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Watch our archive recording of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette

Although our doors remain closed, we are delighted to share our dress rehearsal archive recording of My Beautiful Laundrette, our acclaimed 2019 Made at Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse co-production.

On this page you can also find the digital programme and Audio Descriptive notes.

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Curve in Conversation...My Beautiful Laundrette

To coincide with the release of the dress rehearsal archive recording of My Beautiful Laundrette, our cast members reunited digitally with Director Nikolai Foster, Writer Hanif Kureishi and Designer Grace Smart to reflect on the production and its impact.

Watch the full discussion here.

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Creatives Commentary: Director Julia Thomas on George's Marvellous Medicine

Giant animals, exploding Grandmas, potions and tricks - how do you bring the unique world of Dahl to life? In this creative commentary Julia Thomas, director of our 2017 Made at Curve production of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, writes about collaborating with the team to create incredible but believable magic for families on-stage.

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Curve to release archive recording of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette

Leicester’s Curve theatre is set to release an archive recording of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette on Wed 2 Sep at 6pm.

Based on Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay of the same name, the multi-award nominated stage production of My Beautiful Laundrette was directed by Nikolai Foster and premiered at Curve last autumn, before a national tour. The Made at Curve drama, which featured new and original music from Tennant/Lowe of the Pet Shops Boys, was co-produced by Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse.

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Creatives Commentary: Movement Director Mel Knott on Roald Dahl's The Witches

Roald Dahl, Mission Impossible and Wicca Ballrooms: in this creative commentary, Curve Associate Artist and leader of our Curve Young Dance Companies Mel Knott writes about the inspiration and legacy of her work as movement director on the 2015 Made at Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production of Roald Dahl's The Witches.

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Curve in Conversation...Colin Richmond

In this week’s episode of Curve in Conversation, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster talks to Theatre Designer Colin Richmond, whose previous work includes our Made at Curve productions of Grease and Sunset Boulevard.

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CURVE TO SUPPORT LIVE BROADCAST OF WISE CHILDREN'S ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS

Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals announce that Emma Rice’s critically-acclaimed musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous will be performed at Bristol Old Vic, and broadcast live, direct to audience’s homes nationally and globally.

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CYC KIDS DESIGN PAPER PUPPETS WITH ALEX PRESTON

In a recent online session, our Curve Young Company Kids were joined by Director and Community Practitioner Alex Preston to look at all things puppetry!

Click here to see the full gallery of their creations!

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