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RENT - In Concert - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Published by: Paul Tyree on 20th Nov 2013 | View all blogs by Paul Tyree

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Review by Paul Tyree 

A stripped-down stage resembling scaffolding, two staircases and a walkway surround the 5 piece orchestra that deliver a seamless musical accompaniment to the performers delivering this concert performance of Rent.

With seeming minimal staging (although its obvious a great deal of direction has gone into making this seem minimal  - as there's actually a great deal on show here) this then becomes all about the performances.

Set in that world we all remember of prejudice and ravaged by aids this is a musical that asks that most bohemian of questions, what thing of beauty will you leave behind. How well do you know your self and how brave can you be facing that most difficult of things - life!

This is a musical all about love! Love of friends, lovers, parents even but most of all life and the funny and beautiful ways it can make you feel.

The performers are all magnificent. It would be unfair to single people out as they all contribute to an evening where the audience felt like another character in the show. Such was the connection created by the music, the story and the actors that there truly seemed to be a shared experience running throughout the lyceum last night.

Marvellous experience, no doubt coming to a theatre near you soon so treat yourself.

THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

DUBLIN
Bord Gais Energy Theatre

www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 

0818 871 3023

 

FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
TORQUAY

The Princess Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay/
0844 871 3023

 

SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
BRIGHTON

The Brighton Centre
www.brightoncentre.co.uk
0844 847 1515

 

SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
BRISTOL
Hippodrome Theatre
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome/
0844 871 3012

 

WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
BRADFORD
ST GEORGES HALL
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
 01274 432000

 

THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
NEWCASTLE
MILL VOLVO TYNE THEATRE
www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk
 0844 871 3018

 

FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
MANCHESTER
PALACE THEATRE
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
0844 871 3018

 

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
LIVERPOOL
AUDITORIUM LIVERPOOL AT ECHO ARENA
http://www.echoarena.com/
 0844 8000 400

 

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