Cody Musical Theatre Company

19th – 23rd September 2023

La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent 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, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Containing life-affirming songs, such as the beloved “Seasons of Love”, this is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate, and joyous.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorCharlotte Walker
Musical DirectorLeanne Evans-Dix
ChoreographerRuth Platt
Assistant Musical DirectorPaul Tickner
Dance CaptainsChristina Elsom, Ella Doyle
Rehearsal AccompanistDaniel Looseley
Stage ManagerLouise Sampson
Set ManagersRob Williams, Debora Ballatori
Lighting ManagersStephen Williams, Gary Rabbitt
Lighting AssistantsBethan Burrows, Taylor Furniss
Sound ManagerNat Casey (NC Hires Ltd)
Sound AssistantEmma Greedus
Deputy Stage ManagerSam Fisher
Stage CrewEleanor Bassett, Clive Bolton, Robert Phillips, Andy Harding, Tracyann Johnson, Claire Nisbet, Rhian Boccius, Paul Prebble, Dominic Cairns, Chris Boorman
Stage set supplied byScenery Solutions
Additional scenic items created byRobert Phillips, Clive Bolton, Eleanor Bassett
Stage videograpyAlice Ryland
Costume ManagerTim Canfield
Costume changesKaren Grover
Costumes supplied byCODY Musical Theatre Company
Wigs supplied byCODY Musical Theatre Company
Properties ManagerKatie Bourne
Properties AssistantPaula Nettleton
Make-up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make-up TeamAlison Bedford, Kimberley Nichols
Front of House ManagerTony Siddall
Front of House HelpersCaroline Ebsworth, Christina Emery, Teresa McBride, Katie Mollon, Tony Randall, Lucy Sumners, Lisa Ward
Stage DoorPeter Taylor
Rehearsal teasPeter Taylor
Publicity ManagerDevin Möller
PhotographyJohn Sherringham
Publicity videographyCate Hooper (VideoGig Ltd)
Website, programme and artworkTim Canfield
The Orchestra
Keyboard 1Daniel Looseley
Guitar 1Ed Adams
Keyboard 2 / Guitar 2Daniel Bilby
Bass GuitarJonathan Williams
DrumsDave Lambert


Cast List

Mark CohenDale Barrell
Roger DavisChris Southgate
Mimi MárquezFiona Moon
Tom CollinsDevin Möller
Angel Dumont SchunardDan Wigmore
Maureen JohnsonApril Sullivan
Joanne JeffersonSabrina Hinchliffe
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin IIITim Spindler
The WaiterSarah Lucken
Mrs. CohenLauren Griffiths
Alexi DarlingZoe Taylor
Mr. JeffersonRon Walker
Mrs. DavisLaura Gurney
Mrs. JeffersonSiân Tickner
Mrs. MarquezDebora Ballatori
Mr. GreyJames Suttle
The ManDan Goddard
Paula (Life Support Group Leader)Olivia Jasper
Life Support GroupPhilip Mumford (Gordon), Dan Goddard (Steve), Lily Ebsworth, Christina Elsom, Thomas Galwey, Emily Gregory, Sapphire Heath, Alex Polywka, James Suttle
Squeegee ManParis Terrett
Blanket WomanSiân Tickner
The PastorTim Canfield
"Seasons of Love" SoloistsSarah Lucken (#1), Philip Mumford (#2)
VendorsElla Doyle (#1), Olivia Jasper (#2)
Police OfficersIan Bennetts, Tim Canfield, James Suttle
Dance CaptainsChristina Elsom, Ella Doyle
"Out Tonight" DancersDianne Guerrero, Lauren Griffiths, Jenna Morshead, Zoe Taylor
"Tango Maureen" dancersDebora Ballatori, Tim Canfield, Lauren Davidson, Christina Elsom, Dan Goddard, Sarah Lucken, Jenna Morshead, James Suttle, Zoe Taylor, Sian Tickner, April Timpson, Paris Terrett, Ella Doyle (swing)
"Contact" dancersIan Bennetts, Lauren Davidson, Ella Doyle, Christina Elsom, Dan Goddard, Emily Gregory, Lauren Griffiths, Dianne Guerrero, Laura Gurney, Sapphire Heath, Jenna Morshead, Philip Mumford, James Suttle, Paris Terrett
EnsembleDebora Ballatori, Ian Bennetts, Tim Canfield, Lauren Davidson, Ella Doyle, Lily Ebsworth, Christina Elsom, Thomas Galwey, Dan Goddard, Emily Gregory, Lauren Griffiths, Dianne Guerrero, Laura Gurney, Sapphire Heath, Claire Ilett, Olivia Jasper, Sarah Lucken, Jenna Morshead, Philip Mumford, Lisa Nicholson, Alex Polywka, Christine Siddall, Nicky Stephens, Thomas Strachan-jago, James Suttle, Zoe Taylor, Paris Terrett, Siân Tickner, April Timpson, Ron Walker
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