Teddington Theatre Club
If you've read about The Paper Songbirds, then you'll know that we love to spend the majority of our free time in the theatre; be it treading the boards, designing sets or organising the chaos that goes on behind the scenes. This week, we are very proud and honoured to be performing at the Hampton Hill Theatre in Teddington Theatre Club's production of Rent The Musical.
Set in New York City's gritty East Village, Rent paints a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of a group of artists struggling to live and pay their rent in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City.
Having started rehearsals back in February, we've totally immersed ourselves in bohemian life. We've been working with some exceptionally talented people and spending our evenings singing electrifying music and complex harmonies; it's been a challenge both Lizzie and I have absolutely relished!
If being in the show wasn't enough, Lizzie has also been part of the creative duo behind the New York loft style set design, with graffitied walls, subway tunnel and gritty warehouse vibe.
Written in 1993, Rent is a rock musical loosely based on Puccini's opera 'La Boheme'. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, tragically died from an undiagnosed aneurysm the night before Rent's off-Broadway premiere in 1996. After moving to Broadway later that year, Rent gained critical acclaim, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical, amongst others, and successfully completed a 12-year run.
Reviews from the first night of the Teddington Theatre Club's production have been overwhelming, including a 5* critique from Essential Surrey. There are limited tickets available for the remainder of the week, which can be bought on Positickets. Exuberant, passionate, uplifting and joyous, Teddington Theatre Club's production of Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today!