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Hope Mill Theatre's RENT Will Return for Live Performances This Summer Photo Hope Mill Theatre's RENT Will Return for Live Performances This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021

Hope Mill Theatre has announced that its production of the classic rock musical RENT will play to audiences this summer. After only being able to perform 5 live shows last autumn prior to lockdown, the production will run for a strictly limited season from 6th August to 19th September 2021.

BWW Review: RENT, Hope Mill Theatre Photo BWW Review: RENT, Hope Mill Theatre
by Fiona Scott - Nov 26, 2020

For Hope Mill Theatre, their highly anticipated revival of Jonathan Larson’s seminal rock musical of the nineties was disrupted not once, but twice due to COVID. Rent originally ran for 12 years on Broadway and, famously, its composer tragically died hours before its first readthrough.  

Casting Announced For THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE At The Palace Theatre - Sam Tutty, La Photo Casting Announced For THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE At The Palace Theatre - Sam Tutty, Layton Williams, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

After a record breaking on-sale and due to phenomenal public demand, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE will play a further two dates and will now run from 11th to the 15th November.

BWW Interview: Maiya Quansah-Breed Talks RENT at Hope Mill Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Maiya Quansah-Breed Talks RENT at Hope Mill Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - Oct 21, 2020

Maiya Quansah-Breed is going from playing Parr in SIX to Mimi, as she joins the cast of Rent. She chats about keeping her casting a secret for 7 months, rehearsing during a pandemic and why her love for the Six queens is indescribable.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre stages this hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT which will run to socially distanced audiences this autumn ‚Äď with the 12-strong cast forming a ‚Äėbubble‚Äô for the duration of the show‚Äôs run in Manchester.¬†

Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows Photo Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020

Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.

Hope Mill Theatre To Release Tickets To Watch Their Sold-out Production Of RENT Onlin Photo Hope Mill Theatre To Release Tickets To Watch Their Sold-out Production Of RENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre has announced that after selling-out the live run of their revival of the classic rock musical RENT in only 48 hours, the production will be filmed and broadcast online to a  strictly limited number of viewers.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE Will Be Presented Next Month Photo THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE Will Be Presented Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

The Theatre Support Fund+, the team behind 'The Show Must Go On!' campaign and Take Two Theatricals present, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE for four performances on 13, 14 & 15 November 2020 at the Palace Theatre, London.

Hope Mill Theatre Announces Its Cast Of RENT Photo Hope Mill Theatre Announces Its Cast Of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

The cast and full creative team has been announced for Hope Mill Theatre's hotly-anticipated revival of the classic rock musical RENT, directed by Luke Sheppard.

Hope Mill Theatre Confirms RENT Will Play To Socially Distanced Audiences This Autumn Photo Hope Mill Theatre Confirms RENT Will Play To Socially Distanced Audiences This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre has announced its hotly-anticipated revival of classic rock musical RENT will run to socially distanced audiences this autumn a?" with the 12-strong cast forming a 'bubble' for the duration of the show's run in Manchester.

West End Performers, Grammy Award Winners and More Perform 'Imagine A World That Didn Photo West End Performers, Grammy Award Winners and More Perform 'Imagine A World That Didn't Sing'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

'Imagine A World That Didn't Sing' was written by award winning LA based composer Alexander Rudd and UK based writer/lyricist John Nicholson. What started out as a small project to encourage and support a group of BYMT members during lockdown grew exponentially.

THE DA VINCI CODE Will Make its World Premiere On Stage With a UK Tour in 2021 Photo THE DA VINCI CODE Will Make its World Premiere On Stage With a UK Tour in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's blockbuster novel that captivated the world, is to become an epic stage thriller. It will make its World Premiere on a UK Tour in 2021, opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Saturday 3 April 2021, and touring throughout the year.

Stage Adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE to Launch World Premiere Tour in 2021 Photo Stage Adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE to Launch World Premiere Tour in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

The world premiere stage adaptation of Dan Brown's international bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, will tour the UK next spring.

Hope Mill Theatre Reschedules RENT Photo Hope Mill Theatre Reschedules RENT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre has postponed its previously announced production of Rent.

WhatsOnStage Announces Lockdown Playwriting Prize in Collaboration With The Turbine T Photo WhatsOnStage Announces Lockdown Playwriting Prize in Collaboration With The Turbine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

WhatsOnStage today announces the Lockdown Playwriting Prize; a playwrighting competition launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The prize, in collaboration with The Turbine Theatre, is open to anyone over the age of 18, with any level of experience. Submissions must be titled Lockdown: Week Six, Day One, with a running time of 60-90 minutes without interval, and should not require more than six actors.

Joe DiPietro Tom Jones' Musical WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? to Play Leeds Playhouse Photo Joe DiPietro Tom Jones' Musical WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? to Play Leeds Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

A new musical, What's New Pussycat?, brings Tom Jones' sunny 60's hit parade to life on the musical stage!

& JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season Photo & JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

The 2020/21 Mirvish Theatre Season has been announced, featuring 13 shows, including the North American premiere of & Juliet!

Shortlist Announced For Visionary Honours 2020 - SIX, COME FROM AWAY, & JULIET, and M Photo Shortlist Announced For Visionary Honours 2020 - SIX, COME FROM AWAY, & JULIET, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

The Visionary Arts Foundation has announced the shortlist for the annual Visionary Honours awards on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at the Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, hosted by leading British comic and disability rights advocate Sally Phillips and featuring a special guest performance by rising star singer-songwriter Marika Hackman.

& JULIET Announces Special 'Sing-A-Long' Performance Photo & JULIET Announces Special 'Sing-A-Long' Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

The producers of & Juliet have announced that there will be a special sing-a-long performance of the acclaimed show at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Tuesday 12 May.

Hope Mill Theatre In Manchester Presents RENT Photo Hope Mill Theatre In Manchester Presents RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is to stage a revival of Jonathan Larson's classic rock musical Rent this summer, directed by Luke Sheppard, it is announced today.

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