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Check out the brand-new Sister Act production photos!

The divine musical comedy is heading on a UK tour straight from the West End.

Starring comedy legend Lesley Joseph and musical theatre royalty Sandra Marvin (Waitress) and Lizzie Bea (Hairspray), this brand-new production heads to Leicester this October.

Tickets are selling fast so book yours now.

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Watch the trailer for Frantic Assembly's Othello

Frantic Assembly and Curve reunite to bring this fierce reimagining of Shakespeare's dark tragedy.

This award-winning production returns for a UK tour following its highly acclaimed runs in 2008 and 2014, with an updated version for 2022.

Playing at Curve Monday 19 September - Saturday 1 October, tickets are limited with best availability on Saturday performances.

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Audio Introduction to Billy Elliot available now

We're looking forward to welcoming audiences to our Audio Described performance of Billy Elliot the Musical this Saturday 13 August at 2.15pm.

The audio introduction to the show, detailing the story, set, characters, costume and cast is available now; to listen on SoundCloud, click 'Find out more' below. This audio description for this performance will be presented by Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies for Talking Sense Audio Description Services.

There will be a Touch Tour prior to the show from 12.45pm. To reserve your place, please contact the Box Office.

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Two Weeks until our free Community Day with An Indian Summer

After an extraordinary 10 years, An Indian Summer‘s festival extravaganza returns to Curve and Orton Square! Expect an eclectic showcase of outdoor music and dance, a myriad of family friendly workshops and a range of food and drink vendors.

All activities are free and suitable for all ages; visit our event page to find out more!

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Listen to the latest episode of Curve in Conversation

The latest episode of Curve in Conversation, our monthly podcast, is out now, featuring interviews with members of the Finding Home company and creative team as they prepare to stage three brand new plays from local writers: Ruka, Ninety Days and Call Me By My Name.

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FIRST LOOK at our Billy Elliot the Musical production photos

We're excited to be sharing the first look at our brand new #MadeAtCurve musical with these incredible photographs from Marc Brenner.

Billy Elliot the Musical only running until Saturday 20 August, don't miss the theatre event of the Summer.

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Billy Elliot the Musical

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?

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Chess the Musical

At the height of the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess masters, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional and political triangle.

Includes the international hit singles I Know Him So Well and One Night In Bangkok. Other well-known songs from the score include Anthem, Heaven Help my Heart and Pity The Child.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk

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Blowing its way to Curve as part of Journeys Festival International comes A Little Breeze, a brand-new production from international dance company CNC Danse.

Join Nathalie Cornille as she blows, flutters and puffs across the stage in a dance piece based on the freedom of wind.

Perfect for young audiences aged 2+, and those who are young at heart, enjoy this energetic and colourful show of delightful and playful dance.

Choose how much to pay, from £0 – £10 and discover this spellbinding work from the renowned French dance company.

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Talvin Singh and Friends

A world-class performance by internationally acclaimed, Talvin Singh.

Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, is renowned for creating the bridge between Indian and electronic music. Drawing Inspiration from the classical Indian arts, he has managed to sculpt a unique sonic landscape and taken the Tabla to the cutting edge with the most unimaginable creations.

Talvin will be joined by fellow classical musicians in an unmissable one-off performance.

Aakash Odedra Company will be presenting a short dance by AO2 before the show, showcasing Leicester’s next generation of classical and contemporary Indian dance.

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An Indian Summer Festival Community Day

After an extraordinary 10 years, An Indian Summer‘s festival extravaganza returns to Curve and Orton Square! Expect an eclectic showcase of outdoor music and dance – from classical and contemporary to Bollywood, hip-hop and jazz.

Our myriad of family friendly workshops will be open to all- including arts and craft, henna and saree dressing. Taste the four corners of South Asia with a range of food and drink vendors, and enjoy the summer vibe.

For knowledge seekers and cultural enthusiasts, there will be a range of talks and films exploring Sufi dance in Pakistan and the 50th anniversary of Asian Ugandan expulsion.

All activities are free, but tickets should be booked for selected events to guarantee your place.

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Mamma Mia!

Join in the fun at MAMMA MIA! in Leicester for the very first time!

The ‘ultimate feel-good show’ (Classic FM) has already thrilled over 65 million people and now it’s your chance to experience the
worldwide phenomenon live on stage at Curve for two weeks only.

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Leicester.

Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

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Listen to the latest Curve in Conversation!

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.

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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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Curve Creative Commentaries

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.

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Join our new weekly creative sessions for families

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.

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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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