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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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Palace Theatre Manchester,
97 Oxford Street, ,M1 6FT

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

The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, for more information or a full list please email Abigail Henry on [email protected].

Palace Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. 

Please contact Access Champion Abigail Henry to request the Visual Story.

Type talk number: 18001 0844 871 7677

You can now listen to our new What's On Guide!
Click on the playlist below.

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

Our venue box office is located next to the Palace Theatre and is on street level with a low level counter. There are 4 wheelchair spaces at the Palace Theatre located on row R of the circle, with lift access from the foyer level. The rear circle is our easy access point and is recommended for patrons with any limited mobility. There is an accessible toilet on the circle level. The stalls is down 15 steps with no lift access and there are a minimum of 2 steps up into all toilets in the stalls.

We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Palace Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

There are disabled toilet facilities on the circle level of the theatre.

Palace Theatre Manchester Information

Palace Theatre Manchester
  • We recommend patrons use official NCP car parks. The nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace.
  • Wheelchair bays on the Circle level.
  • Bars are situated on all levels of the theatre.
  • Lift access to Circle and Grand Tier.
  • Hospitality packages available.
  • The Cloakroom is situated in the foyer.
Palace Theatre

97 Oxford Street



M1 6FT


Directions

By car:

Manchester is served by an excellent Motorway network:

- M62 Leeds, Humber ports, Liverpool
- M6 Birmingham, London, Scotland
- M56 Chester, North Wales
- M61 Preston
- M60 Motorway ring road around the city

The nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. For discounted parking bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for payment & validation (prices vary and are subject to change).
For those with a sat nav the postcode for Oxford Street is M1 5EJ and the postcode for Manchester Palace is M1 6NE.
To get the discounted parking rate you must bring your car park ticket to the cloakroom at the theatre for it to be validated.

By train:

Situated directly opposite the Palace Theatre is Oxford Road train station. Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.

By tram:

The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square.

By coach:

Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.

By bus:

The Palace Theatre is situated on Oxford Road/Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3019 <br> <b>Type talk number:</b> 1800108448717677

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

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5390

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0161 245 6600

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. Suitcases/large rucksacks are not allowed into the venue, so please do refrain from bringing these to the venue or, alternatively, store any large luggage at Piccadilly station. Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

The Stage Door

The Stage Door has been completely refurbished, creating a lovely relaxing environment to enjoy both a drink before and after the show. Enjoy a chilled glass of wine from our new range or sample one of our new cocktails – exclusive to The Stage Door.

Check The Stage Door Bar tab above for more information.

Box Office Opening Hours

Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only and opens 90 minutes prior to a performance. The box office will close 15 minutes after the last performance starts.

Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 12pm-4pm (on performance days closes 15 min after the performances starts). On Sundays the box office will open 2 hrs prior to the performance and close 15 minutes after the performance starts.

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