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UK première of Rags musical

Published: 2 February 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Olivier Award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn will star as Rebecca in the UK première of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical Rags at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from March 2 to April 6.

She most recently played Charity in Sweet Charity and Julie LaVerne in Show Boat, for which she won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Rags tells the story of Russian immigrant Rebecca, who, with her son David, travels to America in search of a better life. She must decide what matters more to her: staying true to her roots or adopting a new cultural identity in an attempt to 'fit in'.