If you missed out on tickets to the now completely sold out production of RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, you're in luck as the show will now be broadcast online.
The show, rescheduled due to Covid, sold out in 48 hours after announcing its stellar cast. It is due to open on October 30th and will run until December 6th. The show will now be captured by The Umbrella Rooms and it will be available to watch online for a limited numner of audience members who piurchase tickets in advance for allocated dates.
The brilliant cast feature Jocasta Almgill as Joanne, Blake Patrick Anderson as Mark, Tom Francis as Roger, Ahmed Hamad as Benny, Dom Hartley-Harris as Collins, Millie O'Connell as Maureen, Maiya Quansah-Breed as Mimi and Alex Thomas-Smith as Angel.
The online broadcast will run on 27, 28 and 29 November, 4, 5 and 6, 11, 12 and 13, 18, 19 and 20 December, with performances beginning at 7.30pm. You can register for priority booking ahead of tickets going on sale on October 9th via https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/
William Whelton, executive director of Hope Mill Theatre, said: "One of the hardest challenges we faced as a venue was producing Rent with the current restrictions on our seating capacity as a result of social distancing being in place. The option of operating at 50 per cent capacity during the run was financially completely unviable and meant we stood to have a large financial deficit as an organisation, which at this time we are unable to allow. So being offered the opportunity from the rights holders to make up our lost capacity with the chance for audiences to view an online version of the show is incredible and has allowed us to move forward with staging such an ambitious production during this time."
This is great news. I know so many of us were gutted we didn't get a chance to snap up tickets so now we can all enjoy what is sure to be a brilliant version of this iconic show together. I know I'll be getting a ticket!