Hope Mill Theatre announces summer revival of ‘Rent’, directed by Luke Sheppard

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has announced a new summer revival of Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock musical, RENT, directed by Luke Sheppard.

RENT will have a strictly limited run at the award-winning venue from Friday 31st July to Sunday 30th August 2020, and will be the second in-house production of the year, following Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in May/June.

Produced by A Factory of Creativity CIO for Hope Mill Theatre, the show will be directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet) who returns to Hope Mill Theatre for the first time since he directed the critically-acclaimed revival of Spring Awakening in 2018.

The full creative team will be announced soon.


Director Luke Sheppard said:

The Hope Mill Theatre has emerged as a groundbreaking environment to experience theatre that is loud, proud and pushing at boundaries. After redefining musical theatre for a generation, Rent is the perfect match for this unique space and I can’t wait to get started on this new production, placing the audience up close and in the heart of this incredible story and score.”


Tickets for Rent will go on sale in March. Register for priority booking now at hopemilltheatre.co.uk

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