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A statement from Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome regarding The Color Purple.

On Friday 15 March a social media post dating from 2014, which was written by the The Color Purple cast member Seyi Omooba, was re-posted on Twitter. The comments made by Seyi in that post have caused significant and widely expressed concerns both on social media and in the wider press.

Following careful reflection it has been decided that Seyi will no longer be involved with the production. This decision was supported by the Authors and Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

The audition process, as ever, was conducted professionally and rigorously, led by an exceptional casting director with actors who are evaluated on what they present in the audition room. We do not operate a social media screening process in the casting of actors.

No further comment will be made at this time.

Chris Stafford and Nikolai Foster on behalf of Curve and Fiona Allan on behalf of Birmingham Hippodrome

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Blog: Playwright Ishy Din on Approaching Empty

Following the success of our 2016 Made at Curve production Wipers, playwright Ishy Din returns to Curve from 28 - 30 Mar with his latest play, Approaching Empty.

In our latest blog, he tells us more about the piece, working with Director Pooja Ghai and why you should come and see it.

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EXTRA MATINEE ADDED FOR THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY!

Due to phenomenal demand, we've added an extra performance of Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About A Bank Robbery on Thu 28 Mar at 2.15pm!

Ocean's Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night. Book now, it'd be criminal to miss it!

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Curve welcomes Director & Theatre-maker Beth Shouler as New Work Associate

Curve is pleased to announce director, writer, theatre-maker and producer Beth Shouler will join Curve in the newly created position of New Work Associate.

Beth will lead on the delivery of Curve’s New Work projects including plays, musicals, dance and digital, alongside leading artist development, championing local talent and diversity, and developing both artists and audiences for the future.

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What the Audience said about Barbershop Chronicles

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops. Sometimes they have haircuts, sometimes they listen, more often than not they talk. Barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches... places to go for unofficial advice, and to keep in touch with the world.

In this trailer, listen to what audiences at the National Theatre had to say about this ★★★★★ "rich and exhilarating" (The Stage) production.

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FIRST LOOK AT NORTHERN BALLET'S VICTORIA

Get a sneak peek at Northern Ballet‘s stunning new biopic, Victoria, in this production trailer.

Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history.

Her irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty. But his untimely death brought the world’s most powerful woman to her knees with grief.

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