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Rent 20th Anniversary Concert

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Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton stars in this iconic concert of the smash-hit...

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Running time: 2h 30m

Overview

Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton stars in this iconic concert of the smash-hit...

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Running time: 2h 30m

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New Theatre Oxford, Oxford
George Street,Oxford,OX1 2AG

Rent 20th Anniversary Concert

Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton stars in this iconic concert of the smash-hit musical, which will also star the runner-up of ITV's Superstar, Rory Taylor.

The show last toured the UK in April this year, performing 10 dates to rave reviews - so due to the overwhelming public demand the show is back for its final run, with Natasha taking on a starring role. Rent - 20th Anniversary Concert will be playing 15 national dates this Autumn including Blackpool, Nottingham, Oxford, Edinburgh, Dublin and Newcastle before closing in Liverpool on 30 November.

Commenting on the show Natasha Hamilton, who will be playing the role of sexy lesbian performance artist Maureen; made famous by Idina Menzel, Nicole Sherzinger and Denise Van Outen said: 'I love Rent so I am made up to be playing the role of Maureen! She’s a great character…a little bit cheeky, flirtatious and injects some real comedy moments into the show.'

Whilst Rory Taylor said: 'I had the most amazing time on tour with Rent - 20th Anniversary Concert in April and I am so excited that the public want more! I can’t wait to get back on the road and play the role of Roger again.'

Natasha Hamilton is known for being one third of the UK's most internationally successful girl group of the last ten years with more than 10 million worldwide record sales. These days she’s also known as a TV personality, wife, mother and businesswoman. Now she can add actress to the impressive list since landing the lead role of Mrs Johnstone in the highly acclaimed West End show Blood Brothers.

After months of excited speculation in the press, Natasha embarked on the momentous ITV2 show The Big Reunion. The show saw the Musical Theatre star return to her pop roots as she rejoined the other Atomic Kittens in the much anticipated reunion early in 2013. A sell-out arena tour followed.

Rory has been a professional singer since the age of 14 and has recently shot to fame after appearing in Superstar on ITV. Rory was runner up in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV search for an actor, to play the role of Jesus in an arena tour of his hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Rory is lead singer in a band called 54321. He sings with his cousin and three brothers and the band are resident in The Cavern Club, Liverpool. With the band, Rory has supported Mel C, Westlife and McFly on major arena tours. The band have also performed at a number of international festivals, where they have supported The Beach Boys. Rory has released two albums, What We Did With Our Days and Motion Picture Scenery.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RentT 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, this musical 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, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Rent includes songs Seasons of Love, Out Tonight, Without You, Will I and Finale B.

Previous cast members include Mel B, Denise Van Outen, Jesse Wallace, Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal. Rent last toured the UK in 2001 and was last in the West-End in 2007.

A film of the musical was released in 2005 starring original Broadway cast members Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal.

The shows composer Jonathan Larson died unexpectedly the morning of Rent’s first Off-Broadway preview. Larson died of an aortic dissection believed to have been caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome.

The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,124 performances, the ninth-longest-running Broadway show of all time. The production grossed over $280 million.

The full cast will be announced over the coming weeks.

'A show that spoke (or rather sang) for a whole generation still has a burning intensity when it’s delivered as punchily as it is here'
Mark Shenton, The Stage

***** 'Phenomenal'
theatreinscotland.co.uk

**** 'Grab a ticket whilst you can'
whatsonstage.com

8/10 'terrific vocal performances from an ensemble pulsing with energy'
Liverpool Echo

'A real hit!'
Vada Magazine

**** 'Incredible'
westendwilma.com

'The best night out I have had in a long time'
South Wales Argus

Rent 20th Anniversary Concert

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.

Rent 20th Anniversary Concert Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There is level access to the Box Office and main foyer on George Street. The front doors to the foyer and Box Office areas can be operated automatically by a push button.

There are four wheelchair positions located at the rear of the Stalls, with room for one companion to sit alongside. This area is accessed by our wheelchair lift, which Front of House staff will be available to assist where necessary, and would also be happy to purchase drinks and merchandise on your behalf.

Anyone that transfers from a wheelchair to a seat must be able to walk to the nearest fire exit unaided. Wheelchairs that are not needed during the show will be stored safely away by our Front of House staff.

 

The New Theatre is equipped with an infrared sound amplification system. To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from the Box Office on the day of the show. The Box Office staff can provide you with a ‘pack’ which includes a sterilised headset, charged battery and a user guide for the system. We do ask that these be returned after the show to a member of Front of House staff. 

Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.

Headset
This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

We also provide a hearing loop system and run occasional signed and audio described performances. For a list of dates and shows please call our Access line on 0800 912 6971.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets, we can then organise a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and provide your dog with some drinking water.

Please note some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs.

Accessible toilets are located in the main foyer and front right-hand stalls. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible toilets, should you need to call for a member of staff.

New Theatre Oxford Information

New Theatre Oxford
  • The closest car parks to the venue are Worcester Street and Gloucester Green, or the larger multi-storey car park is just a 5 minute walk. Getting into Oxford can be difficult, but Oxford has a brilliant Park & Ride service.
  • Level access to the box office and main foyer. Disabled toilets are located in the main foyer and front stalls. Wheelchair positions are located at the rear of stalls with room for one companion to sit alongside. This area is accessed by our wheelchair lift.  Front Of House Staff will be available to assist where necessary, and would also be happy to purchase drinks and merchandise on your behalf. We also provide a hearing loop system and run occasional signed and audio described performances. For a list of dates please call our Access line on 0800 912 6971. Guide dogs are welcomed inside the auditorium.
  • There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the stalls foyer, two further bars in the circle foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with a full array of drinks and snacks.
  • There is only one lift within the theatre for use by our disabled patrons. Please note this lift can only access the stalls.
  • Kiosk with snacks in the main foyer.
  • The cloakroom is located in the stalls bar, if this is closed please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. Free to ATG Theatre Card members.  
New Theatre Oxford

George Street
Oxford


OX1 2AG


Directions

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Car

Parking in central Oxford can sometimes be difficult so customers are advised to use the park & ride facilities when possible. For more information on parking please visit the Oxford City Council website or the Park and Ride website.

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Train

For customers arriving by train, the station is only a ten minute walk from the theatre. For times and more information please visit The Train Line

Coaches and Mini-Buses 

George Street: There is no parking or dropping off in George Street at all without a permit. A permit will be needed for coaches/mini buses to enter Oxford City Centre and will be specific to that evening’s performance with set times. There is no parking permitted anywhere on George Street. To apply for a permit, you will need to call 0845 634 4466 (Parking Shop on Speedwell Street). Coaches without a permit cannot go any further than the bus lane junction at the end of Gloucester Street.

Beaumont Street: There are various restrictions on Beaumont Street. Coaches are allowed to drop off and pick up, but for no longer than five minutes in the loading bay or the coach stop just past the Randolph Hotel on the left hand side.

If the mini bus is less than thirteen seats (including driver) then they are able to park in the pay and display until 6.30pm.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3020*

Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5392 (10am-6pm, Mon – Fri.)

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01865 320760

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

New Theatre Oxford Contacts

 

Customer Feedback - Email [email protected]

Box Office - Email [email protected] 

Marketing - Email [email protected]

Press Officer - Email [email protected]

Group Sales - Email [email protected]  

Mailing List amendments - Email [email protected]

Cast requiring a digs list, please email [email protected]

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