Curve announces latest season of theatre
Curve has revealed a host of new productions coming soon to its stages in Leicester, including a Made at Curve drama.
The theatre, which this year celebrates its 10th birthday, will be joining forces with Jonathan Church Productions and Regent’s Park Theatre to bring Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird to Curve from 7 – 16 Feb 2019.
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird received critical and audience acclaim at the Regents Park Theatre, where it played for two sell-out seasons from 2013 – 14 and subsequently enjoyed a month-long residency at the Barbican.
Curve has also announced the line-up so far for its 5th annual Inside Out Festival in October, which celebrates the diversity and talent of East Midlands artists.
Leading the festival will be a production of award-winning playwright Ché Walker’s The Frontline, twelve stories of heartbreak in a bustling city performed by the graduates of Curve’s new actor training programme New Theatre Talent, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. First produced as a sell-out at Shakespeare’s Globe, this drama will be directed by Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das and will be performed 17 – 20 Oct.
Commenting on the new season at Curve, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:
“Curve is 10 years old and we’re thrilled to be entering our next decade with curiosity, adventure and ambition, bringing plays, musicals, dance and an eclectic mix of community projects to our stages.
“It’s a pleasure to be co-producing with our friends at Regent’s Park Theatre and Jonathan Church Productions to bring Harper Lee’s era-defining story of racial inequality and social injustice To Kill a Mockingbird to Leicester. It is a story which challenges, inspires and entertains, feeling as relevant today as when it was first published.
“Our Inside Out Festival once again showcases some of the most exciting new work in a region rich with astonishing talent. Alongside an eclectic festival which challenges our turbulent times, we are proud to present our talented Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation students in Ché Walker’s explosively entertaining play The Frontline.
“Alongside our upcoming Made at Curve productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, we couldn’t think of a better way to kick-off our next decade!”
Also announced are productions of playwright Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play The Mountaintop (13 – 17 Nov), based on the final night of Martin Luther King’s life, Ghost the Musical (28 Jan – 2 Feb 2019) and Northern Ballet’s Victoria (2 – 6 Apr 2019).
The new season will go on sale to Curve’s Friends and Supporters on Mon 16 Jul, to Members and Groups on Tue 17 Jul and general sale on Fri 20 Jul.