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RENT the Musical at Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Review

RENT the musical, by Bare Productions (an Edinburgh-based theatre company), is currently showing, as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe lineup.

A circle of Polaroid portrait photographs and in the middle the RENT text.
RENT the Musical, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

RENT the Musical at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Based on the indelible love story of Puccini’s La Boheme (1896), RENT is a rock opera documenting the year in the life of a group of friends, in Lower Manhattan's East Village, New York. The musical tells a story of penniless artists and their struggles; navigating broken relationships, poverty, homelessness, and isolation amidst the AIDS crisis. Written by the late Jonathan Larson, this evergreen musical of social exploration is a hymn to life and love in its abundance of forms.

About Bare Productions

Bare Productions is an Edinburgh-based theatre company committed to providing opportunities for amateur performers, through professional standard shows. Bare launched in September 2017 and made their debut production with the sell-out musical ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ followed by five-star hit ‘The Addams Family’ and subsequent rave-reviewed productions ‘We Belong’ and ‘Kinky Boots’.

RENT A Bare Production

Director – Dominic Lewis

Musical Director – Finlay Turnbull

The Cast

Mark – Ethan Baird

Roger – Nick Tomlinson

Mimi – Freya Rivero

Angel – Rory Mckeon

Collins – Andrew Gardiner

Maureen – Nicola Alexander

Joanne – Felicity Halfpenny

Benny – Greg Mcafferty

Ensemble – Chris Veteri, Will Jackson, Neil Robertson, Russell Coid, Sophie Kayembe, Rosie Sugrue, Laura Green, Rachael Anderson

Bare Productions have produced an incredible rendition of RENT! Beautifully put together with a talented cast covering very difficult topics including suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, homophobia, AIDS, and homelessness *****


August 4-12th, 2023 at 19:40 (2.15hrs) | £16-19

Paradise in Augustines – The Sanctuary 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL


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