Scenes from RENT
- A Staged Performance

Thu 7 - Sat 9 Mar 2024



Jonathan Larson’s acclaimed rock opera is a celebration of community in the face of adversity in this bilingual workshop performance as part of our New Work Festival 2024.

Scenes from RENT – A Staged Performance brings together a selection of key scenes and hit songs from the show, including ‘Seasons of Love’ and ‘La Vie Boheme’, to explore the musical through the lens of the isolation and prejudice faced by deaf and hearing communities during the 1980s AIDS crisis.

Performed in British Sign Language and English, Lilac Yosiphon (Oh What A Lovely War) directs an ensemble cast of deaf and hearing actors in this exciting reimagining of one of musical theatre’s most beloved titles.

Share love, give love, and spread love this spring!

Watch the show announcement in British Sign Language by clicking here.

Running Time: 52 minutes (with no interval)

Age Guidance: 14+  Contains strong language and adult themes, including death and terminal illness.

Please note that this is separate production to ‘LAOS presents RENT’ which is taking place later in the year. 


£15 tickets Under 16s
£15 tickets 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect  
£2 off on selected performances for Groups 10+
15% off for Members, 2-4-1 tickets for Friends and Supporters on Thu 7 Mar, 7.45pm

This performance will provide Captioning by The Difference Engine.

Access performances at Curve are kindly sponsored by Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester and David Wilson Homes.

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner
Original Concepts/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Tim Weil
Dramaturg Lynn Thomson
Director Lilac Yosiphon
Musical Director Ben Garnett
Choreographer and Movement Director Stacey McCarthy
BSL Consultant and Creative Associate Deepa Shastri
Lighting Designer Rhys Parker
Sound Designer Angel Rossell De Pablos
Visual/Narrative Support Eleanor Field
Creative Captions Edalia Day
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

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Cast & Creative

Nadeem Islam


Melad Hamidi

Singing for Mark

Mia Ward


Annabelle Terry

Singing for Maureen

Cherie Gordon


Charlotte St. Croix

Singing for Joanne

Chris Fonseca


Kofi Dennis

Singing for Collins

Adam Jay Price


Alim Jadavji


Chaya Gupta


Nitai Levi

Benjamin Coffin III

Scenes from RENT - a staged performance - BSL