Author(s): Music by Giacomo Puccini, English libretto originally conceived by David Eaton and Adam Spreadbury-Maher with additional material by Philip Lee
Company: King's Head Theatre and Making Productions
Mark Ravenhill, Co-Artistic Director of The King’s Head Theatre, will direct a contemporary queer reinvention of Puccini’s classic opera,
Penniless writer Rudolfo struggles to monetise his online writing but a Grindr hookup with a Liberty perfume salesman—known to his friends as Mimi—leads to unexpected blossoming of romantic passion.
Meanwhile, Rudolfo's flatmate, Marcello, pursues an on/off relationship with sometime model Musetta who is torn between the idealism of loving an artist and the material possibilities offered by a hedge fund manager.
As a year passes from one Christmas to the next, the four friends struggle to reconcile love with artistic aspiration and the need to pay the bills.