Thursday, 10 January 2013

No Day But Today - Rent Cast Announced

Rent the musical -UK tour- Starring -
Mimi –Kerry Ellis
Roger – Rory Taylor
Mark - Paul Ayres
Maureen - Nikki Davis Jones
Collins – Leon Lopez
Angel – Ian Stroughair
Joanne- Jemma Alexander
Benny – Kenny Thompson

Twitter was buzzing yesterday with the long awaited reveal of the cast of Rent being announced. Excitement has been building for the tour of this much loved show for months now, and I was really eager to know who would be cast to play some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre.  

Whoever recruited Nikki Davis Jones in this production – I salute you.  I have seen her live playing the role of Elphaba twice now, and she was phenomenal. You would have honestly thought she had been doing the part full time.  I can’t wait to see how she interprets the role of Maureen. 

For some reason the TV show ‘Superstar’ completely missed my radar. So after seeing everyone’s tweets raving about Rory Taylor, I had to have a little YouTube sesh and see for myself.   His performances were fantastic on the show and I think he will make a great Roger. 

Anyone who knows me will know I am a massive Kerry Ellis fan. I have travelled the country to see her in pretty much every role and having her star in something in my home town is a real treat. When I heard Kerry was going to be cast I assumed she would be playing Maureen, so I thought Mimi was an odd choice. I’m sure she’ll smash it as usual though and I can’t wait to hear her belt out ‘Out Tonight’. 

Reading about the cast and rooting through the website has only fueled my excitement. If you don’t have tickets yet you can book them here.   


Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

Yes!!!!! Tickets being booked as soon as I finish typing this!

Siobhan said...

Yay, I'm so excited to see it :)

Jaclyn said...

I assumed Kerry Ellis would be Maureen too. I'm not sure how I feel about her as Mimi - isn't she supposed to be Hispanic? Otherwise the lines "In the evening I’ve got to roam/Can't sleep in the city of neon and chrome/ Feels to damn much like home/ When the spanish babies cry" don't make sense?! :s

Anyway, generally I'm pleased with the casting. Can't wait to see it live on stage for the first time :)