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Rebecca Trehearn in Rags at Hope Mill Theatre: first look photos

The Olivier Award-winning performer stars in a new revival of the 1986 musical

Rebecca Trehearn as Rebecca in Rags
© Nathan Chandler

Production images have been released for the new revival of Rags at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre.

Rags tells the story of Russian immigrant Rebecca who travels with her son to America, where she's faced with the difficult decision of either adopting a new identity or staying true to her roots. It has a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and music by Charles Strouse (Annie), and first ran on Broadway in 1986, where it was nominated for five Tony Awards.

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Rebecca Trehearn stars in the show as Rebecca, alongside Valda Aviks as Rachel, Gavin James as Bronfman, Sam Peggs as Ben, Jane Quinn as Anna, Michael S Siegel as Avram, Robert Tripolino as Sal, Tim Walton as Jacob (Jack) and Lydia White as Bella. Completing the cast are James Dangerfield, Emma Fraser, James Hastings and Hanna Khogali, while the role of David is shared by Lochlan White and George Varley.

The Hope Mill revival is directed by Bronagh Lagan with musical direction and new orchestrations by Nick Barstow, choreography by Grant Murphy, set design by Gregor Donnelly, costume design by Maggie Harwood, lighting design by Derek Anderson, sound design by James Nicholson and casting by Jane Deitch. It runs until 6 April.

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