La bohème is directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of King’s Head Theatre, who has just directed a new production of Tosca there and used to co-run OperaUpClose. Adam and Becca Marriott’s reinterpretation of the Puccini opera is set in present-day East London and lays bare the damaging effects of co-dependent relationships against a backdrop of spiralling rents and social media. This interpretation only features Mimi, Rodolfo (now called Ralph), Marcello (now Mark) and Musetta. These roles will be played by Becca Marriott as Mimi, Matthew Kimble and Roger Paterson sharing the role of Ralph, Matthew Palmer and Thomas Isherwood sharing the role of Mark, Honey Rouhani as Musetta, and Lizzie Holmes playing both Mimi and Musetta.
We were treated to performances from both Becca Marriot and Lizzie Holmes, which you can see here
La bohème is at Trafalgar Studios until 6 January 2018.