Suffolk One have gained a reputation for putting on shows of a high standard since opening in 2010. This year’s production is Rent School Edition which is being performed at the college from Tuesday 31st January to Friday 3rd February 2017.
It is the 20th anniversary of the first performance of Rent in 1996 on Broadway. Rent won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was turned into a hit film in 2005. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon and its rock songs such as ‘Rent’, ‘Seasons of Love’ and ‘Take Me or Leave Me’ appeal to audiences of all ages.
Rent is based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme and follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young musicians and artists who are struggling to survive and create in New York under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young people deal with love, loss and conflict provides the thread to this ground breaking musical. It is heart-warming, up-lifting as well as thought-provoking. Do not miss seeing it performed by the talented students of Suffolk One! Tickets are on sale via the college website http://www.onecollege-shop.co.uk/