The national tour of the iconic rock musical, Rent, moves into London’s St James Theatre for the Christmas period.
Javar La’trial Parker (Showboat) stars as Benjamin Coffin III, joining Joshua Dever, Ross Hunter, Billy Cullum, Ryan O’Gorman, Shanay Holmes, Layton Williams, Philippa Stefani and Lucie Jones.
Jonathan Larson’s musical, inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996.
Larson’s world is inhabited by a group of bohemian artists who struggle to maintain their friendships and their non-conformist ideals in New York’s East Village. Facing their problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.
Rent runs at St James Theatre from Thursday until January 28.
2017 Tour dates
31 January to 4 February, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne 6-11 February, Churchill Theatre, Bromley 14-18 February, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 28 February – 4 March, Liverpool Empire Theatre 7-11 March, New Victoria Theatre, Woking 28 March to 1 April, Leicester Curve 3-8 April, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 11-15 April, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre 18-22 April, York Theatre Royal 1-6 May, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre For The Arts 9-13 May, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 16-20 May, Nottingham Playhouse 23-27 May, Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.