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New UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical to be staged at Curve summer 2022

Leicester’s Curve theatre will stage the first new UK production of iconic musical Billy Elliot.

The Made at Curve production will be directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and is set to run exclusively at Curve for six weeks only, 7 July to 14 August 2022. The musical will be choreographed by Lucy Hind (Girl From the North County, The Last Ship) with full casting to be announced in due course.

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Samantha Womack to play the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Final casting was announced today for the smash-hit Leeds Playhouse production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which opens its major tour of the UK and Ireland at Leicester’s Curve theatre 2 - 13 November 2, 2021. TV and theatre star Samantha Womack completes the cast to play Narnia’s evil White Witch.

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Curve supports local arts education with launch of school hubs

Curve theatre has announced plans to increase its engagement with local young people by launching new Curve Youth and Community Company (CYCC) hubs across Leicester schools.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Learning Pack

Find educational resources, thought-provoking activities and insights into this Made at Curve production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in our free, digital Learning Pack.

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Full cast announced for A Chorus Line at Curve this Christmas

Curve theatre in Leicester has today revealed the full cast of its Christmas musical A Chorus Line, including world famous dancer Adam Cooper and West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer.

Read the full story here.

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Curve in Conversation: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in rehearsals, Jodie Prenger and community poetry readings

In the latest episode of Curve in Conversation, host Martin Ballard steps into the rehearsal room of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to speak with cast members Siena Kelly (Maggie) and Oliver Johnstone (Brick). During the episode, Martin also speaks with Tell Me on a Sunday star Jodie Prenger and we hear poetry readings from members of Leicester's community.

Find out more and listen here.

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Inside the rehearsal room: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Step inside the rehearsal room of our Made at Curve, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with this blog from our Birkbeck Trainee Director, Jennifer Lane Baker.

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Derren Brown

Ahead of the premiere of his new stage show SHOWMAN at Curve, Derren Brown is making a personal appeal to all those planning on coming along.

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