Wednesday, January 9

Cast Announced for Rent in Concert

Celebrating 20 years since it's first staged performance Rent in Concert is going on a short tour in April and May starring West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis as Mimi and Rory Taylor who was the runner up in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Superstar playing Roger.

More cast members have just been announced and Kerry and Rory will be joined by Paul Ayres/Mark: Nikki Davis-Jones/Maureen: Leon Lopez/Collins:Ian Stroughair/Angel: Jemma Alexander/Joanne and Kenny Thompson as Benny. Members of the ensemble still to come.

Nikki Davis-Jones opens in the new musical Lift at the Soho Theatre at the end of this month with other musical theatre credits including standby Elphaba in Wicked! Never Forget, Mamma Mia and Blood Brothers.

Paul Ayres has appeared in Ghost, alternate Galileo in We Will Rock You and covered Frankie Valli Jersey Boys

Leon Lopez appeared iun Brookside for four years with theatre credits We Will Rock You, A Little Night Music, Tick, Tick… BOOM! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Piaf and Strictly Motown. He is reprising the role of Collins which he has played in the West End and at a gala concert.

Ian Stroughair's credits including Chicago, Fame and Cats and he also performs in cabaret as alter-ego Velma Celli.

Jemma Alexander has been in  Lend Me a Tenor, Singin in the Rain', The Full Monty and A Tale of Two Cities.

Kenny Thompson has appeared in The History Boys, Carmen Jones, Showboat. Mother Courage and Her Children.

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