We are once again looking for talented performers from across Leicestershire to join the cast of our Christmas musical, Scrooge. Working alongside our communities is at the heart of what we do and we are proud to offer opportunities for so many local folk for this production.


As previously announced, Curve’s Christmas production for 2017 – directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster – will be a magical new version of Academy Award winning composer, Leslie Bricusse’s family musical, Scrooge, adapted from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

For the production Curve are looking for young people to play the Cratchit family’s children. There are also roles available for Fezziwig’s children and the young people of London. Therefore, all male and female applicants need to be aged between 8 and 21 years.

Interested parties need to follow the audition guidelines and complete the application form below. Applicants will then be contacted with a date and time slot for their audition.


Once you have completed the application form, please e-mail to before Sat 1 Jul 2017 with the subject header SCROOGE.


COAL - Call out for Women

The drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future comes to the stage as Gary Clarke Company embarks on a major 2017 national tour with COAL!

And there’s a unique opportunity for four women to make their own contribution to the story as they join dancers and musicians in a remarkable live theatre tribute to the people of the coalfields.

Gary is looking for four Leicester-based women aged 30 plus (no upper limit) with no professional performance experience in dance or theatre to join him, his seven dancers and a live brass quintet on stage as COAL takes to the stage at Curve. The four women will feature in a small section of the show and play members of the women’s union ‘Women against Pit Closures’ established in 1984.

Applicants must be able to commit to the following dates:
Taster Session
Mon 20 Mar, 6.30pm–9pm at Curve (Rehearsal room 2)

Intensive weekend
Sat 8 & Sun 9 April, 10am–4pm at Curve (Rehearsal room 1)

Venue rehearsals and performances
Thurs 14 Apr, 6pm–9pm — Fittings and rehearsals (Rehearsal Room 2 tbc)
Fri 15 Apr, 10.30am — Rehearsal and technical dress run followed by 7.30pm show and post-show talk

For more information about this opportunity, please visit You can also conatct Laura Barber, COAL Engagement Manager, on or call 07391 621966 to register your interest.

MISS SAIGON - Call out for Children

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon is looking for boys or girls to play the role of Tam when the show runs here at Curve from 1 – 22 Jul.

Children must live within a commutable distance of Leicester and be aged 5 by the end of June. All children must be small, confident and of SE Asian appearance. The role of Tam does not require the children to speak, sing or dance, but it is completely integral to the plot.

For further information about this opportunity, or to apply, please contact Jo Hawes on including a small head and shoulders photograph. You can also call Jo on 01628 773 048.

Professional Curve Productions

For our Curve Productions we work with agents and advertise opportunities through Spotlight.

Each production’s director is responsible for the casting of that show, helped either by a freelance Casting Director or our Assistant Producer. Casting is dependent on the requirements of the production (large musical/small play) and the type of show we are producing (In-house/Co-production).

Generally, we do not hold ‘open auditions’ at Curve theatre. However, casting breakdowns are often posted via Spotlight and sent to agents who then submit their suggestions. Castings and meetings usually take place in London.

Please bear in mind that as we do not have a specific Casting Department and due to the large number of enquiries we receive, it is not always possible to reply to every correspondence. We do keep submissions and CVs that are sent to us on file, however it is much more beneficial to apply for a specific role in a production rather than just any production across the season. For further enquiries, please email