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Curve

Celebrating its fifth birthday this year, Curve is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres and is a spectacular arena for world class theatre, alongside local community arts and education.

Recent theatrical successes include extended runs of Piaf and The King and I, premiering Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s musical Finding Neverland and opening the national tours of the National Theatre’s award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors and Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words.

Curve regularly receives national recognition for its shows and service and was recently awarded Visit England Access for All Gold Status and named as Leicester and Leicestershire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,903,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,946,769
  • 2014-2015: £1,997,385

Video feed

Calamity Jane - Audience comments...

See what the London audience thought about this 'rip-roaring' production of Calamity Jane! Book here: http://bit.ly/1tE2Ypk

Nupur Arts: 25th Anniversary Show Trailer

Showing at Curve on Fri 24 Apr. Curve affiliate group, Nupur Arts Dance Academy is commemorating its 25th Anniversary and proudly invites you to a new and thrilling dance showcase extravaganza. Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1NZtpmM

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - What the audience said..

Take a look at what our audience had to say for the opening of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾. Book your tickets here http://bit.ly/1v4EeqC

Beautiful Thing: A Love Story - Trailer

Prepare to laugh and cry in equal measure as Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s classic 'Beautiful Thing' returns to the stage, with a brand new cast, at Curve this May! Book here:http://bit.ly/1JkPr05

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: I Miss Our Life

Here's another exclusive first listen to the second song from the show, I Miss Our Life! Book your tickets here: bit.ly/1v4EeqC

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: Intellectual Boy Music Trailer

We are delighted to share with you an exclusive first listen to one of the songs from Sue Townsend‘s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, Intellectual Boy! Book your tickets here: bit.ly/1v4EeqC

Return To The Forbidden Planet Trailer

Showing at Curve from 7 - 11 Apr. The adored and critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular comes to Curve as part of a much anticipated 25th anniversary UK tour. Book now! http://bit.ly/1J8jbyb

Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

We go behind the scenes with this exclusive piece of footage and hear what our wonderful cast have to say about the show, along with interviews with Luke Sheppard (Director), Jake Brunger (Book & Lyrics) and Pippa Cleary (Music & Lyrics). Book your tickets here http://bit.ly/1v4EeqC

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Public Reviews

Here's what people thought of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time now on tour. Book your tickets here http://bit.ly/14htKPg

Mark Thomas: Cuckooed Reviews Trailer

Multi award-winning comedian Mark Thomas brings his brilliantly crafted and heartfelt show Cuckooed to Curve this Feb! Book your Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1F9VwdT

Stick Man - Live on Stage at Curve

Coming to Curve from Mon 18 - Thu 21 May Touching, funny and utterly original, this delightful and hugely popular children’s book Stick Man features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Stick Man lives in the family tree, With his Stick Lady Love, and their stick children three...' But the world is a dangerous place for Stick Man: A dog wants to play with him. A swan builds a nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

My First Ballet: Swan Lake Trailer

Swan Lake is the latest of the classics to be recreated for young children in the My First Ballet series, this unique collaboration comes to Curve from Fri 22 May- Sat 23 May. The performances are specially created to make classical ballet accessible and enjoyable to children from the age of three upwards. Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1uNX4mW

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Trailer

Mischief Theatre brings their new production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong from 26 - 30 May! Book your tickets here http://bit.ly/1uu7W8D

The Sound of Music - In Rehearsals

This Christmas, Leicester will come alive with The Sound of Music as Paul Kerryson directs a brand new production of the much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Originally a hit Broadway and West End musical, then followed by the beloved 1965 movie version, The Sound of Music remains one of the most popular musicals of all time. Set against the idyllic landscape of the Austrian Alps, this heart-warming tale based on a true story follows spirited young nun Maria and her relationship with the Von Trapp family. With a timeless score including Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things and Climb Ev’ry Mountain, this global phenomenon continues to enchant audiences across the world. Following last year’s five star Christmas production of Chicago, Paul Kerryson will reunite the exceptionally talented creative team, with Choreographer Drew McOnie and Musical Director Ben Atkinson returning to bring you this magical, musical treat for the whole family. We look forward to welcoming back Laura Pitt-Pulford who will play the role of Maria and Michael French who takes the role of Captain Von Trapp. We also have Lucy Schaufer who will be returning to Curve to play the role of Mother Abbess. Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. Audio Selections from The Sound of Music: Original Broadway Cast Recording (Sony Masterworks Broadway). Used by Permission BOOK NOW: http://bit.ly/1rWArxs

Matthew Bourne's Car Man - Trailer

Showing at Curve on Tue 16 Jun — Sat 20 Jun Don't miss this internationally acclaimed dance thriller, by Matthew Bourne. Another spectacular production from the UK’s most popular dance theatre company, The Car Man follows the phenomenal success of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker! Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1Ezsd29

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Trailer

Showing at Curve Tue 9 Jun — Sat 13 Jun Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly acclaimed National Theatre production, embarks on its first ever nationwide tour. Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/14htKPg

Calamity Jane The Show Trailer

Directed by Nikolai Foster. A new production of the classic musical Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, Spamalot and One Man Two Guvnors). Featuring a cast of multi-talented actor/musicians and an Oscar nominated score that includes 'The Black Hills of Dakota', 'The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)', 'Just Blew in from the Windy City' and the Award winning song 'Secret Love'. Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1xvKSdL

Abigail's Party - In The Round

Go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team to find out about staging and performing Abigail's Party in the round.

The Tiger who came to Tea Trailer

Following a record-breaking West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger returns to Curve with this delightful, family show. Book your tickets here: www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea/

Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs (YAE) is a training programme that enables young people from Leicester and Leicestershire aged 16 – 25 to develop their performing arts based ideas and projects into sustainable business and employment which has an impact on their local communities. Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, the programme has been developed over 3 years from 2011 – 2014. www.curveonline.co.uk

Shakespeare's Othello - Setting the Scene

Director Scott Graham and Designer Laura Hopkins discuss the world of Othello.

Behind the Scenes of Shakespeare's Othello - Warm Up

Watch the cast of Othello warm up for their upcoming show at Curve. Book your tickets here: http://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/shakespears-othello/

Behind the scenes with the cast of Abigail's Party

It’s 1977 and Beverly is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue. Down the road, Sue’s teenage daughter Abigail is throwing a party of her own, but could it be the grown-ups’ night which really spirals out of control? With little help from long-suffering husband Laurence, Beverly desperately attempts to hold the evening together, but as her guise as the perfect hostess starts to slip and tempers begin to flare, the evening descends into chaos with hilarious and tragic consequences. Curve’s first show to be staged in the round, this new production of Mike Leigh’s comedy will bring audiences intimately close to the action live on stage. BOOK NOW: http://bit.ly/1s8GwJH

Curve Autumn 2014 Highlights

Here's a quick reminder of the exciting season we have ahead of us, there really is something for everyone this season! To book and for further information on all shows please visit our website or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.

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Curve Theatre
Rutland Street
Leicester
LE1 1SB

52.635651, -1.12571

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