Tallaght native Neville Bradley Jr, better known by his stage names, Neville B & Ariana Grindr, graduated from D&B Academy of Performing Arts in London in 2016.
Since then, he has become best known for portraying himself on E4’s scripted reality TV show Stage School, appearances on Alan Carr’s Grease Night on Channel 4 and Eastenders‘ Children In Need Special for BBC.
On October 23 Neville will take to the stage in Liberty Hall Dublin for a new production of critically acclaimed RENT the Musical.
RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Neville stars as the character Angel, a young street performer and drag queen who becomes the love interest of fellow character Tom Collins. Like Collins, Angel has AIDS and attends the local Life Support group. Angel eventually dies from AIDS around the same time as Halloween, her favourite time of year.
RENT The Musical will run from October 23-27 in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre at 7.30pm each night. Tickets are priced at €25-€30 and can be purchased on
the theatre’s website www.libertyhalltheatre.ie
Watch our interview with Neville, dolled up as Ariana, dolled up as Angel, where they talk coming out, drag beginnings, Gaga and RENT.
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