Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd October
If you’re looking for a piece of theatre with a quirky, down-to-earth and emotive edge, then you may be interested in Jonathon Larson’s acclaimed musical, Rent, when South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society perform it at the RNCM Studio on Tuesday 19th October.
Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent modernises the issues explored within the opera and tells the tale of struggling bohemian artists living in New York in the ‘90s. Not only do the artists struggle to be accepted professionally, but they also have to battle against fractured relationships, drug addiction, an insensitive landlord, and the effects of HIV infection upon the community. As well as being light-hearted and fun in places, Rent also tackles very sensitive matters and brings to light issues which are controversial and frequently brushed under the carpet.
SMAOS have been performing since 1955 and are keen to continue expanding their repertoire. They also extend their welcome to anyone who is keen to get involved, no matter what their background.
Rent is performing from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd October at 7.30pm in the RNCM Studio Theatre. Tickets are priced at £11 each. To book visit www.rncm.ac.uk or call 0161 907 5555.