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The Southend Operatic & Dramatic Society Production of RENT at the Palace Theatre

1st November 2019
Posted by Aris

Director Johnny Buxton and Female Lead Maddy Lahna, from the Southend Operatic & Dramatic Society, had a chat with Ari on the Good Afternoon show about their up and coming production of RENT at the Palace Theatre in Southend from the 27th to the 30th of November!

About the show From the Palace theatre Website:

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. 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, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Catch the Full interview Below

Maddy and Johhny On the Good Afternoon show with Ari