RENT

In September 2013 EHOS presented the pioneer of modern musicals: ‘RENT’.

This heavy hitting show with a unique vibrant style tackles compelling themes such as friendship, love, life and death.

Set in East Village in Manhattan, RENT focuses on modern-day Bohemian characters and their lives as they deal with issues such as AIDS, homophobia, poverty, and drug addiction. 

With a mixture of sweet melodies and power ballads, this modern musical is already seen as a classic!

STORY

Based loosely on Puccini’s “La Boheme”, Rent tells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS.

Amongst the group are the narrator and film-maker, Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s room mate and HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ junkie and exotic dancer, Mimi; their former room mate HIV+ computer genius, Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV+ drag queen street musician lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III a former member of the group who, after marrying a wealthy woman, has since become their landlord and the opposite of the group’s Bohemian values.

The show deals with tragedy, redemption, and the sense of hope as the intertwined relationships of the friends unfold. A refreshing change of style from the ‘traditional’ musical shows!

WHEN AND WHERE
19th – 21st September 2013 at Broxbourne Civic Hall

THE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TRUST 

As part of this production, EHOS raised money to support The Make A Difference Trust’s ‘Are You Positive?’ project, a theatre in education performance that will tours UK schools, universities and theatre colleges raising awareness of the importance of sexual health.

For more information about the Make A Difference Trust please click HERE

PICTURES

CAST

PRINCIPLES

MARK Alex Budd
ROGER Haydn Boxall (Peanut)
COLLINS Lorenzo Culora
ANGEL Andy Barke (Thursday) & Craig Gray (Friday, Saturday)
MAUREEN Nicole Taylor
JOANNE Hailey Budd
BENNY Ian Greenwood
MIMI Charlotte Waters

SUPPORTING ROLES

HOBO #1, MR. GRAY Phil Watkins
HOBO #2, THE WAITER, PRINCIPLE DANCER Danny Hurley
HOMELESS LADY #1, BOHEMIAN, PRINCIPLE DANCER Cera-Rose Pickering
HOMELESS LADY #2, PRINCIPLE DANCER Elyssa Dean
HOMELESS LADY #3, SANTA FE SINGER Helen Coxon
SQUEEGEE LADY, BOHEMIAN Jakki Hill
BLANKET WOMAN, COAT VENDOR Jen Martin
THE MAN (DRUG DEALER) Brad Boxall
MRS COHEN (MARK’S MUM), JUNKIE, PRINCIPLE DANCER Kat Rooke
ALEXI DARLING, JUNKIE, PRINCIPLE DANCER Stephanie Putt
MR. JEFFERSON (JOANNE’S DAD), OFFICER MARTIN, PASTOR Joe Tello
MRS. JEFFERSON (JOANNE’S MUM), STREET VENDOR Michelle Fisher
MRS. DAVIS (ROGER’S MUM), ALI, COP, BOHEMIAN Nicola Edwards
MRS. MARQUEZ (MIMI’S MUM), JUNKIE, PRINCIPLE DANCER Helen Brooks
PAUL, STREET VENDOR Marco Ward
BOHEMIAN, STREET VENDOR Katie Mead
STEVE, JUNKIE, BOHEMIAN, PRINCIPLE DANCER Carmine Riches
GORDON, STREET VENDOR Sam Parkins
PAM, JUNKIE, PRINCIPLE DANCER Mary-Jane Kenealy
EVE, COP Sarah-Louise Levy
BOHEMIAN, COP Bethany Parris
BOHEMIAN, COP Claire Bales
BOHEMIAN, COP Felicity Parr
BOHEMIAN, COP Claire Bales
BOHEMIAN, COP Tabitha Beckett
STREET VENDOR Lyn Hudson
STREET VENDOR, COP Michael Taylor
SUE, JUNKIE, PRINCIPLE DANCER Molly Tello
STREET VENDOR Pam Hallesy

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR Matt Hudson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Deborah King
CHOREOGRAPHER Kylie Hollingsworth
STAGE MANAGER Jo Hudson
ASM & SET CONSTRUCTION Alan Shields
VOCAL COACH Allison Parris
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jo Hudson
Kylie Hollingsworth
Debbie King
PROPS Doreen Boxall & Jon Tatler
COSTUMES Kat Rooke
FRONT OF HOUSE Sue Goode & Friends of EHOS

THE BAND

CONDUCTOR Debbie King
PIANO / KEYBOARDS Tony Crosby
KEYBOARD Allison Parris
GUITARS Jason Ward
BASS GUITAR Matt Lowrie
DRUMS & PERCUSSION John Dalton