Three cast members from the show look fierce!

Rent Party


Rent Party

Being broke never looked so fierce!

Come to the party we’ve all been waiting for – a 21st century Austerity Britain immersive show inspired by the 1920s Harlem Renaissance Rent Parties.

Acclaimed choreographer and director Darren Pritchard (House of Ghetto) and Common Wealth invite you, the audience, to pay to come to a party, so that they can make this month’s rent, and entertain you with all their artist friends – dancers, singers, musicians, poets – who will create a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means today to be gifted, Welsh and working class.

Darren Pritchard has reimagined his 5-star smash hit show Rent Party, co-created together with a cast of extraordinarily talented artists from across South Wales. They have put their working class community centre-stage in a dazzling cabaret of performances, telling their own stories about the true cost of austerity Britain.

Rent Party has been commissioned as part of the Moving Roots Touring Network – a creative touring network led by Battersea Arts Centre with producing partners Lyrici Arts (Medway), Jumped Up Theatre (Peterborough), Common Wealth (Cardiff East) and The Old Courts (Wigan).

This is the first of three collaborative touring productions commissioned by Moving Roots. Each partner is re-imagining Darren’s critically acclaimed hit show with a local cast throughout 2021; passing the mic around working class communities and platforming the incredible talents of professional, often unheard artists in their area.


Creative Team

Director – Darren Pritchard
Assistant Director & Compere – Stuart Bowden

Performers & Co-creators:
Yasmin Goulden
Emilie Parry-Williams
Jude Thoburn-Price
Darnell Williams
Catherine Razzell

Production Manager – Nia Morris
Lighting and Production Support – Phil Buckly

Community Producer – Chantal Williams
Assistant Producer – Charlotte Lewis
Associate Director – Fahadi Muluku
Co Artistic Director – Rhiannon White
Producer – Camilla Brueton 

Front of House:
Lisa Bradford
Callum Lloyd
David Melkevik

Photographs – Jon Pountney

Derived from an original show, Rent Party, co-written by Cheryl Martin and Darren Pritchard, produced by Jayne Compton, dramaturged by Sonia Hughes, commissioned by Homotopia, and supported through Javaad Alipoor as part of his Changemaker stint at Sheffield Crucible.




Rumney Cons Club, 633 Newport Rd, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 4FB

£10 full price, £5 concessions, £2.50 for local residents (CF3)

75 minutes, no interval. Recommended 16+ due to mild swearing & sexual references

Wednesday 29th September 7pm

Thursday 30th September 7pm

Friday 1st October 7pm

Saturday 2nd October 2pm (BSL Interpreted)

Saturday 2nd October 7pm


Rent Party is coming to Cardiff as part of the Moving Roots Touring Network, led by Battersea Arts Centre with funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council Wales.