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Miss Saigon UK tour – final casting

Cameron Mackintosh has announced final casting for the UK touring production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon which is due to hit the road this summer. Ryan O’Gorman will play John, and Marsha Songcome will play Gigi until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. They join the previously announced award-winning […]

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Danny Mac to star in Sunset Boulevard tour

Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Curve’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond and the show is to be directed by Nikolai Foster. Sunset Boulevard will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press […]

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ musical to open at Menier Chocolate Factory

A brand new production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical will opens at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in Adrian’s 50th birthday year. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s musical of Leicester’s favourite teen has undergone a period of further development since its original production at Curve in […]

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Matilda The Musical to tour UK and Ireland in 2018/2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning Matilda The Musical will take to the road across the UK and Ireland next year. Launching at the Leicester Curve in March, the 2018-2019 tour of the hit musical version of Roald Dahl’s much-loved book will visit Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff. Winner of 85 major […]

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Music Theatre International presents Europe’s first Junior Theatre Celebration

Leading theatrical licensing agency Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd will present the Europe’s first Junior Theatre Celebration at Leicester Curve next Sunday (12 March). Following on from similar annual events across the USA and in Australia, the UK’s inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration is designed to bring together schools and youth groups who have been introduced […]

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The Wedding Singer tour – more casting details

Further casting details have been released for next year’s national tour of The Wedding Singer which is due to open on Friday 10 February 2017 at Leicester Curve. Based on the much-loved 1998 film which starred Adam Sandler as the lovelorn Robbie Hart and Drew Barrymore as Julia, the waitress who captures his heart, the […]

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Jason Donovan plays Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet UK tour

Stage and screen favourite Jason Donovan will play rock‘n’roll legend Sam Phillips in the first UK tour of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. Inspired by the true story of the famous 1956 recording session involving record producer Phillips and four of the biggest names in music history, the Tony Award-winning show premiered on Broadway […]

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Exclusive – The S&S Award for new writing – exciting changes ahead

Following four years with Mercury Musical Developments, the prestigious S&S Award (celebrating new musical theatre) is branching out. After various proposals from independent producers, the prize is incorporating several changes from 2016 onwards. The S&S Award will: – be produced independently and entrants will not need to be members of any particular organisation. Watch out for a […]

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Million Dollar Quartet embarks on first ever UK tour

Tony Award-winning Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet is to embark on its first ever UK tour, opening at Leicester Curve on 14 September 2016. Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the ‘Father of Rock’n’Roll’ brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet will play Sheffield Lyceum, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Malvern […]

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Oliver! at Leicester Curve – Peter Polycarpou, Cat Simmons and Laura Pitt-Pulford cast

Curve today announced casting for the theatre’s production of Lionel Bart’s classic musical, Oliver! Marking the first Christmas under Curve’s new leadership team of chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster, the news comes at the end of Curve’s most successful year to date, which saw the theatre’s turnover reach £7.8 million, their […]

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Oliver! is Curve Theatre Leicester’s Christmas musical, directed by Paul Kerryson

Curve Theatre, Leicester has announced its Christmas musical for 2015 will be a new production of Lionel Bart’s masterpiece Oliver! Opening on 2 December 2015, with previews from 27 November, the production also sees Paul Kerryson return as director. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Bart’s award-winning musical opened in the West End in 1960, ahead of its Broadway […]

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New Hairspray tour – Tony Maudsley and Claire Sweeney lead cast

A new production of Hairspray will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. The musical comedy will begin its UK tour at Leicester Curve on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to more than 25 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015. Tony Maudsley (well known for his long-running […]

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Mary Poppins begins UK and Ireland tour at Leicester Curve in October

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have revealed that their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at Leicester Curve on 13 October 2015. Mackintosh said today: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness… time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny! I’m […]

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Curve’s The Sound of Music – Michael French and Laura Pitt-Pulford cast

Michael French and Laura Pitt-Pulford will lead the cast of Leicester Curve’s production of The Sound of Music – directed by Paul Kerryson – as Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer respectively. Also in the cast are Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt) and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). The production opens on […]

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Hairspray first of musical-packed Curve season

New productions of Hairspray, Water Babies, The Sound of Music and Barnum are all heading to the Leicester Curve in 2014. Not long now until the venue’s new production of Olivier Award-winning musical Hairspray opens (28 February–5 April, press night is 5 March), staged by the venue’s artistic director Paul Kerryson. Leading the cast are: David […]

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Drunk with Drew McOnie – Interview

Drew McOnie is becoming one of the UK’s most sought after choreographic talents. Last year saw him collaborate with Matthew Bourne on an original piece for the Coronation Festival Gala at Buckingham Palace, and most recently he choreographed the new production of Chicago at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. Indeed he is now an associate artist at the […]

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In conversation with Janie Dee

Barrie Jerram catches up with Olivier Award-winning actress and singer Janie Dee. This weekend versatile actress Janie Dee is the latest guest of Edward Seckerson in his Singular Sensations series at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. These shows have an ‘in conversation with…’ format as the writer and presenter encourages his guests to talk about their […]

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Janie Dee – St James Theatre Studio

Janie Dee performed in cabaret at the St James Studio Theatre, London as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. It would be hard to imagine a more fitting artist to end the first week of the London Festival of Cabaret than Janie Dee – a consummate performer who does not just sing a song […]

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