To celebrate 20 years since its first staged performance, award-winning musical Rent is coming to Liverpool.
West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton stars in this iconic concert of the smash-hit musical, which will also feature the runner-up of ITV’s Superstar, Rory Taylor.
The show last toured the UK in April this year, performing 10 dates across the country, and due to overwhelming public demand the show comes to the Echo Arena on Saturday, November 30, as part of a 15-date UK tour.
Natasha, who is playing sexy lesbian performance artist Maureen, said: “I love Rent so I am made up to be playing the role of Maureen.
“She’s a great character, a little bit cheeky, flirtatious and injects some real comedy into the show.”
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is all about falling in love, finding your voice and living as if every day is your last.
Winner of the Tony Award for best musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, the show follows the lives of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/Aids.
Rent last toured the UK in 2001 and was last in the West End in 2007. A film of the musical was released in 2005 starring original Broadway cast members Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal.
The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008, after a 12-year run of 5,124 performances, the ninth longest-running Broadway show of all time.
The anniversary concert will be coming to The Auditorium at Echo Arena. To book tickets, log on to echo arena.com or call the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400.