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Following the success of its recent five-star production of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Curve has announced plans to also stream The Color Purple online between Tue 16 Feb and Sun 7 Mar, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.
Whilst the planned run of live performances is now sadly cancelled due to the uncertainty around national restrictions, Curve will safely bring together the 2019 award-winning company to stream the production for audiences to watch online. The Color Purple – at Home will be a fully reimagined concert version of the 2019 production, co-produced by Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome.
We are delighted to be supporting home-schooling during the third national lockdown with a brand new educational initiative, Curve Classroom.
Available on our website and YouTube channel, the free sessions will be available every weekday from 4pm and delivered by a range of leading artists including performers Molly Lynch, Garry Robson, Cathy Tyson and Hareet Deol, Designers Grace Smart and Kate Unwin, Directors Tinuke Craig and Julia Thomas, Choreographers Kesha Raithatha, Lee Proud and Mel Knott, Writer Jess Green and Composer and Curve Associate Tasha Taylor Johnson, as well as a number of Midlands-based artists local to Curve in Leicester.
In this session, find out more about musical masterpiece Sunset Boulevard from the team behind the show!
This live online pre-show talk was recorded on Wed 6 Jan as part of the streamed run of Sunset Boulevard – at Home. During the Q&A, hear insights and anecdotes from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, writers and lyricists Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster, as well as performers Ria Jones (Norma Desmond), Danny Mac (Joe Gillis), Molly Lynch (Betty Schaefer) and Adam Pearce (Max Von Mayerling).
Recommended age: 14+
As we launch our stream of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster shares his vision for our first-ever fully online Made at Curve show, including how we’ve adapted the show for the digital stage and other details you can expect from our new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece.
Since closing ours doors in March 2020, we have remained committed to keeping audiences entertained, inspired and educated through exciting online content. From archive recording of Made at Curve productions to in-depth interviews with leading theatre-makers and activities for children, connect with Curve and theatre online here.
We are proud to be joining Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse to launch The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre in memory of our dear friend and colleague Andy Nairn, who sadly passed away last month.
Andy was deeply passionate about nurturing technicians of tomorrow and providing young people with training opportunities. Through the bursary programme in Andy’s name, our three theatres will be able to provide young people from across the East Midlands with access to training in technical theatre.
To support the Andy Nairn Bursaries please visit the link below.