ran on Broadway for 12 years, from 1996 and premiered in London’s West End in 1998 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it ran for 18 months.

Rent marks the first Landmark Theatre Production. With Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Paul Jepson Directs with musical direction from Mark Crossland. Lucie Pankhurst is Choreographer and Movement Director. Set and Costume Design is by Amanda Studley, with Lighting design from Andy Purves.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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