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The National Theatre's The Ocean at the End of the Lane to visit Curve in 2023

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE will tour the UK and Ireland later this year, direct from the West End, visiting Curve from 31 January to 11 February 2023. Tickets will be on sale soon.

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Watch the new rehearsal trailer for Maggie May

There's less than a month until our Made at Curve production Maggie May heads to our stage. Check out the brand-new rehearsal trailer of this heartwarming show about an ordinary family from Leeds coping with the daily challenges of life with Dementia.

All performances of Maggie May are Dementia Friendly.

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Watch our Billy Elliot young company members in rehearsals

Like Electricity: meet our incredible young company members and take your very first look inside the rehearsal room for Billy Elliot the Musical.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, don't miss this new Made at Curve production 7 July - 14 August, exclusively here in Leicester.

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Listen to the latest episode of Curve in Conversation

Listen to the latest episode of Curve in Conversation, featuring a look ahead at Lets Dance International Frontiers with Pawlet Brookes MBE, as well as your first chance to hear from Billy Elliot company members Sally Ann Triplett (Mrs. Wilkinson), Choreographer Lucy Hind and the young cast.

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Watch The School of Rock Tour Trailer

Get ready to stick it to the man Leicester, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical School of Rock is coming to rock out at Curve!

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and a band of insanely talented kids that play live every show, School of Rock will warm your heart and blow you away in equal measure.

Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today to see the hit musical that everyone’s raving about.

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Just announced - meet our Billy Elliot company!

We're so excited to introduce you to our electrifying Billy Elliot the Musical company!

Find out more and meet your Billys, Michaels, Debbies and more here.

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Made at Curve

Oh What a Lovely War

Our annual Made at Curve and De Montfort University co-production returns to the stage next year with this new version of Joan Littlewood’s pioneering satirical masterpiece, Oh! What a Lovely War.

Inspired by Charles Chilton’s radio play The Long Long Trail, the musical was first performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963. Now, an ensemble cast from the university’s Drama BA (Hons) course will follow in the footsteps of the original Theatre Workshop company, examining the true costs of the Great War through the lens of a seaside music hall revue.

Featuring wartime classics It’s A Long Way to Tipperary and Good-bye-ee, Oh! What a Lovely War is hilarious and harrowing in equal measure. Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and join us in paying tribute to the scores of soldiers who fought for our nation.

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton* are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is a joy to behold. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.

“MERTON’S CHUMS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SEASONED PERFORMERS IN THIS FIELD AND KNOW JUST HOW TO WORK THE GAMES, THE SUGGESTIONS AND THE AUDIENCE FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT. …PURE HILARITY” – British Theatre Guide

“THEY CONTINUE TO BE THE FINEST EXPONENTS OF THE IMPROV ART” – Daily Mirror

Age Recommendation 14+
May contain some swearing and adult themes

*Please note line-up may vary

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Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock

Time to get the legendary Jasper Carrott back where he belongs – up front and centre stage.

Jasper is joined by his mate, the thunderous rock legend Bev Bevan (founding member of Electric Light Orchestra and The Move), who brings his stunning band along with guest star Andy Bennett, former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist.

Enjoy a night of fantastic comedy and great music to lift the spirits and remind us what life is all about!

“It’s the show that has it all: musical talent young and old, songs for everyone” “…get yourself a ticket. It really is a show not to be missed.” Wolverhampton Express & Star

Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.

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School of Rock

Get ready to stick it to the man Leicester, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical School of Rock is coming to rock out at Curve!

School of Rock is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black.

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and a band of insanely talented kids that play live every show, School of Rock will warm your heart and blow you away in equal measure.

Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today to see the hit musical that everyone’s raving about.

Running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes (including interval)

Age Recommendation 8+ – Please note that School of Rock contains occasional strong language and may not be suitable for very young children. This performance also contains smoke effects and strobe lights throughout.

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Cluedo

Was it Miss Scarlett, with the revolver in the dining room, or Professor Plum, with the lead pipe in the library…?

Starring Michelle Collins at Miss Scarlett, CLUEDO is an exciting, comedy thriller based on the hit 1985 film CLUE and the classic board game loved by generations. Directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery just like the game, this brand new play coming to Curve in June 2022 and promises a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment.

This hilarious spoof of a thriller will keep you guessing right up to the finale as both the guests and audience try to work out whodunnit…. with what… and where!!

Running time: 2 hours 20mins including 20mins interval.

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Maggie May

‘They say we’re like swans. Ruddy beautiful graceful things on the surface of a lake but underneath we’re paddling like mad.’

Maggie and Gordon first met in 1971 and have been dancing to the sounds of Cliff Richard, Chairmen of the Board, and Jackson 5 ever since. Now in their sixties, and still very much in love, they’ve been finishing each other’s songs all their marriage. But now Maggie is feeling foggy and some days the songs are all she can remember. Her son and new girlfriend are coming to dinner and her best friend is asking questions.

An extraordinary play about an ordinary Leeds family, balancing the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia. A heartfelt story of hope by award winning playwright Frances Poet, Maggie May is an inspiring new play with love, laughter and music.

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Listen to the latest episode of Curve in Conversation

Listen to the latest episode of Curve in Conversation, featuring a look ahead at Lets Dance International Frontiers with Pawlet Brookes MBE, as well as your first chance to hear from Billy Elliot company members Sally Ann Triplett (Mrs. Wilkinson), Choreographer Lucy Hind and the young cast.

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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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