Pukaar News – Leicester

Community Day & Christmas Shows at Curve

The Curve theatre in Leicester has revealed the full line-up for its Community Day on Sat 14th November. Details have also been released for a family Christmas show which will run as part of the theatre’s reopening season.

The Curve Community Day will run from 10am – 4:30pm and will include a variety of “socially distanced free events and activities” to welcome members of the community back to the building.

Some of the notable events taking place are as follows:

  • Legendary choreographer Arlene Phillips will be leading a dance workshop at 10am, taking inspiration from David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman. The aim is to “get people of all ages and abilities moving and feeling together after months of lockdown.”
  • Curve Associates Mel Knott and Tasha Taylor Johnson will teach families to sing and dance the ‘Rhinos’ Rock and Roll’ number from the recent Made at Curve production ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.
  • Local artists Rebecca Harvey-Hobbs and Kate Unwin will host design workshops for participants to create and craft their own pieces. The sessions will focus on mental health and environmental sustainability in the wake of lockdown, designing worry boxes to help manage stress and creating an installation from unused 2020 show posters.
  • The Showstoppers Kids Show will return to Curve, putting children in charge of the marvellous, musical, interactive adventures on stage. Taking place in Curve’s specially adapted socially distanced auditorium, the hour-long performances will run at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

Arlene Phillips – Image Credit: Curve Theatre

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We couldn’t be more overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming our communities back to Curve for this very special, socially distanced day of activities and performances.

“Lockdown has taken its toll on everyone and the extension of Leicester’s restrictions has been sharply felt in our brilliant city and across our communities. We’re proud to be able to welcome people back to our building for a safe, fun and creative day out for all of the family, focusing on positivity and mental well-being.

“We’re immensely grateful to the incredible practitioners leading these workshops and all those who will be part of creating what is sure to be an extraordinary and memorable day for all of us.”

Whilst all of the workshops will be free to attend, tickets for The Showstoppers Kids Show are priced at £10 each. Tickets for all activities and performances must be booked in advance. There are also “combined passes” for those wishing to experience multiple performances and show.

This year’s Christmas performance, entitled Dear Santa, which was adapted from author Rod Campbell’s book, will be on from 3rd to 6th December. Families can enjoy this live show in a safe and socially distanced manner. The show follows Santa as he tries to find the perfect Christmas present and to help spread cheer, every child in the audience will receive a free gift as part of the show.

Tickets for Dear Santa are on sale now!

For more information visit www.curveonline.co.uk or call Curve’s Box Office team on 0116 242 3595.

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