Rent tells the story of a year in the life of a group of young artists in Alphabet City, Lower Manhattan, New York. The story opens on Christmas Eve, 1989. As the group navigate life and struggle to survive under the shadow of the AIDS crisis, they discover more and more about themselves and the ones they love. Their collective story sheds light on the fight for identity in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as dealing with poverty, addiction and grief.
Featuring performers of many different backgrounds across the UCL community, this production of RENT honours the importance of representation and uplifting often marginalised voices that are so integral to this story. Above all, the show is one based on community, friendship and love.
Approx running time: 2.5 hours including 20 min interval
Trigger warnings: Drug-use, strong language & themes of adult content.
Recommended for ages 13+