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In pictures: Opening night of Rent at the St James Theatre

Bruce Guthrie's 20th anniversary touring production has arrived in London


The 20th anniversary UK tour of Rent arrived in London yesterday, with guests including Cameron Mackintosh and Samantha Barks in attendance on the show's opening night.

Bruce Guthrie directs a cast including Shanay Holmes as Joanne, Lucie Jones as Maureen, Philippa Stefani as Mimi Marquez and Layton Williams as Angel.

Other guests in attendance included Brendan Coyle, Dan Gillespie Sells and original Rent cast member Anthony Rapp.

Jonathan Larson's musical won four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1996. It ran on Broadway for 12 years and was adapted into a film in 2005.

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Rent runs at the St James Theatre until 29 January.