La Bohème

Cast:

Rodolfo - Ashley Catling

Mimi - Elizabeth Roberts

Marcello - Pauls Putnins

Musetta - Natalie Montakhab

Schaunard - Nicholas Merryweather

Colline - Matthew Tomko

Benoit & Alcindoro - Graham Stone

LOST Theatre, Stockwell & Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Autumn 2014


Set in a degrading, urban environment where Mimi’s illness is not tuberculosis but Heroin addiction, this will be a gritty, harsh retelling of one of the great tragic love stories. This production of Puccini’s La Bohème will delve into the lives of six young friends whose poverty and unhappiness is perpetuated by their desire for escapism.

Sung in the original Italian with English surtitles and performed with an ensemble of four musicians, HeadFirst Productions presents a dystopia in which everyone is searching for a crutch with which they can avoid confronting the seeming futility of their existence. The world of sex, drugs and self-destruction will challenge the audience’s perceptions of the late 19th century work and celebrate the power of Puccini’s music.

This production was supported by the Arts Council England.


Original Tour Dates:

29 - 30 August, 2014
The LOST Theatre, Wandsworth

4 - 5 September 2014
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells


Production Team:

Director/Producer - Sophie Gilpin
Musical Director - Kelvin Lim
Set & Costume Designer - Jason Southgate
Lighting Designer - Will Evans
Assistant Producer - Hannah Tookey
Language Coach - Fiona Murra