RENT - April 2022


Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the business-like Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.


This show contains some mild language, references to drugs and HIV/AIDS; and will include smoke effects, strobe lighting and scenes of a sexual nature. Not suitable for audience members under 12 years old. Parental Guidance is advised.

Cast & Creatives


Mark Cohen | James Watson

Roger Davis | Jordan Webster

Tom Collins | Jeremy Smith

Benjamin Coffin III | Oliver Bahrami - Jenkins

Joanne Jefferson | Jaime Finch

Angel Dumot - Schunard | Scott Dexter - Wyer

Mimi Marques | Alex Malerich

Maureen Johnson | Hannah Newbould


Emmeline Cosgrove

Russell Gillary

Wayland Holford

Chloe Jones

Summer Jones

Danielle Kaye


Director | Dylan Lee

Musical Director | Jamie Bell

Choreographer | Lorraine Porter

Set | Grant Alverez

Lighting & Sound Design | Gareth Stevens

Sound Engineer | Dave Palmer

Costume Design | Isabelle Rice, Dylan Lee & Cast

Props | Mo Jones

Marketing | Dylan Lee & James Watson

Promotional Photography | Chloe Jones & James Watson

Production Photography | Helen Gillary

Production Assistant | Stuart Henderson

"Today 4 U" Film & RENT Logo | James Watson

Scent Design | Liam Findlay for AromaPrime

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