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We're excited to share the news that Annie, directed by our very own Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, will open a new UK tour here in Leicester from Saturday 25 February to Saturday 4 March.
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…
Tickets for Annie at Curve will be on sale soon.
The first ever new UK production of the award-winning, world-renowned Billy Elliot the Musical opens at Curve this July.
In this brand-new trailer, go behind the scenes of rehearsals for your very first chance to see and hear this electrifying Made at Curve production coming together.
Playing for five weeks only at Curve, Leicester - Wednesday 13 July - Saturday 20 August.
Check out the brand-new rehearsal photography as Lesley Joseph, Lizzie Bea and Sandra Marvin put on their habits and take to the stage for the brand-new UK tour of hit musical Sister Act.
Gracing our stage Monday 17 - Saturday 29 October, grab your tickets now and get that Sunday Morning Feeling!
Get ready to enter a city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers!
Watch the likes of Fat Sam and Bugsy Malone transform the This Morning studio into prohibition-era New York.
You can be part of Fat Sam's Grand Slam this Autumn as they make their way to Leicester for one week only.
Click the link below to find out more or to book your tickets.
Unfortunately, valuable rehearsal time for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL has been lost due to a number of covid cases in our company. Therefore, we have made the decision to cancel performances from Thursday 7th to Tuesday 12th July to allow us to make up time in the rehearsal room and ensure we deliver a first-class production for our audiences.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this delay in opening. All customers affected by the show postponement have been contacted by our Box Office team. If you have not received an email from us, then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The latest episode of Curve in Conversation, our monthly podcast, is out now, featuring interviews with School of Rock's Jake Sharp, Maggie May Director Jemima Levick and our Artist Development and New Work Producer Julia Thomas.
Find out more and listen now here.
Riot Act is a solo verbatim show, created entirely, word for word, out of interviews with three key-players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement; Michael Anthony Nozzi; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, Lavina Co-op; an alternative ‘70s drag artist, and Paul Burston; ‘90s London AIDS activist.
Following several UK tours and a special West End performance, this critically acclaimed audience favourite is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day.
Provocative, tender, truthful, funny, political and personal, these are stories of queerness, sexuality, activism, addiction, family, childhood, love, sex, drag, community, togetherness, conflict, identity, youth, ageing, loss, fierce queens and a Hollywood diva.
Riot Act is a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches, hilarious and inspiring. It’s a riot!
A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story.
What if a stranger entered your world and caused nothing but chaos? In a land where madness is gently balanced, visitors should tread carefully. A lesson Alice must learn…
A beautiful new production that views Carroll’s classic story from a different angle. Immerse yourself in the world of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. The production features puppetry designs by Matthew Forbes, Associate Puppetry Director, of the National Theatre’s award-winning production War Horse. Take a leap down the rabbit hole and enjoy appearances from the story’s beautifully drawn characters, including the fearsome Queen of Hearts.
“A treat for all the family”
This timeless and visually beautiful story is suitable for all ages. By your fur and whiskers, don’t be late!
Through the night, under darkness. Will come a day, when we will fly.
For the first time in the UK, the award-winning, world-renowned Billy Elliot the Musical gets a new look in this Made at Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Lucy Hind.
It’s the mid 80s. Thatcher is at her most powerful. Men mine and boys box. Until, in a small town in County Durham, a young boy falls in love with ballet.
Set amidst the increasingly bitter 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot the Musical is a tale of determination, acceptance and daring to be different. In a close-knit community where family and tradition means everything, can Billy forge a new destiny and follow his passion?
What do a singer/songwriter/composer, urban visual creative, a rap artist, Indian classical violinist and an urban hang drum player have in common?
Five innovative artists share a new piece of work following a five-day residency to connect urban, contemporary and classical forms and create a distinctive new sound. Featuring Nicki Wells (contemporary vocals), Ragini Shankar (Indian classical violinist), Helms DNV (rap artist), Daniel Waples (urban hang drum) and Sukhpal Bhogal (contemporary creative video editor).
Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval.
Colectiva explore the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment.
Blending wild horn lines with Afro-Latin groove and experimental textures, Colectiva‘s thoughtful arrangements are rooted in the sounds of Africa, Latin America and the diaspora, creating a genre the group have affectionately dubbed jazz tropicaliente, or hot-tropical-jazz.
Running times: 1 hour with no interval.
Jasdeep Degun’s debut album Anomaly showcases an almost preternatural musicality, a way with technique, improvisation, composition and collaboration that will dazzle purists and newcomers alike. Mentored by Nitin Sawhney, the album’s tracks range from inspired sitar solos to orchestral cinematic journeying.
‘Anomaly is my way of shining a light on Indian classical music, on the music that comes naturally to me as a product of my surroundings as well as my training’ – Jasdeep Degun
Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20-minute interval.
The latest episode of Curve in Conversation is now live, featuring interviews with internationally renowned choreographer and director Akram Khan, award-winning writer, historian and journalist Selina Mills, and writer, performer and Curve Creative Programmes Practitioner Chandni Mistry.
To support learning around our Made at Curve productions, we have created a number of Education Packs filled with insights and activities that everyone can enjoy.
Delve deeper into Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, West Side Story and more in our resource library at the link below.
We’ve asked our leading Curve Creatives to chose a favourite photograph from a Curve show they’ve worked on and add some commentary to accompany the image – perhaps their vision for a particular moment in the show, a backstage story or bit of DVD directors-style commentary!
We hope you enjoy sharing their insight and passion for the Made at Curve shows they’ve helped create.
We’d love to welcome you and your little ones to our Little Curve Workshops, a weekly creative arts class for children aged 18 months to 4 years with their parents, carers and grandparents.
The one-hour sessions will be led by Curve Practitioners Chandni Mistry and Lily Brearley-Viney, assisted by Tamika Gore, and will either explore magical, colourful storytelling, or creative dance, music and movement. Places are priced at £3 per family group.
Since January, we're proud to have supported home-schooling during the third national lockdown with our educational initiative, Curve Classroom.
The free sessions cover a range of topics for all ages and are delivered by a host of leading artists including performers Molly Lynch, Garry Robson and Hareet Deol, Designers Grace Smart and Kate Unwin, Director Julia Thomas, Choreographers Arlene Phillips and Mel Knott, Writers Jess Green and Rob Ward, as well as a number of Midlands-based artists local to Curve in Leicester.
Find out more and explore the full archive here.