July 23rd, 2013
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller arrived in Leicester today to experience a small taste of what is hoping to score the city its UK City of Culture title in 2017.
With a wealth of culture and sport for the Culture Secretary to experience, it was a hard task to choose...By July 23rd, 20130 comments
July 18th, 2013
De Montfort Halls grand organ has been recorded to form part of the soundtrack to Curve's community production of Sweeney Todd which runs from 30 July to 11 August at Curve.
For tickets and more information go to www.curveonline.co.uk...By July 18th, 20130 comments
July 16th, 2013
To celebrate its 5th birthday, Curve theatre is calling on Leicester to dig out their childhood photos in order to create a unique Photo Mosaic, to be unveiled on Saturday 7 September at the theatre’s Birthday Open Day.
This large-scale digital art piece is set to bring the community together in celebration...By July 16th, 20130 comments
May 25th, 2013Leicester’s The Y Theatre is boldly holding fourteen plays in forty eight hours with what is billed as ‘the world’s quickest theatre festival’.
14/48 provides audiences with the exciting opportunity to witness seven plays written, rehearsed and performed in just 24 hours. The whistle stop show began Friday May 24th...By May 25th, 20130 comments
May 14th, 2013
It seems like only yesterday that Leicesters Curve theatre opened its doors to the public, but now the theatre has launched a season of celebration in honour of its fifth birthday.
Following a stunning opening performance of All That Jazz by Chicago star Laura Pitt Pullford, artistic directors Paul Kerryson and...By May 14th, 20130 comments
April 9th, 2013
Today saw the launch of an urban art project at Leicester's Curve Theatre. A piano designed by Kasabian Keyboard player Ben Kealey will be in the foyer for members of the general public to play from 4PM to 6PM every day.
...By April 9th, 20130 comments
February 28th, 2013
Dangerous addictions to young men, alcohol and painkillers paint a tragic portrait of one of France's national treasures. Piaf begins its UK tour at Curve and despite a strong cast, many well executed and well loved songs the play itself falls flat.
Frances Ruffelle won a Tony award for her portrayal of Eponine in the...By February 28th, 20130 comments
January 17th, 2013
The British Asian, actress, singer and television host Sophiya Haque has reportedly passed away. She was well known for her roles in theatre productions such as ‘Bombay Dreams’ and ‘The Far Pavilions’, as well 'Gandhi and Coconuts' which came to Curve, Leicester in 2011 and ‘Wah Wah Girls’ in 2012. She also...By January 17th, 20130 comments
November 18th, 2012
Attendance figures at Leicester's Curve Theatre have reached an all time high. Last year over 220,000 people visited Curve theatre, with over 180,000 people attending ticketed performances whilst 16,000 people participated in workshops, talks or master-classes as part of the participation and learning and community...By November 18th, 20120 comments
October 17th, 2012
A production entitled, Obama the Mamba - President of the Slums, tells the story of the half-brother of US president Barack Obama, and his upbringing in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi.
George Obama has been speaking about the play based on his life.
The show...By October 17th, 20120 comments
October 15th, 2012Barack Hussein Obama is arguably one of the planet's most powerful leaders, at the heart of decisions affecting both the developed and developing world.
George Hussein Obama is a 'one man crime wave, a bad-ass gangster' operating in Nairobi's notorious Huruma slums.
They are half-brothers with the same father -...By October 15th, 20120 comments
September 24th, 2012
Contains Flash Photography.
Bono & The Edge from Irish rock band U2 were at Leicester's Curve Theatre on Saturday for the opening night of Finding Neverland.
The show was produced by Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein....By September 24th, 20120 comments
August 2nd, 2012From rags to riches, heartbreak to high jinks, Paul Kerryson’s latest production Oliver! captures all of the emotion and exuberance of Lionel Bart’s classic adaptation.
It would be hard to imagine a musical as well known amongst the British public as Oliver! based on Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist, the tale of...By August 2nd, 20120 comments
May 28th, 2012Photo by: Jonathan Keenan
Lights out at the Curve, for the production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, offers brief respite from a spectacular set that tips your mind with an optical illusion that on a bad day could turn Salvador Dali’s stomach. Set designer Ellen Cairns’ chequered-floored 1960s asylum – complete with...By May 28th, 20120 comments
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