CURVE ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Fri 31 Oct 2014
  • WORLD PREMIERE OF SUE TOWNSEND’S THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 Âľ – THE MUSICAL
  • CURVE CO-PRODUCTION OF BEAUTIFUL THING DIRECTED BY NIKOLAI FOSTER
  • SUBA DAS DIRECTS EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF SHIV BY Aditi Brennan Kapil
  • INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL RETURNS FROM 22 APR – 2 MAY
  • NIKOLAI FOSTER DIRECTS COMMUNITY PRODUCTION OF RICHARD III
  • CURVE LAUNCHES A BRAND NEW UK TOUR OF HAIRSPRAY DIRECTED BY PAUL KERRYSON – OPENING SEP 2015

Leicester’s Curve theatre today announces the full programme from February – August 2015. Tickets go on sale to members from today, Friday 31 October and on general sale from Wednesday 5 November.

Curve’s world premiere production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾The Musial opens from 7 March – 4 April. With book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, the brand new musical adaption of Sue Townsend’s best seller is directed by Luke Sheppard.

Nikolai Foster directs Curve’s previously announced co-production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, with Nottingham Playhouse and Tom O Connell for QNQ from 25 – 30 May, as well as bringing his hit musical Calamity Jane to Leicester from 30 June – 4 July.

Foster also continuesCurve’s on-going artistic collaboration with De Montfort University, and will direct Timberlake Wertenbaker’s, Our Country’s Good from 16 – 18 April.

Following last year’s successful launch, Curve’s Inside Out Festival returns bigger and brighter from 22 April – 2 May, showcasing the very best talent in the region with a mix of cutting-edge new theatre, professional master-classes, and free performances.

As the centrepiece of Inside Out, Curve will produce the European premiere of Shiv by Aditi Brennan Kapil from 22 – 25 April in the Studio, directed by Curve Associate Director, Suba Das.

To mark Leicester’s historic and celebratory year as final resting place of the last Plantagenet King, Curve will be producing a brand new community production of Shakespeare’s Richard III from 25 July – 9 August in the Studio. Nikolai Foster will direct a talented community cast who will join forces with Curve’s professional production team to present a dark, visceral and contemporary take on Richard III’s epic story.

Many of the UK’s leading theatre companies also return to Curve including English National Ballet and Northern Ballet for the first time. The National Theatre returns with the multi award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Matthew Bourne brings for the first time the internationally acclaimed dance sensation, The Car Man following the phenomenal success of the company’s previous visits to Leicester with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.

Curve is also the hub venue once again for The Spark Children’s Arts Festival and Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, with a line-up of some of the UK’s finest acts including Dylan Moran, Simon Amstell, and Count Arthur Strong.

In September, Curve also launches a brand new UK Tour of Hairspray, directed by Paul Kerryson. Hairspray runs for just 13 performances from 9 –19 September before embarking on a UK tour.

Curve Membership costs from just £40 per year and includes priority booking, 15 per cent discount on tickets, 10 per cent off all food and drink purchased in Curve’s Café and Bar and invitations to exclusive Curve events.

For full listings visit the What’s On section of the website.