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Casting announced for A Chorus Line

Curve, Sadler’s Wells and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full casting for the UK tour of Curve’s smash-hit production of A CHORUS LINE.

Meet the cast joining the previously announced Adam Cooper as Zach and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Cassie in the article below.

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Johannes Radebe and Dan Partridge to star in new Made at Curve production of KINKY BOOTS

EVERYBODY SAY YEAH to a brand-new MADE AT CURVE production of KINKY BOOTS, directed by our very own Nikolai Foster and starring Johannes Radebe (STRICTLY COME DANCING) as Lola and Dan Partridge (Curve's EVITA and GREASE) as Charlie Price.

Coming to Curve 17 - 25 January 2025, tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 16 April.

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Rod Campbell's beloved book comes to Curves this half term!

The timeless children's book DEAR ZOO heads to Curve for half term!

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has been brought to life in this enchanting production. Will the characters receive the perfect pet or are the animals too big, heavy and even cheeky?

With fantastic puppetry, music and lots of audience interaction, this is the perfect treat for little ones aged 1+.

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A stage adaptation of Kavita Puri's acclaimed book

The 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan saw millions uprooted and resulted in unspeakable violence. It would also shape modern Britain. Witnesses to this brutal moment in history live among us, yet the stories of that time remain shrouded in silence.

SILENCE is a new play from Tara Theatre focused on communal storytelling – presenting a shared history inspired by the remarkable personal testimonies of people who lived through the last days of the British Raj.

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Four new Made at Curve shows announced for 2024

We have announced details of four new Made at Curve productions joining our line-up in 2024, alongside a new musical in Autumn this year.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 June
FANTASTIC FOXES - Friday 26 July - Saturday 3 August
THE MOUNTAINTOP - Saturday 21 September - Saturday 5 October
PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS - Monday 2 December 2024 - Sunday 5 January 2025
SUPERYOU - Tuesday 22 October - Saturday 9 November

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Our Digital Spring/Summer Highlights brochure is here!

We’re delighted to share with you our new highlights brochure, filled with an array of exciting shows! On the cover of our latest brochure is our returning Made at Curve production of A Chorus Line, and inside you'll find everything you need to know for all of our upcoming productions including our annual New Work Festival, creative opportunities and more.

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Aled Jones: Full Circle

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before.

He was the boy treble who captivated the world with his angelic voice. Selling over seven million albums, Aled was the original, classical crossover star. His recording of Walking in the Air, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name and he has become an integral part of the nation’s festivities.

He is an award-winning television broadcaster and radio presenter who’s interviewed hundreds of A-List stars over the years. He heads up BBC’s Songs of Praise and his own Saturday and Sunday morning shows on Classic FM. Now, after 40 years in the business, he’s looking back on a remarkable career with a one-man show, that will feature never-before-heard music, tales from the decades and for the first time, his story told in his own words.

It’s time to come Full Circle.

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages

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Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail).

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally-charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Suitable for ages 12+
Show Warning: The show will include firearms, gunshots, haze, and depictions of mental illness.
Running Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

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A Tribute to The Carpenters

A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS

It’s time to get over that rainbow and make the smallest of dreams come true with A Tribute to the Carpenters.

Featuring Gordy Marshall’s, The British Carpenters, starring the fantastic Sally Creedon as Karen Carpenter and with an incredible cast made up of musicians straight from London’s West End.

Bringing to life all the hits including, Close to You, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Please Mr Postman, Goodbye to Love and many more and we recreate the soundtrack of our lives.

The original Carpenters tribute is back with a brand-new show!

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval



This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

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Signatures and Black British Dance Platform

Two platforms in one evening of dance for LET’S DANCE INTERNATIONAL FRONTIERS 2024, SIGNATURES and the BLACK BRITISH DANCE PLATFORM come together to showcase emerging dancers and choreographers locally, nationally and internationally for a unique mixed bill performance.


SIGNATURES

Led by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, SIGNATURES showcases the best in international emerging dance practice, nurturing 78 artists over the last fourteen years. This year selected artists demonstrate innovative practice connecting across the African Diaspora and Europe.



BLACK BRITISH DANCE PLATFORM

A collaboration between Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and FABRIC, the BLACK BRITISH DANCE PLATFORM has a strategic aspiration to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora who are based in the UK, with an ambition to present work internationally. The platform supports the aims of cultivating a sector that is representative of contemporary Britain. Now entering its fourth year, previous participants include Fubunation, Dani Harris Walters, Seren Marimba, Walker Movement Theatre Company, Cherilyn Albert, Chad Taylor, Blake Arts and Rose Aïda Sall Sao. This year the platform presents two new pieces of work.

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SIX

The crowning glory of Broadway, the West End, and beyond, the international smash hit musical Six makes its royal return to Leicester following its previous sell-out success!

Winner of 26 major international awards including the Tony Award for ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Costume Design’, double winner of the Whatsonstage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and a Gold-Disk winning album, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (New York Times).

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again…

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

Age Guidance: 10+
Show Warnings: Flashing lights, haze, loud music, and strobe effects.
Running Time: 80 minutes (no interval)

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National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

Be captivated by mesmerising rhythms and vibrant movements as the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica embarks on a ground-breaking performance at Curve for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024.

Founded in the spirit of Jamaica’s independence in 1962, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica is a beacon of artistic excellence, blending tradition with innovation to create a dance experience like no other. The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica will take you on a breath-taking journey through Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage. Through a seamless fusion of African rhythms, European melodies, and contemporary influences, the dancers will bring to life the island’s vibrant folklore, rituals, and stories.

Beyond the stage, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica is more than a dance company – it’s a symbol of unity, resilience and national pride. The artists, drawn from various professions, bring a deep sense of commitment and passion to their art, embodying the spirit of Jamaica. Their performances serve as a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and cultural preservation.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of dance, music, and cultural celebration with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, only at Curve for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024.

Age guidance: 4+

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New Curve in Conversation Episode - Behind-the-scenes of Come From Away Rehearsals!

February's episode of Curve in Conversation is out now!

Join us as we take a step behind the curtain and enter the Come From Away rehearsals.

Featuring interviews with the cast, you do not want to miss this latest podcast!

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Explore our Digital Learning Resource Library

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.

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Learn with top artists in Curve Classroom

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.

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