CURVE IN CONVERSATION

Curve in Conversation is our new series of in-depth interviews with leading creatives and performers – from Jodie Prenger, Hanif Kureishi, Arlene Phillips and many more – hosted by our Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster!

CURVE IN CONVERSATION... HANIF KUREISHI

In the first of a series of in-depth interviews with leading theatre creatives and performers, Nikolai talks to playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist Hanif Kureishi, whose Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette became a world-premiere Made at Curve drama last year.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...JODIE PRENGER

In this episode of Curve in Conversation, our Artistic Director Nikolai Foster is joined by the incredible Jodie Prenger (A Taste Of Honey, Calamity Jane, Oliver!).

From her upbringing surrounded by music in a B&B, to meeting Liza Minnelli and securing the role of Nancy in Oliver! in the West End, watch this interview to find out more about Jodie and her advice for aspiring performers.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...STEPHEN MEAR

In this episode of Curve in Conversation our Artistic Director Nikolai Foster speaks to Olivier Award-winning Choreographer Stephen Mear.

Stephen, who choreographed previous Made at Curve productions of Scrooge and White Christmas, talks about growing up in Loughborough and embracing his passion for dance, his first job in the West End, receiving a CBE and his process for creating and inspiring movement on stage.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...ANITA DOBSON

In this in-depth conversation, Nikolai Foster speaks to Anita Dobson about growing up in London’s East End, finding a connection with the characters she’s played and making magic from the mistakes.

Having become a household name for her portrayal as Angie Watts in EastEnders, Anita’s career also includes an Olivier Award-nominated performance in Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, as well as starring as Mama Morton in Chicago in the West End. Last year, Anita appeared as Miss Hannigan in the touring production of Annie, directed by Nikolai.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...CATHERINE RUSSELL

In this episode of Curve in Conversation, our Artistic Director Nikolai Foster speaks to Catherine Russell about her early memories of childhood, her advice for aspiring actors and working on our 2017 Made at Curve production of Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...SARAH TRAVIS

In this episode of our Curve in Conversation series, Nikolai Foster speaks with Tony Award-winning Orchestrator, Musical Supervisor and Curve Associate Artist Sarah Travis.

The in-depth interview covers the teachers who inspired Sarah’s career, her path into the industry and her passion for new work.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...CATHY TYSON

In this episode of Curve in Conversation, Nikolai Foster speaks to Cathy Tyson (The Importance of Being Earnest, My Beautiful Laundrette, Band of Gold) about the experiences in her youth which shaped her career as a performer, the people who inspired and enabled her to act and finding a home at her local theatre.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...LESLEY JOSEPH

In this week’s Curve in Conversation, our artistic director Nikolai Foster speaks with star of stage and screen Lesley Joseph (Annie, Birds of a Feather, Young Frankenstein).

This in-depth interview covers Lesley’s early memories of growing up in Northampton, meeting the Pope, and the strength of the theatre community.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION...KAY MAGSON

Nikolai Foster talks to Curve Associate Artist and Casting Director Kay Magson CDG
 
Having assembled the casts for many Made At Curve productions including West Side Story, My Beautiful Laundrette and Grease, in this in-depth conversation Kay discusses the evolution of her role over the years, the importance of respect and creating a safe audition space, as well as her top tips for auditions.