Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Written by Jonathan Larsen
Produced in association with Platform Productions
Directed by Robin Williams.
Musical Director Petrus Meyer
Choreographer & Vocal Coach Chireen Ferreira.
Presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Ltd.
Roger Davis - Phillip Cowie
Mark Cohen - Jaydee Mulder
Mimi Marquez - Cailan van Heerden
Tom Collins - Nkosinathi Rodrigues
Angel Dumott-Schunard - Litha Hewitt-Coleman
Joanne Jefferson - Zena Bally
Maureen Johnson - Kasvia von Memerty
Benjamin Coffin - Arthur Daniels
The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari.
Desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time locked in her bedroom listening to his old record collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas.
When Mari starts dating small-time club agent Ray Say, she thinks he's her last chance for a better life. When Ray Say hears Little Voice sing, he thinks she's his ticket to the big time. Little Voice just wants a normal life and to be loved. But, not everyone is going to get what they want!!!
This play is part fairytale, you want LV to be rescued by Billy, part Greek tragedy in the relationship between Little Voice and Mari but also a triumph as Little Voice finds her own voice!
Script written By Jim Cartwright
Directed by Lesley Barnard.
By special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, UK
Little Voice - Gemma Alicia Barnard
Mari Hof - Yolande Farrow
Ray Say - Gareth BAin
Mr Boo - Bennie Gerber
Billy - Timothy Collier
Sadie May - Jamie-Lee Reynolds
Telephone Man - Mark Farrow
Of all the stories that have been told, in all the lands and all the languages, the greatest storyteller of all time was Queen Scheherezade, in the land of ancient Persia…
And of all the heroes of which she tells, the greatest of one of all, was: Sinbad the Sailor.
Directed by Leslie Speyers,
Musical Director - Richard Campbell
Choreographer - Sian-Beth Hitchner
Written by - Steven Stead
By Arrangement with Kickstart Productions
Glen Mc Ilroy - Sinbad
Jaydee Muller - Dame Donna Kebab
Daniel Hamilton - Silly Billy Souvlaki
Rob Andrews - Captain Long John Slither
David Jordaan - Mustapha Kit-Kat
Abigail Ranwell - Marina
Kathleen Fouche - Ameena
Alieshea van der Ryken - Morgiana The Magnificent
Matthew Hamilton - Genie of the Seven Seas