Tue 9 Sep 2014

Three Leicester choirs will be making a special guest appearance at Curve this week in the Actors Touring Company’s (ATC) multi award-winning play, The Events.

Singers from the DMU Gospel Choir, Kaine Choir and a special community choir made up from performers from Lancaster Choir and young people from Curve’s recent community productions will perform on stage in Curve’s Studio alongside ATC’s professional actors.

Written by renowned Scottish writer, David Greig and directed by ATC’s Artistic Director, Ramin Grey, The Events explores the impact of a horrific politically motivated crime on a small community and examines the nature of forgiveness, reconciliation and tolerance.

Each choir will appear on a different night from 11 – 13 September and will perform a soaring soundtrack by Irish composer John Browne, undertaking roles in the show of a choir, the community, and a Greek Chorus – questioning the character’s actions.

Pastor Samuels from DMU Gospel Choir commented:

“Being a part of this production has truly been exhilarating and a wonderful learning experience as we have been able to work with a completely different genre in music. We are honoured to be performing in this award-winning show and looking forward to singing in Curve’s Studio accompanying the professional actors.”

Curve’s Associate Director, Tim Ford who is coordinating the choirs added:

“It’s been a very exciting project for Curve and we’ve been delighted to collaborate with such an innovative theatre company as ATC to bring these local choirs into this award-winning production. We’re very excited by what they will bring to this unique show each night.”

When The Events premiered at The Traverse in Edinburgh last August it was immediately hailed as one of the standout theatrical productions of the year. It garnered four and five star reviews across the board, winning a raft of awards and selling out the entire run. The Events now opens its national tour at Curve, following a sold out run at The Young Vic. Greig’s recent plays include Midsummer, Dunsinane, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and the new West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Events ran at Curve from 11 – 13 September.