Thu 8 Dec 2016

CURVE FOLLOWS UP A HYDROMATIC CHRISTMAS WITH A HOST OF NEW SHOWS FOR 2017

  • A new Made at Curve Production of the classic black comedy and moving coming-of-age story The Graduate.
  • The return of the smash hit Made at Curve musical Hairspray and the Nicest Kids In Town.
  • My Country; a work in progress – the culmination of a nationwide listening project by the National Theatre in association Curve.
  • Performances from a company at the forefront of innovative dance, merging classical ballet and modern dance while preserving African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco, as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers.
  • Jaw-dropping performances from around the world and around the corner at the critically acclaimed Hip Hop dance theatre festival Breakin’ Conventions.

With smash hit productions of Grease and The Twits wowing audiences at Curve this Christmas, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster are thrilled to announce the release of tickets for five new shows for 2017.

Fans of new drama are in for a treat with a new Made at Curve production of The Graduate, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and in association with Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin Productions. Iconic characters from Charles Webb’s novel and the classic film are brought to life in this hilarious black comedy and moving coming-of-age story which runs at Curve from Tue 30 May – Sat 10 Jun.

Autumn sees the return of the irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away, Hairspray. The smash hit Made at Curve production is returning for one week only from Mon 16 Oct – Sat 21 Oct and will transport audiences back to 1960’s Baltimore and the world of Tracy Turnblad, the big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream.

My Country; a work in progress uses exact words taken from interviews with people around the country just days after the EU referendum.  Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, to create this new production which runs at Curve from the 25 April – 29 April.

Let’s Dance International Frontiers returns for the seventh year with an innovative programme of dance from around the world. As part of the festival Curve is thrilled to host the Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadanco, one of the most sought after modern American dance companies who will be presenting an exciting mixed bill of acclaimed work on the Fri 12 May – Sat 13 May.

The theme of exciting new works in dance continues from Tue 23 May – Wed 24 May with the critically-acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre Breakin’ Convention. Curated and hosted by UK hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D and featuring not only live performances but DJs, graffiti art, workshops and much, much more.

The announcement sees shows join a Spring season already packed with drama, dance and musical entertainment including The Woman in Black, The Wedding Singer, an all-new Made at Curve production of Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw as well as The Play that Goes Wrong and Pygmalion.