DetailsPenniless writer Rudolfo struggles to monetise his online writing but a Grindr hookup with a Liberty perfume salesman- known to his friends as Mimi -leads to unexpected blossoming of romantic passion. Meanwhile Rudolfo's flatmate, Marcello pursues an on/off relationship with sometime model Musetta who is torn between the idealism of loving an artist and the material possibilities offered by a hedge fund manager. As a year passes from one Christmas to the next, the four friends struggle to reconcile love with artistic aspiration and the need to pay the bills. A contemporary queer reinvention of Puccini's classic opera LA BOHÈME. With Puccini's score and a new English libretto originally conceived by David Eaton and Adam Spreadbury-Maher with additional material by Philip Lee, and with Musical Direction from David Eaton, this classic tale of love and loss amongst a community of struggling artists returns to the King's Head Theatre in a new version which relocates the story to contemporary London.
Cast/Performers Matthew Kellett (Marcus), Philip Lee (Mimi), Grace Nyandoro (Marissa), Daniel Koek (Robin)
Presented by(s): Kings Head Theatre, Making Productions
Lyrics(s): David Eaton, Adam Spreadbury Maher, Philip Lee (additional material)
Musical Director: David Eaton
Director: Mark Ravenhill