The show must go onLINE and we have a host of digital content to keep you entertained, inspired and creative during these difficult times.

Scroll down to find archive recordings, in-depth conversations with leading theatre-makers, activities and educational resources for children and much more!

All of this content is available for free but as a registered charity, any support you are able to give to ensure Curve is able to thrive in the future is gratefully received.

To find out more about the ways you can support Curve, click here.

 

 

MADE AT CURVE ARCHIVE SCREENINGS

Archive recordings are made by theatres so we have a full record of the productions we work on. They’re filmed on a single camera at the back of the auditorium. Although never intended for public broadcast, we’re making a selection of our recordings available with captions for everyone to enjoy.

If you’ve enjoyed watching our archive footage, please consider making a donation to Curve by clicking here.

At this time when we aren’t able to present shows at our home, any money you can spare is gratefully received. Thank you.

As a registered charity (no.230708), your support will help us ensure that our theatre remains open and can continue to serve all of our communities, both on and off our stages and online.To find out more about how you can support Curve, please click here.

MEMOIRS OF AN ASIAN FOOTBALL CASUAL

Adapted for the stage by Dougal Irvine from the book by Riaz Khan

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual tells Riaz Khan’s colourful account of growing up as the son of strict Pakistani parents in the multi-cultural city of Leicester. Riaz finds refuge from the pressures at home to stay true to his cultural roots, when he becomes involved in the football ‘casual’ culture, and joins Leicester’s infamous ‘firm’ of football hooligans, the ‘Baby Squad’.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

By Oscar Wilde

Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward! With double identities, plenty of ‘Bunburying’ and a number of hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences.

What the Butler Saw

By Joe Orton

Dr Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in a private clinic, is attempting to interview – and seduce – would-be secretary Geraldine. Unwittingly surprised by his wife, he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs Prentice is seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett, and promises him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives, closely followed by Sergeant Match who is in search of missing parts of Winston Churchill, chaos, cross-dressing and mistaken identity lead the charge.

CURVE IN CONVERSATION

Curve in Conversation is our new series of in-depth interviews with leading creatives and performers, hosted by our Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster!

In the first episode, Nikolai talks to playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist Hanif Kureishi, whose Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette became a world-premiere Made at Curve drama last year.

#RAINBOWSOFCURVE

Our latest campaign is inspired by the recent #RainbowsOfHope social media trend, which has seen children across the country offering a message of hope, unity and happiness to the nation, by sticking pictures of rainbows to their windows.

Your colourful designs could now be featured in the set of this year’s Made at Curve Christmas production, the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Wizard of Oz!

Click here to find out more, and take a look at the inspiring and vibrant submissions we’ve already received in the gallery below.

CURVE COMMUNITY - GET CREATIVE!

Time to get creative!

There’s so much we’re unable to do while our theatre doors and stages are closed but the show must go onLINE – and we’d love to share the ways you’re staying creative right now!

However you’re keeping in touch with culture, send your videos to us and we’ll share them with our audiences online and on social media.

CREATIVES COMMENTARY

We’ve asked our leading Curve Creatives to chose a favourite photograph from a Curve show they’ve worked on and add some commentary to accompany the image – perhaps their vision for a particular moment in the show, a backstage story or bit of DVD directors-style commentary!

We hope you enjoy sharing their insight and passion for the Made at Curve shows they’ve helped create.

KEEP FIT WITH THEATRE

Looking for ways to stay active and get your theatre fix?

We’ve pulled together a host of virtual workout sessions from our affiliate groups for you to keep fit at home, learn something new and have fun!

Try Bollywood for beginners with Nupur Arts Dance Academy, enjoy movement with Sidekick Dance, live dance classes for Over 55s from Moving Together and learn routines from hit musical theatre shows throughout the week with Magnetic Movement.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the Scenes brings together rehearsal trailers, behind-the-scenes clips from photoshoots and other exclusive content from the creative processes of our Made at Curve shows.

BEHIND THE SCENES HIGHLIGHT

Behind the Photoshoot: West Side Story

See how we created the show marketing for our 2019 Christmas musical West Side Story in this behind-the-scenes video of our photoshoot on the streets of Leicester!

Interviews & Podcasts

Enjoy great insight from personalities and companies from across the arts with our selection of Curve in Conversation podcasts, and other interviews from our archives.

Interviews & Podcasts Highlight

Curve in Conversation Podcasts

Curve in Conversation is our exclusive podcast series giving you insights into Curve behind-the-scenes. In these podcasts you’ll meet the staff working in the building, the actors on our stages, the people who bring their work to the theatre and everyone in-between.

SIMPLY LISTEN

Looking for some music to whistle to as you work? Then simply click and listen with our selection of performances, recordings and Spotify playlists.

SIMPLY LISTEN HIGHLIGHT

T'shan Williams sings 'I'm Here' from The Color Purple

The wonderful T’shan Williams played Celie in our 2019 production of The Color PurpleIn this clip she sings the uplifting and iconic track, I’m Here.

Education & Learning

Keep your knowledge and creativity ticking with learning and education packs based on our Made at Curve productions.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT

West Side Story Learning Pack

This learning pack supports our Made at Curve production of West Side Story. It includes details on the history around the production, how the show can be linked to the curriculum and prompts for classroom discussion, among other helpful resources.

Fun for Kids!

From #RainbowsOfCurve to our George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Cat in the Hat and Giraffes Can’t Dance-inspired activity pack, there’s plenty for young theatre-goers to enjoy!

FUN FOR KIDS HIGHLIGHT

Children's Activity Pack

Invent your own marvellous medicine with George, learn how to draw your very own character with Cat and help Gerald the Giraffe find his way to the Jungle Dance with this fab Jungle Maze with this fun activity pack!

MARK PEACHEY READS DAVID WALLIAMS' RATBURGER

To help with homeschooling, we’ve asked leading actors to read a selection of stories for children.

For your first tale, read along with Leicester actor Mark Peachey as he narrates David Walliams‘ Ratburger.

BAMBOOZLE THEATRE'S MOON SONG

Our Associate Company Bamboozle Theatre has created a host of engaging videos based around its recent production of Moon SongThe videos include songs for you to learn and join in with at home, as well as creative and crafty projects.

Our friends at Bamboozle Theatre specialise in creating amazing experiences for children with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum, so this inclusive programme is perfect for all little ones, parents and carers to enjoy.