With their revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster have announced a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016, including a staging of the much-loved musical Grease.
Foster will direct the brand new production of Grease in the Theatre from 26 November 2016 to 14 January 2017 (press night is 1 December), while at the same time Curve revisits the work of Roald Dahl in the Studio with David Wood’s adaption of The Twits in a new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston.
Joining Foster in the creative team for Grease are choreographer Nick Winston, designer Colin Richmond, lighting designer Guy Hoare and orchestrator Sarah Travis.
Stafford and Foster said: “We excited to announce Grease as our Christmas musical. With the mighty Foxes at the top of the league and local lad Mark Selby also a world champion, there’s an incredible energy and confidence building in our city; it couldn’t be a better time to be in Leicester and making theatre for our incredible communities.”
Nikolai Foster is artistic director at Curve. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he grew up in North Yorkshire. Foster trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield. Since taking up his post in January 2015, he has directed Legally Blonde: The Musical, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s adapted by Richard Greenberg, Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Shakespeare’s Richard III, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing.
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