Showing from Wednesday 01st September 2021 @ 7:30PM — Saturday 04th September 2021 @ 7:30PM
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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, Rent 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, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this ground breaking musical.
This hit musical comes to the Fylde Coast brought to you by the award winning Christie Musical Theatre Company and its highly accomplished creative team of Emma Norman, Helen Harrison & Gareth Pearson. With an exceptional cast performing contemporary classics such as SESONS OF LOVE, ONE SONG GLORY and LA VIE BOHEME this production is not to be missed.
All profit from The Christie Musical Theatre Company production of Rent will be donated to The Christie Charitable Fund in their fight against cancer.
About The Christie Musical Theatre Company
In 2010, following the untimely loss of great friends who had been cared for by The Christie Hospital, Emma Norman and Lia Wilkinson staged a fundraising cabaret evening for the Christie Charitable Fund. This event was hugely popular, so they next planned a West End Revue the following year - this time drawing upon a handful of talented friends from the world of Musical Theatre - alongside the amazing kids from Fylde Stage Academy (courtesy of their Principal, Di Barron).
'A Concert for Christies' was born.
Staged at Thornton Little Theatre over 2 nights, this event once again sold out. In 2013, Emma and Gill Rowland (now co-Producer) moved the production to the much larger Lowther Pavilion theatre for 3 nights. This, and their subsequent 2015 show, drew full houses.
A 2017 concert SOLD OUT over 3 consecutive nights, raising a further £10,012.75 for the amazing Christie Charity.
In 2018 the company bravely took on their first ever full scale Musical ‘In the Heights’ for a 5 performance run - and it proved a massive success - garnering excellent reviews, thrilled audiences and no less than 6 NODA wins including Best Musical & Production of the Year.
Cancer has touched the lives of every single member of our cast and audience, be it directly or indirectly, we at Team Christies are proud to have the opportunity to help THE CHRISTIE HOSPITAL fight the great fight whilst also creating and performing in a project we all dearly love.
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