Rent

Rent

Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th September 2010

Putney Arts Theatre
Ravenna Road

London SW15

Director: Paul Taylor-Mills 


Musical director: Nicholas Shaikh


Choreographer: Jodie-Lee Wilde

Read the NODA review

 

 

 

Cast:

Roger Davis - Philip Doyle

Benjamin Coffin III - Jaco Botha

Mark Cohen - Matthew Schouten

Tom Collins - James Armstrong
Angel Dumott Schumard - Arron Johnson
Joanne Jefferson - Amy Skillman
Maureen Johnson - Kate Chesworth

Mimi Marquez - Natalie Douglas
Alexi Darling & Ensemble - Kirsten McGregor
Roger’s Mum & Ensemble - Joanne Eggleton

Mrs Cohen, Sue & Ensemble - Heather Loctie

Season of Love Soloist 2, Pastor, The Man & Ensemble - Daniel Joseph Serra
Season of Love Soloist 1, Mrs. Jefferson, Mimi’s Mum & Ensemble - Olga Pratt

Mrs Grey, La Vie Bohéme Waitress & Ensemble - Cassandra Harris

Steve, Mr. Jefferson & Blanket Person - John Wright
La Vie Bohéme Waiter & Ensemble - Kevin Shen

Gordon, Man with Squeegee & Ensemble - Matthew Barksby
Homeless Woman & Ensemble - Kelly Jones
Pam, Police Officer & Ensemble - Grace O’Malley
Junkies & Ensemble - Hannah Mckenna-Vickerstaff
Junkies & Ensemble - Sarah Norton

About the show

It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York under the shadow of AIDS. Rent won several awards including a Tony for Best Musical and a Pulitzer for Drama.
It’s got fantastic music, a story that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, wonderful songs and beautiful characters.

Photos

Photography by David Croft at Soundstagestudio

Show Reviews

“Cygnet Players should once again be rightly proud of what they achieved with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Comedy is notoriously difficult to do well but they sailed through this with ease, giving us frequent laughs, toe-tapping dance routines and left me wanting to download the cast recording so I could re-live some of the numbers.”

 “Rachel Kitchen’s portrayal of Jolene was one of the highlights of the show for me. She had great energy and led the number Oklahoma brilliantly.”

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

“Jonny Clines as the leading con man was suave and projected the regal feel essential for his unlikely background as a deposed prince … His rendition of ‘Love sneaks in’ was the musical highlight of the show.”

“Charlotte Donald, a superb dancer as well as an excellent singer, was perfect for the part giving it real presence.”

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

“The highlight is Hughes as Freddy ... so very natural and understated in the role that it is perfectly pitched. From rookie swindler, to devastated sufferer of Dance Fever, to PC-challenging Ruprecht, each role is effortlessly portrayed with comic timing to boot.”

“What I really enjoyed ... was the amount of dance and ensemble movement ... Choreographer Kim Schenkelaars created simple, beautiful routines that seamlessly complemented the songs.”

"Cygnet Players have once again charmed me with their simple and precise portrayal of a show.”

From the House Seats Review

“The comedy duo that really came into their own during act two was Katy Thompson and Russell Bramley. They were perfect together, and their post-coital scene on the balcony was laugh-out-loud funny. Russell particularly had exceptional comic timing throughout.”

“I also absolutely adored all the costumes. The whole show was a rainbow of colour.”

Jess Pether
Sardines Review

"Rachel Kitchen (Elle) was ideal for the role and her transformation from a blonde airhead to a strong savvy woman really gave the show backbone and was delivered to perfection"

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

"Kate Chesworth played the comedic role of Paulette and this was an example of perfect casting. Her facial expressions alone had me laughing along with Paulette, with the Irish section in Legally Blonde remix being a perfect example."

"This is a fun production which is worth seeing for Rachel Kitchen as Elle alone. It stays true to the spirit of Legally Blonde and they balance the froth on the surface well with its true message of looking beneath the surface. Well done to all at Cygnet players for another success!"

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

"It really was a bright and lively piece, which sits up there with several previous Cygnets shows."

"The show's final number, 'Look at me', left me in tears - these three ladies were a true triumph and all equally impressive."

"The production line of outstanding productions continues apace. Congratulations to all involved."

Steve Macvicar
NODA Review

"The was an excellent production of a technically complex show, and should be considered a great achievement for this rapidly expanding company."

"Charlotte Donald, Helen Burgess-Bartlett and Rhian Roberts effectively owned the stage each time they appeared, ensuring all eyes were upon them, and playing off each other very effectively."

Chris Abbott
Sardines Review

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