'Rent could have been written yesterday, the political climate has barely changed'
By Bruce Guthrie
With the 20th anniversary production of Rent currently touring the UK, the show's director Bruce Guthrie reflects on his time developing the revival of Jonathan Larson's musical
Lucie Jones shortlisted for UK Eurovision entry
The Rent actress is one of six acts in the running to represent the UK in Kyiv in May
Our top 10 most popular videos of 2016
From Benedict Cumberbatch to Carrie Hope Fletcher, find out what were the most watched videos on WhatsOnStage this year
My Top 5 Showtunes: Father Christmas
By Santa Claus
St Nick tells us the musical numbers he couldn't live without
Cast illnesses force Rent to perform concert version of show
Five members of the cast and the musical supervisor were taken ill last night
Ben Hewis: My top 10 shows of 2016
WhatsOnStage deputy editor Ben Hewis picks the ten shows he loved over the past year
The week in pictures: 10 - 16 December
Amanda Holden opens in Cinderella, Dreamgirls finally hits the West End and Rent comes to London in this week's top pics
Video: We chat to Samantha Barks, Lucie Jones and more at the opening night of Rent
Find out how the cast of Rent were feeling after their official opening night
In pictures: Opening night of Rent at the St James Theatre
Bruce Guthrie's 20th anniversary touring production has arrived in London
Review: Rent (St James Theatre)
The 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's Rent arrives in London