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Made at Curve: The Trainee Director's edition

Trainee Director Emily Oulton shares her experiences working at Curve and on our Christmas musical, West Side Story.

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Children's Activity Pack

Click the link below to download our Activity Pack, inspired by our previous Made at Curve family productions.

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Important information regarding upcoming performances and activity at Curve - Updated 24/03/20

It’s with sadness to inform all our audiences and visitors that Curve will remain closed to the public until Monday 4th May.

Read the full statement here.

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Important information regarding performances and activity this week at Curve.

Important information regarding performances and activity this week at Curve.

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Curve in Conversation - Episode Eight

Listen now to find out more about upcoming Made at Curve musicals with our Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, meet our Curve Young Company members, hear more about new schemes for creative development at Curve and learn about Curve's year-long training course for managers of Leicester-based arts organisations.

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Message from the What's in a Name? Producer!

Ahead of What's in a Name? opening at Curve from Mon 16 - Sat 21 Mar, Producer Adam Blanshay tells us more about the production in a letter to Leicester audiences!

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10 Facts About Alan Bennett

Following a highly acclaimed 2018 tour, award-winning British playwright, dramatist and screenwriter Alan Bennett presents The Habit of Art at Curve from Mon 6 – Sat 11 Apr. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache, the play is about a fictional meeting between two of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists, poet W.H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten.

Starring Matthew Kelly (Stars in their Eyes, You Bet!, Of Mice and Men) and David Yelland (Chariots of Fire), Alan Bennett examines the emotional cost of creativity. Ahead of the production heading to Curve, we found 10 interesting facts about Alan Bennett.

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DMU Pride: Interview with Rob Ward

DMU Pride returns to Curve for third year from 24 Feb – 4 Mar, offering an exciting programme of theatre performances, workshops and free events curated by De Montfort University students to celebrate LGBT History Month.

As part of the festival, Curve has commissioned a new play by Rob Ward, who has previously been part of DMU Pride with his production of Gypsy Queen, a love story between two boxers. This time, Rob returns to the festival with his new play The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me – a provocative story of coercion, politics, power and manipulation.

Here he explains more about his inspiration behind the play, and playing multiple roles in this bittersweet and darkly comic solo show about political campaigns, coercive abuse and steam trains.

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