Wed 1 Oct 2014

Leicester’s Curve theatre has announced selected shows from its Spring-Summer 2015 season are now on sale exclusively to Curve Members, with general on sale on Thursday 2 October.

Curve’s incoming Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster directs two of the productions announced today in his first season at the theatre; Calamity Jane and Beautiful Thing.

Calamity Jane rides into town from 30 June – 4 July starring Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, Spamalot and One Man Two Guvnors) and former Emmerdale actor, Tom Lister, who was last seen at Curve in Water Babies.

In the Studio, Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s modern classic Beautiful Thing runs from 25 – 30 May in a co-production between Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, and Tom O Connell for QNQ. Leading the Beautiful Thing cast is multi-award winning actress Charlie Brooks, best known for her role as Janine Butcher in EastEnders.

Curve’s previously announced world premiere production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ from 7 March – 4 April is also currently on sale

Next Spring, Curve will also welcome many of the UK’s leading theatre companies to Leicester including the National Theatre, Matthew Bourne, English Touring Opera, Northern Ballet, and on their first visit to Curve, English National Ballet.

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to Leicester from 8 – 13 June. Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel received seven Olivier Awards in 2013 and has been seen by over 200,000 people during its run in the West End.

Matthew Bourne’s internationally acclaimed dance thriller, The Car Man opens on 16 – 20 June and follows the phenomenal success of the company’s previous visits to Leicester with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.

Especially for The Spark Festival, English National Ballet presents the enchanting My First Ballet: Swan Lake created to make classical ballet accessible and enjoyable for children aged three upwards from 22 – 23 May.

Northern Ballet bring their first full-length production to Curve with a double-bill of Madame Butterfly, inspired by the world famous musical Miss Siagon and Perpetuum Mobile on 5 – 6 June. For younger theatre goers, they also present their brand new production, Elves & The Shoemaker on 6 June.

Joan Littlewood’s legendary musical, Oh What A Lovely War has been revived by Theatre Royal Straford East to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One and runs from 13 – 18 April.

After their highly successful previous visits to Curve in English Touring Opera (ETO) return with two new productions; Puccini’s La Boehme and Donizetti’s The Wild Man of the West Indies (Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo) on 20 and 21 April.

For families, Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo) present The Snail and The Whale, their exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler from 20 – 21 February.

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 more information or to book tickets call 0116 242 3595 or visit