8th-10th July 2020 - Derby Theatre

dramaturgy by Lynn Thomson - musical arrangements by Steve Skinner - musical supervision & additional arrangements by Tim Weil - original concept & additional lyrics by Billy Aronson - 

directed by Matt Powell

Presented as the

Feature Presentation of

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Following their acclaimed Community Staging of American Idiot, MTExperiments reframe the the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning cultural phenomenon: RENT.

One of the world’s most renowned musicals, RENT is a pop cultural phenomenon exploring love, finding your voice & living for today. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, 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. Reframed to a contemporary, socio-political environment, our staging explores the strength of community through this iconic tale of love and survival.

RENT is the Feature Presentation for uprising: a musical theatre revolution


Director/Set & Video Designer: MATT POWELL

Musical Director:              ANNA MCAULEY

                               CHARLOTTE DANIEL

Stage Manager:                 LUCY YOUNG

Lighting Designer:             TOM MOWAT

Sound Designer:                HARRY GREATOREX

Associate Director:            GEORGIA BANKS

Choreography:                  CHARLI RICHO


We are currently accepting applications to join the company of RENT. We are casting Principal Roles & our ensemble (community & intensive) on January 4th (and provisionally January 5th for recalls).


For full details, visit the opportunities section of our website.


DEADLINE: Sunday 8th December 

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