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SEP – DEC 2015


Cover image: Artwork Š Quentin Blake. Used by arrangement with The Random House Group Limited


WELCOME TO

It’s been a busy few months with the launch of our production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical, the second annual Inside Out Festival celebrating talent in this great region and our community company performance at the Cathedral, unveiling King Richard III’s tomb to the world.   There are lots of firsts coming up this season and we are looking forward to sharing them with you. Kicking it off is National Youth Music Theatre, who will present the sensational dance musical Sweet Charity in our Studio.   The Globe Theatre, based on London’s South Bank, has built an enviable reputation for presenting plays by Shakespeare in hugely entertaining productions. We look forward to welcoming them to Leicester for the first time with their outstanding production of Much Ado About Nothing. Epic plays continue to feature later this year with our brand new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the greatest plays ever written.   We continue to offer something for all ages and imaginations: Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Mary Poppins takes first flight here and sets off on a nationwide tour, hot on the heels of our production of Hairspray. We are also delighted to be producing a brand new production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, playing in the Studio, alongside our Christmas musical Oliver!   We love all forms of dance here at Curve, and are thrilled Associate Artist, Aakash Odedra is presenting the world premiere of Echoes and I Imagine. There is a long tradition of presenting world-class, exceptional dance theatre here in Leicester and after Aakash, we are proud to present Mathew Bourne’s version of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. For young dance audiences, Akram Khan’s stunning Chotto Desh. And our Diwali celebrations ensure dance continues to be well represented on our stages.    We hope you will join us over the coming months, either seeing work, or taking part in one of the many projects which run alongside the performances (please check curveonline.co.uk  and @CurveLeicester for updates). We hope there is something for everybody in this season and that it will inspire, entertain and challenge you in the way only live theatre can. Fiona Allan Chief Executive

Nikolai Foster Artistic Director

PS: This season marks Fiona’s final one here at Curve. All of the team wish Fiona well in her new role at Birmingham Hippodrome and thank her for her extraordinary leadership and dedication over the past four years.


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NATIONAL YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE

SWEET CHARITY

PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed - Sat 7.30pm Fri & Sat 2.30pm

WED 19 - SAT 22 AUG • STUDIO

TICKETS £20* – £16*

National Youth Music Theatre present this classic 1966 musical  with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Widely known and loved from Bob Fosse’s electrifying film adaptation starring Shirley MacLaine, Sweet Charity is a tender and comical look at the adventures and misadventures in the ways of love, encountered by the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine, who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man. Wonderful songs, matched with pulsating choreography, include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, The Rhythm of Life and There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10* Under 16s £15* 16 – 26 yrs 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Thu 20 Aug

SHOW DINING Available Thu – Sat

Founded in 1976, the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre  represents the very best work with young people in musical theatre. Winners – UK Theatre Awards Best Musical Production 2014

“The finest youth music theatre in the world” Andrew Lloyd Webber on National Youth Music Theatre

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CURVE THEATRE LAUNCHES A BRAND NEW TOUR OF

THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

BOOK BY MARK O’DONNELL THOMAS MEEHAN

MUSIC BY MARC SHAIMAN

STARRING

TONY MAUDSLEY

LYRICS BY SCOTT WITTMAN MARC SHAIMAN

DIRECTOR PAUL KERRYSON CHOREOGRAPHER DREW McONIE MUSICAL DIRECTOR BEN ATKINSON

(ITV’s BENIDORM)

AS EDNA TURNBLAD

CLAIRE SWEENEY

(EDUCATING RITA, CHICAGO )

AS VELMA VON TUSSLE Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York


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WED 9 – SAT 19 SEP • THEATRE

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon – Sat 7.30pm Sat 2.15pm, Tue 15 Sep 7pm Wed 16 Sep 2.15pm

Curve’s production of the smash hit musical comedy Hairspray, directed by Paul Kerryson, is back and is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

TICKETS £38* – £16.50*

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

DISCOUNTED TICKETS £15* Under 16s £20* 16 – 26 yrs £15 Under 18s school groups £4 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £22 Groups 10+ £20 Groups 20+ 15% off for Members

Starring Tony Maudsley (ITV’s Benidorm) as Edna Turnblad, Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Chicago) as Velma Von Tussle, Peter Duncan (BBC’s Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad, and Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Don’t miss this all-star cast in an irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days – let your hair down and book now!

PETER DUNCAN

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(BBC1 TUMBLE, BLUE PETER )

AS WILBUR TURNBLAD

BRENDA EDWARDS

(CHICAGO, WE WILL ROCK YOU, THE X FACTOR )

AS MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE

AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY

ASHLEY GILMOUR (MISS SAIGON )

AS LINK LARKIN

AS A BUBBLE OF GUM!

The Observer

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CERI DUPREE EYECONS THU 1 – SAT 3 OCT • STUDIO Following last year’s sold out show, female impersonator Ceri Dupree’s new show EYEcons is a sensational evening of visual comedy, impressions, music and thousands of pounds worth of astounding, jaw dropping costumes. Ceri will deliver his unique comic twist to many new characters including Cilla Black, Lady Gaga and Joan Rivers. You also won’t be surprised to see some old favourites like Dolly Parton, Cher and Shirley Temple.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES Thu – Sat 7.45pm Sat 3pm TICKETS £20* – £16* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £4 off Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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Amazing costumes, pin point parodies and a gag a minute, EYEcons pays ‘tongue in cheek’ references to some of Ceri’s favourite women.

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GLOBE THEATRE ON TOUR

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WED 23 – SAT 26 SEP • STUDIO Director Max Webster Designer James Cotterill ComposerJohn Barber Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most endearing pair of lovers.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed – Sat 7.45pm Thu & Sat 2pm TICKETS £24* – £20* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10* Under 16s £15* 16 – 26 yrs £10 Under 18s school groups £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Thu 24 2pm & Fri 25 Sep 7.45pm

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MON 12 – SAT 24 OCT • THEATRE PERFORMANCE TIMES: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat & Thu 2.15pm

TICKETS £55*– £15*

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ECHOES & I IMAGINE A WORLD PREMIERE FRI 9 – SAT 10 OCT • STUDIO Following the huge success of Murmur and Inked last year, award-winning dancer and Curve Associate Artist Aakash Odedra brings the world premiere of his new double bill, Echoes and I Imagine to Curve. Echoes is an exhilarating, high-octane Kathak dance experience which explores our relationships with our ancestors. The piece is choreographed by Kathak icon, Aditi Mangaldas, who is renowned for her artistry, energy and for breaking new ground, adding a contemporary twist to this stunning form of Indian dance. In I Imagine, Aakash combines beautiful choreography with powerful spoken word as he collaborates with gifted, award-winning poet and fellow Sky Arts Academy Scholar Sabrina Mahfouz.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES 7.45pm TICKETS £16* – £12* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10* Under 16s £10* 16 – 26 yrs £2 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Fri 9 Oct

SHOW DINING Available Fri & Sat

“Aakash Odedra is a beautiful dancer” The Guardian

“In quite a different league... astonishing...she speaks lyrically and powerfully” The Times on Sabrina Mahfouz

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MATTHEW BOURNE’S

MUSIC BY

TCHAIKOVSKY

A New Adventures Production

WED 28 OCT – SUN 1 NOV • THEATRE Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere. A gothic romance for all ages, Sleeping Beauty is now back by popular demand. Don’t miss this unique chance to experience a new classic in New Adventures’ growing repertoire – it might just be another 100 years before she re-awakens.

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Beguiling and true” The Guardian

PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed – Sat 7.30pm Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun 2.15pm TICKETS £40*– £21.50* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £15* Under 16s £20* 16 – 26 yrs £15 Under 18s school groups £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Wed 28 Oct, 7.30pm

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“One of the greatest American plays” The Observer

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon – Sat 7.15pm Wed & Sat 2pm Tue 20 Oct 7pm

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£24* – £16*

DISCOUNTED TICKETS DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER

“Whoever you are — I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” FRI 16 OCT – SAT 7 NOV • STUDIO Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece is brought to life in a new production directed by Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster. New Orleans. 1930s. Blanche arrives at her sister’s tiny apartment in the lively French Quarter, her world falling apart and haunted by the loss of the family’s luxurious Southern mansion. With broken dreams and a desperate desire to cling on to her freedom, Blanche seeks comfort from her sister, Stella. But as tensions – and passions – rise, Blanche finds herself thrown into a catastrophic confrontation with Stella’s husband Stanley.

Previews (16 – 19 Oct) £12* – £8* £10* Under 16s £15* 16 – 26 yrs £10 Under 18s school groups £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 241 tickets for Members on Wed 21 Oct 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances.

PUBLIC DRESS REHEARSAL Fri 16 Oct 2.15pm (TBC)

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Wed 28 Oct 7.15pm

ADULT THEATRE DAY Wed 28 Oct

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thu 29 Oct

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama was one of the most influential plays of the twentieth century. Exploring the beauty, fragility and loneliness of the human experience, this production is set to be a highlight of our Autumn season.

AUDIO DESCRIBED & TOUCH TOUR

DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER DESIGNER MICHAEL TAYLOR

Sat 31 Oct 2pm

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Wed 4 Nov 7.15pm

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Adapted from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo Director Guy Retallack WED 4 – THU 5 NOV • THEATRE This is the iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he decides that everyone would be better off without him... or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed – Thu 7.30pm Thu 2.15pm TICKETS £26* – £13* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £2.50 off for under 16s £2.50 off for 16 – 26 yrs £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

SHOW DINING Available Thu

In a new production that premiered to excellent reviews in London last year, the magical story of Frank Capra’s iconic film is retold as a radio play, complete with sound effects created live on stage. This loving tribute to the golden era of the wireless is a fresh take on a heartwarming and timely classic.

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“Inspired! A lovely adaptation that’s both cleverly witty and movingly heartfelt.” The Stage

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“Glorious, entertaining and heartwarming. An absolute winner.” South London Press

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“Deftly directed by Guy Retallack... sensationally executed.” The Londonist Original cast photograph by Anton Hewins

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JASPER CARROTT & ALISTAIR McGOWAN

MIDLANDS BEST DANCE CREW

SAT 7 NOV, 7.30PM • THEATRE

SUN 8 NOV, 7PM • THEATRE

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed.

The sensational urban dance competition is back!

AN EVENING SHARED WITH

TICKETS £25* DISCOUNTED TICKETS 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

Midlands Best Dance Crew celebrates performance styles such as hip-hop, urban and street dance, with jaw-dropping routines from the region’s most talented crews. The show also features a ‘Best Dancer in the Audience’ section. Not to be missed! TICKETS £16* – £10* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £2 off for under 16s 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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Join us this November for a vibrant celebration of Diwali. We are proud to present extraordinary South Asian artists from all over the UK in our biggest Diwali programme yet, with a range of family-friendly shows and events from stunning classical and contemporary dance to brand new comedy drama by familiar faces from TV, film and the West End. With many more free events to be announced, including film screenings and music performances, keep an eye on our website for further updates on how you can celebrate Diwali in style at Curve.

NUPUR ARTS

NARTAN MON 9 NOV • STUDIO Curve Affiliate Community Group, Nupur Arts Dance Academy present an evening of Bharata Natyam traditional south asian classical dance. Synonymous with grace and spirituality, Bharat Natyam dances will be performed alongside a range of contemporary styles with a western twist. Performed by a group of hugely talented local dancers, this is an evening not to be missed. PERFORMANCE TIME 7.45pm

CONFIDANCE TUE 10 NOV • STUDIO This dance extravaganza, presented by the Shiamak UK Dance Team, includes a fascinating mix of dance styles, taking you on a journey from Shiamak’s Indo-Contemporary style to Bollywood Jazz. With extravagant sets, colourful costumes and thematic choreography, ConfiDance has all the ingredients for a complete performance arts experience. PERFORMANCE TIME 7.45pm TICKETS £14* – £10*

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RASA PRODUCTIONS LTD

WHOSE SARI NOW? THU 12 – SAT 14 NOV • STUDIO What does a sari mean to you? Do you even wear one? If not, why? How do you drape your sari and what does it say about you? Whose Sari Now? is a funny and poignant journey of one sari in the lives of the many characters who wear it. Written and performed by Rani Moorthy, the play examines the intriguing relationships we have with the sari from the personal to political to myths and traditions. PERFORMANCE TIMES Thu & Fri 7.45pm Sat 2.30pm TICKETS £12* – £8* AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Fri 13 Nov

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TRAVELLING LIGHT

STRICTLY BALTI BY SAIKAT AHAMED

THU 12 – SAT 14 NOV • RR2 “And so my twin lives were born…” Join Saikat as he dances precariously through his dual-identity childhood, torn between the familiar sights of Birmingham and the mysteries of Bangladesh. Meet werewolves in the playground, nuns in the corridors and tangerines in the dancehall… This is a show for anyone who ever had to grow up, a show about being a second generation immigrant in the UK but feeling like an Englishman abroad. PERFORMANCE TIMES Thu & Sat 2pm Fri & Sat 7pm TICKETS £10*

DIWALI DISCOUNTED TICKETS £8* Under 16s, £8* 16 – 26 yrs £8* for over 60s and registered unemployed (Confidance & Strictly Balti) £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed (Nupur Arts & Whose Sari Now?) £8 Groups 10+, 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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PAUL CHOWDHRY THU 12 NOV, 7.30PM • THEATRE Following last year’s sell out show, host of channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week and star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Paul Chowdhry returns to Curve with his biggest tour to date. PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn’t. Why is one person’s offensive behaviour considered humorous by others? Paul will address this issue along with more diverse subjects such as the art of attracting women, jokes cut from his TV appearances, non-existent customer service and the now infamous 1980’s in his own inimitable uncompromising style. Suitable for ages 16+ TICKETS £15* DISCOUNTED TICKETS 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD:

ONE MAN, ONE GUVNOR FRI 13 NOV, 7.30PM • THEATRE Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican (and politician) Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense. To celebrate this milestone join this icon on tour with his new live show One Man, One Guvnor.

HHHHH “A supremely polished performer” Mail on Sunday

HHHH “Feels as fresh as ever” Daily Telegraph HHHH “Firing from both comedy barrels” Metro TICKETS £25.50* DISCOUNTED TICKETS 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

ONE ALBUM PER HOUR

MON 16 – THU 19 NOV, 7PM • STUDIO

SAT 14 NOV, 7.45PM • STUDIO

Each night four schools perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Beardyman is proud to present his critically acclaimed show, One Album Per Hour. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class, multi award-winning musician and comedian transcends mere mimicry to produce studio quality compositions faster than most could imagine them. The vocal shaman emits and manipulates any conceivable sound with a manic wit that will have you rocking with laughter and shaking your tail feather, as a whole album is created live based on your suggestions. Recommended for ages 18+

HHHH“An hour of dazzling skill…

The bar for improv has been raised.” Chortle

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. TICKETS £10* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £8* Under 16s £8* 16 – 26 yrs £8* Over 60s and registered unemployed £8 Under 18s school groups 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

“Breathtakingly talented” Time Out TICKETS £18* DISCOUNTED TICKETS 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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COMPANY CHAMELEON

BEAUTY OF THE BEAST

ROSEMARY ASHE IN

CALL ME MERMAN

WED 25 NOV, 7.45PM • STUDIO

SUN 29 NOV, 3PM • STUDIO

Beauty Of The Beast is a funny and moving look at male group dynamics, peeling back and uncovering the many faces of man – strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility; and what happens when affiliation becomes identity.

‘There’s no business like show business!’ So sang Ethel Merman in one of her most famous performances in Annie Get Your Gun…

With an all-male cast, Beauty Of The Beast showcases Company Chameleon’s highly unique physical style, combining dance, theatre and original music to hold up a mirror to our times.

HHHH“Ferocious dance theatre … Headbanging, football chants and military drill combine in these rowdy and hilarious routines choreographed by Anthony Missen” The Guardian TICKETS £16* – £12* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10* Under 16s £10* 16 – 26 yrs £10* Under 18s school groups £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members

Now Olivier Award nominated star of London’s West End, Rosemary Ashe, who also recently starred in Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical at Curve, pays tribute to this legendary first lady of the musical comedy stage. Belting out her songs with merry abandon, Ethel Merman helped electrify the Broadway musical. This tribute visits all her biggest shows, from Girl Crazy to Anything Goes, Call Me Madam and Gypsy. Join Rosemary and her musical Director Paul Knight, for a fun-filled afternoon of music, laughter and fabulous songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more. TICKETS £16* – £12*

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DISCOUNTED TICKETS £4 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £4 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION AVAILABLE

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Photo by Brian Slater Commissioned by: The Lowry, DanceXchange & Live at LICA

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PERFORMANCE TIME 7.45pm TICKETS £16* – £12*

BY ROGER WILLIAMS FRI 20 – SAT 21 NOV • STUDIO Take a roller-coaster ride through Cardiff’s night-life, as Lee, a gay man in his thirties living in the heart of the city, breaks up with his lover and resolves never to fall in love again. All around him people are drinking too much, dancing until the early hours and getting it while they can. But when Lee receives an invitation to a friend’s house-warming everything seems ripe for change, and it only takes seven hours, a bottle of vodka, and the devil on his shoulder for him to break his promise and fall back into the arms of a new admirer. Saturday Night Forever follows Lee on a journey through the wreckage of past relationships and the early stages of a promising new love affair. For a short while life is sweet, but after every Saturday night comes the cold reality of Sunday morning, and as Lee cruelly discovers, nothing lasts forever. Recommended for ages 16+ Touring with support from Arts Council of Wales

DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10* 16 – 26 yrs £2.50 off for Groups 10+ £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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NORDEN FARM AND SLOT MACHINE

KIPPER’S SNOWY DAY SAT 28 NOV – WED 2 DEC • STUDIO

PERFORMANCE TIMES 10.30am & 1pm

It’s snowing! And Kipper is very excited…

(No performances on Sun 29 Nov)

Kipper and his friends go on an adventure in the snow – but can they find their way home? A magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music, this warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children aged 3+ and their families. Based on the award-winning children’s books about Kipper the Dog, by Mick Inkpen.

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AKRAM KHAN COMPANY AND MOKO DANCE

CHOTTO DESH This magical, thrilling and poignant dance theatre production for children is adapted from Akram Khan’s award-winning DESH and is directed by Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a magical weave of dance, text, visuals and sound, this production is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world. You can also enjoy a programme of MOKO Dance Family activities before and after the show – check www.curveonline.co.uk nearer to the time for more details. Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families

PERFORMANCE TIMES Fri 1pm & 6pm Sat 11am & 1.30pm TICKETS £12* – £8* DISCOUNTED TICKETS £10 for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members Discounts are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances

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Chotto Desh is co-commissioned by MOKO Dance, Sadler’s Wells, DanceEast, Stratford Circus Arts, Maison de la Danse / Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona and Akram Khan Company. Produced by AKCT. Supported by Arts Council England, MOKO Dance is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of children and their families to the power of dance.

Photo: Richard Haughton, DESH

FRI 4 – SAT 5 DEC • STUDIO


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BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS LIONEL BART DIRECTOR PAUL KERRYSON ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS BY WILLIAM DAVID BROHN BY ARRANGEMENT WITH CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND THE SOUTHBROOK GROUP

PLEASE SIR, CAN I HAVE SOME MORE? Add an extra sparkle to your evening by booking one of our food and hospitality packages. See page 31 for further details.

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PERFORMANCE TIMES

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.15pm (excl. Wed 2, Wed 23 & Wed 30 Dec) Wed 2 Dec 7pm Tue 22 Dec 2.15pm & 7.30pm Thu 24 & Thu 31 Dec 2.15pm only

TICKETS

£42* – £18.50*

FRI 27 NOV – SAT 16 JAN • THEATRE Let us transport you to Victorian London this Christmas for this timeless tale about the boy who asked for more. After escaping the workhouse, young orphan boy Oliver quickly finds himself alone on the bleak streets of London. When he befriends the mischievous Artful Dodger, Oliver is introduced to the art of pickpocketing, but could his new lifestyle lead him to discovering his mysterious past? Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver! is one of the most successful musicals of all time and has a sensational score that includes such classics as Food, Glorious Food, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, Where Is Love? and I’d Do Anything. In Curve’s brand new production of Lionel Bart’s multi-award winning musical, Director Paul Kerryson will be joined by Choreographer Andrew Wright, Musical Director Ben Atkinson and Set Designer Matthew Kinley, to bring you another must-see family favourite. Consider Yourself in for a treat this Christmas! DIRECTOR PAUL KERRYSON CHOREOGRAPHER ANDREW WRIGHT MUSICAL DIRECTOR BEN ATKINSON SET DESIGNER MATT KINLEY COSTUME DESIGNER TAKIS LIGHTING DESIGNER BRUNO POET

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Previews (27 Nov – 1 Dec) – £15* £16 Under 16s £4 off for 16 – 26 yrs £15 Under 18s school groups £2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed £5 off for Groups 10+ 15% off for Members 241 tickets for Members on Wed 2 Dec Discounted tickets are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances.

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Thu 10 Dec

ADULT THEATRE DAY Wed 16 Dec

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thu 17 Dec

AUDIO DESCRIBED & TOUCH TOUR Mon 21 Dec 7.30pm & Sat 2 Jan 2.15pm

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Thu 7 Jan

RELAXED PERFORMANCE Sat 9 Jan 2.15pm

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE Wed 13 Jan 2.15pm

SHOW DINING Available Thu – Sat

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A CURVE AND ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON PRODUCTION

PERFORMANCE TIMES

ADAPTOR DAVID WOOD DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER

“A real witch could smell you across the street… to a witch, you would smell like fresh dog droppings!”

Previews 10am & 1.30pm (plus 7pm on Sat 12 Dec) Mon (21 Dec only) 11.30am & 3.30pm Tue 7pm (plus 1.30pm on 22 & 29 Dec) Wed (23 & 30 Dec only) 11.30am & 3.30pm Wed (16 Dec & 6 Jan only) 7pm (plus 1.30pm 16 Dec) Thu 1.30pm (plus 10am 17 Dec & 7pm 7 Jan) Thu 31 Dec 11.30am & 3.30pm Fri 3.30pm 1 Jan & 7pm 8 Jan Sat (exc. 26 Dec) 1.30 pm & 7pm (plus 3pm 26 Dec) Sun 12pm

WED 9 DEC – SUN 10 JAN • STUDIO

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This Christmas, Roald Dahl’s scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Witches absolutely detest children. They find them revolting and are planning to wipe them out like weasels! They want to squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. But one brave young boy and his grandmother have a plan to get rid of the witches for good… if only they can avoid being turned into mice. Directed by Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, The Witches features a hugely talented cast of actor-musicians and mind-boggling illusions that will leave you flabbergasted! The Witches contains stupendously scary bits and is recommended for children aged 5+ and their brave grown-ups. DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER DESIGNER ISLA SHAW MOVEMENT DIRECTOR MEL KNOTT

£16* – £12*

Previews (9 – 15 Dec) – £10* £10* Under 16s £10 Under 18s school groups £10 Groups 10+ 15% off for Members

Discounted tickets are subject to availability and are restricted to certain areas and performances.

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Thu 17 Dec 1.30pm

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Sun 20 Dec 12 noon

RELAXED PERFORMANCE Sun 3 Jan 12 noon

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Wed 6 Jan 7pm

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 9 Jan 1.30pm

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JOURNEY OF TURTLE

A REAL MERMAID’S TALE

SAT 19 SEP 11AM & 1PM • RR2

SAT 17 OCT, 11AM & 1PM • SEMINAR ROOM B

Join us for an imaginative, evolutionary journey of this most fascinating and ancient creature. In the beginning turtle was shiny and fast, always impatient, always in a hurry, but then one day he had a terrible accident… A beautiful story about following your dreams, told with shadows, table-top puppets and traditional storytelling. Suitable for ages 5+ TICKETS £6*

A Real Mermaid’s Tale is an exciting adventure on the high seas with pirates, monstrous sea creatures and mermaid treasure. It follows our intrepid explorer, Amelia Buttersnap, on a journey full of magic, puppetry and mutinous rats. Suitable for ages 3+ TICKETS £6*

SORRY, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED… KATIE SAVES THE DAY! SAT 19 DEC, 11AM & 1PM • RR2 Thieves have broken into Father Christmas’ grotto and stolen all of the presents, and with only a few sleeps left until the big day, there is no time to make any more. Join Katie as she helps Father Christmas save Christmas for everyone in this interactive seasonal treat. Told using dynamic storytelling, handcrafted puppets, original music and stunning scenery, it is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Suitable for ages 2 – 7 TICKETS £6*

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FAMILY DAYS

Our Family Days are themed around the fantastic family productions on our stages. Come and join us for a whole host of fun activity for your little ones to enjoy. Full information and booking details available at www.curveonline.co.uk

SAT 14 NOV, 10AM – 4PM Join us for a Diwali-themed Family Day including Hindu folk tales, shadow puppet workshops and a dressing up corner. You can also enjoy Nupur Arts Bollywood dance classes and a display on our foyer stage plus music from Next Wave in our café.

SAT 19 DEC, 10AM – 4PM Our final family day of 2015 is the perfect accompaniment to our Christmas productions of Oliver!, The Witches and Little Curve show Sorry, Christmas is Cancelled. This Christmas-themed extravaganza includes festive activities for families, biscuit decorating, craft workshops and dressing up plus music from Next Wave in our café.

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There’s more to Curve than just great shows. We also offer a range of interactive workshops and activities suitable for all ages and abilities. There really is something for everyone. Regular classes are listed below and can be booked by calling the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595. Times are subject to change so please do check with the Ticket Office or our website if booking on the day.

LITTLE MOVERS

Tuesdays 10.15am – 11.15am (Term time only) A fun movement and dance workshop for children aged between 18 months – 3 years. Explore music and colourful sensory props. Curl up under the silk parachute or float with a million bubbles. Come and have fun and develop your little ones’ creativity and self-confidence.

2FUNKY BREAKDANCING CLASSES

Saturdays (Times vary. See www.curveonline.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595 for details) These fun, active break-dancing session with Peter Cuvala (B-Boy Tek) and other local dancers are suitable for ages 6 –15 yrs. Adult classes also available.

DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Tuesdays 1pm – 2.30pm Learn a variety of dance styles including contemporary, Bollywood and salsa as well as themed routines from a range of theatre productions. Run by Moving Together, the classes provide a great opportunity to keep fit, meet new people and have fun!

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASSES

Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm Led by Nupur Arts, these weekly Bollywood classes are suitable for ages 16+.

CHOIRS AT CURVE Run by Kainé Management, these fun and creative choirs are a great opportunity to sing gospel and inspirational songs as well as take part in exciting performance opportunities.

CURVE JUNIOR CHOIR Mondays 4.30pm – 6pm Suitable for ages 7 – 14

LEICESTER WOMEN’S GOSPEL CHOIR Mondays 6.30pm – 8pm

CURVE GOSPEL CHOIR Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8pm

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Add extra sparkle to your evening by adding a delicious meal or hospitality package to your booking. Options include: SHOW DINING £14.95*

CANAPE & PROSECCO PACKAGE £12.50

HIGH TEA PACKAGE £9.95

PREMIUM PACKAGE £24.95

Add a delicious two-course meal to your chosen performance. Includes a selection of finger sandwiches, a scone with cream and jam, a selection of cakes and your choice of tea or coffee.

Enjoy a selection delicious canapes with a glass of Prosecco, either before the show or in the interval.

Celebrate your evening in style with our premium package which includes canapes and Prosecco before the show, interval dessert and drinks plus a programme. Available for Curve productions only.

Planning to stay in Leicester overnight? Please ask at our Ticket Office for information about discounted rates at a range of local hotels. Making a reservation is easy. Simply call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595 or add the option to your basket when purchasing online. *All packages are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Christmas Show Dining is £16.95

Bringing a group of 10 or more entitles you to some fantastic benefits which include:

• Great savings for Groups 10+ • Reserve now, pay later • Pay no transaction fee • Priority booking and more For more information or to book, contact our Group Sales Executives, Andrea Casey and Lesley Perry on 0116 242 3583 or email groupbookings@curvetheatre.co.uk Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


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WORK WITH CURVE AND… • • • • •

Raise your brand profile Entertain your clients in our iconic venue Network with a range of diverse businesses Reward and engage your employees Fulfil CSR objective – we are a registered charity, serving our communities

For more information call Sunita Patel on 0116 242 3597 Email development@curvetheatre.co.uk Or visit www.curveonline.co.uk/business

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT BUSINESS SUPPORTERS CURVE APPRECIATES THE ONGOING SUPPORT OF

SPONSORS

PRODUCTION SPONSORS (Adrian Mole)

MEMBER EVENTS SPONSOR

PARTNERS

BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

ECY

Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors

EXPERIENCE PARTNERS

CREATE PARTNERS

SUSTAIN PARTNERS

Richard & Diana Brooks Geoffrey Hardcastle Hotel Maiyango David & Diane Statham Alan Tuckett OBE

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BOOKING INFORMATION CURVE OPENING HOURS

HALF PRICE DAY TICKETS

Open Mon – Sat from 10am. When there is no evening performance the building closes at 6pm. Sunday and bank holiday opening times vary, please contact reception on 0116 242 3560 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk.

We offer a limited number of half price Day Tickets for selected performances. Day Tickets can only be purchased in person from the Curve Ticket Office from 10am on the day of the performance and are limited to a maximum of 2 per person. Only one discount applies per ticket and they cannot be combined with any other discount.

Curve Café opens at 11am.

OPENING HOURS Open Mon – Sat from 10am for Telephone and Counter Sales. The Ticket Office closes at 8pm when there is an evening show on and at 6pm when there is not.

WEBSITE You can buy tickets for most performances at Curve at any time online at www.curveonline.co.uk.

THE SMALL PRINT (PLEASE READ ME CAREFULLY)

A transaction charge of £3 is applied to all transactions, except cash purchases made in person at the Ticket Office or when you choose the Print at Home option when purchasing online. Members and Groups are not subject to transaction charges when purchasing tickets.

Concessions and discounts (other than Member discounts) are not available for preview performances.

All tickets, prices, concessions and discounts are subject to availability and can be changed and/or withdrawn at any time, without prior notice.

Only one concession or discount can be applied per ticket purchased and cannot be applied retrospectively. The only exception is when applying a membership discount.

Tickets are not refundable except in the case of a cancelled or rescheduled performance. Changes to the cast for a performance (including any star casting) will not entitle you to a refund.

OTHER TICKET SALES OUTLETS You can also buy tickets and gift vouchers for Curve at our Highcross Leicester sales kiosk and Visit Leicester.

GIFT VOUCHERS Curve gift vouchers make a perfect present for anyone who loves live entertainment – they can be redeemed for any Curve performance. The vouchers are available from the Ticket Office at Curve, the kiosk at Highcross, by telephone on 0116 242 3595 or online at www.curveonline.co.uk.

GROUP AND SCHOOL BOOKINGS We warmly welcome groups and offer special prices for groups of 10 or more people for most shows. To make life easier for organisers, you can reserve now and pay later. Please contact the Ticket Office for further details or email groupbookings@curvetheatre.co.uk. We offer under 18s’ school groups one free supervisory ticket for every ten tickets booked for selected performances. School discounts available for selected performances Mon – Thu

CHILDREN IN ATTENDANCE Children under 18 months are not permitted in the auditoria unless the event is aimed at children under 7. Please call the Ticket Office for age guidance for each production. Children of all ages require a ticket to enter the auditoria at any time. If no specific discount is available for children, the full ticket rate will apply.

All tickets are sold in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All performance details and content descriptions are correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change and interpretation. We are not responsible for the content of any third party website.

Tickets are not transferable to other shows and cannot be sold, resold or offered for sale by customers. Only tickets purchased via our Ticket Office or our approved agents are valid for admission.

For the protection of children, on selected performances and at our sole discretion, children and infants may not be permitted to attend. Performances where an age restriction applies are indicated during the booking process. Please ensure that you read all the information that applies to the ticket you are booking, and carry proof of age if appropriate.

Public Dress Rehearsals the decision to invite the public to our Dress Rehearsal will be taken on the morning of that performance and tickets will go on sale at 12 noon the same day. Tickets are limited to four per person and are available on a first come, first served basis and can be bought only in person from the Ticket Office. We reserve the right to change this at any time.

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ACCESSING CURVE We warmly welcome customers with all disabilities requiring particular assistance, and our building and facilities are accessible for everyone. Services we provide include: CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES (CAP)

Screens are displayed in the auditorium running the text (just like subtitles). There is usually a ‘Captioner’ who will make adjustments to the live dialogue as the performance happens.

SIGNED PERFORMANCES IN BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL)

A sign language interpreter stands at the front of the auditorium/forestage to translate the dialogue into BSL during the performance.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES (AD)

An ‘audio describer’ describes what is happening on stage to customers who have collected an audio describing headset from the Ticket Office.

INFRA-RED & INDUCTION LOOP HEARING SYSTEMS Available in our Theatre and Studio. Please ask at the Ticket Office for a headset.

TOUCH TOURS (TT)

Explore the auditorium, set and characters through touch prior to the performance to get a sense of what will be happening on stage, and experience the different voices you will hear.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide and hearing dog spaces are available upon request; please let us know during the booking process and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES Dementia friendly performances are tailored to meet the specific needs of people living with dementia. They include adaptations to the show, clearer visual markers and signage in the physical environment and a relaxed attitude to movement and audience responses during the show.

Winner 2011 & 2014 Access for All Tourism Award Leicester and Leicestershire Winner 2013 Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

RELAXED PERFORMANCES (RP)

Tailored for customers who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. Audience members are free to make noise and, while the theatre doors will close, audience members can come and go as they please.

WHEELCHAIR SPACES IN ALL OF OUR PERFORMANCE AREAS

All public areas are accessible to wheelchair users, including lift access to the circle level. We have allocated wheelchair spaces for every performance, both in the Theatre and Studio. If you wish to transfer to a theatre seat we can store the wheelchair upon request.

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

Accessible on both the stalls and circle levels. We also have a changing places accessible and assisted toilet with adult hoist on the foyer level, next to door 4 of the Theatre.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Available on Southampton Street, in the NCP Rutland Centre Car Park adjacent to Curve, and we have a drop-off point on Rutland Street.

JOINING OUR FREE ACCESS REGISTER

Our Access Register Scheme is designed to assist customers with additional needs. We store information on your personal requirements so that you don’t need to resubmit evidence each time you book. Once registered, you will be entitled to a free essential carer ticket for each performance. To become an Access Register Member please visit our website or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.


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DIARY KEY Public Dress Rehearsal (to be confirmed on the day) Previews After-show Discussion Pre-show Discussion Audio Described Touch Tour (start 1 hour 30 mins prior to performance) Captioned Performance Relaxed Performance Signed Performance Show Dining

Mon 19 Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30 7.15

Tue 20 Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30 7.00

Wed 21 Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire 2.00

7.30 7.15

Thu 22 Mary Poppins 2.15 A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30 7.15

Fri 23

Mary Poppins 7.30 A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

Sat 24

Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire

2.15 2.00

7.30 7.15

Mon 26 A Streetcar Named Desire

7.15

Tue 27 A Streetcar Named Desire

AUGUST 2015

Wed 19 Sweet Charity

7.30

Thu 20 Sweet Charity

7.30

Fri 21

Sweet Charity

2.30

7.30

Sat 22

Sweet Charity

2.30

7.30

Wed 9 Hairspray

Thu 10 Hairspray Fri 11

Hairspray

Sat 12

Hairspray

Wed 28 Sleeping Beauty A Streetcar Named Desire

7.15

2.15 2.00

7.30 7.15

Thu 29 Sleeping Beauty 2.15 A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30 7.15

Fri 30

Sleeping Beauty 7.30 A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

7.30

Sat 31

Sleeping Beauty A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30

7.30

NOVEMBER 2015

2.15

7.30

Sun 1

Sleeping Beauty

Mon 14 Hairspray

7.30

Tue 15

Mon 2

The Children’s Bookshow 11.00 A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

Tue 3

A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

SEPTEMBER 2015

7.00

Wed 16 Hairspray

Hairspray

2.15

7.30

Thu 17

Hairspray

7.30

Fri 18

Hairspray

Sat 19

Journey of Turtle 11.00 Hairspray

2.15 2.00

7.30 7.15

2.15

Wed 4 It’s A Wonderful Life 7.30 A Streetcar Named Desire 2.00 7.15

7.30

1.00 2.15

Thu 5

It’s A Wonderful Life 2.15 7.30 A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

7.30

Fri 6

A Streetcar Named Desire 7.15

Wed 23 Much Ado About Nothing

7.45

Thu 24 Much Ado About Nothing

7.45

Sat 7

Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan A Streetcar Named Desire

Fri 25

Much Ado About Nothing

7.45

Sun 8

Midland’s Best Dance Crew

7.00

Sat 26

Much Ado About Nothing

7.45

Mon 9

Nupur Arts: Nartan

7.45

Tue 10

Confidance 7.45

Thu 12

Paul Chowdhry 7.30 Whose Sari Now? 7.45 Strictly Balti 2.00

Fri 13

Whose Sari Now? 7.45 Strictly Balti 7.00 Al Murray 7.30

Sat 14

Beardyman Whose Sari Now? Strictly Balti

2.00 2.00

OCTOBER 2015

Thu 1

Ceri Dupree

7.45

Fri 2

Ceri Dupree

7.45

Sat 3

Ceri Dupree

3.00

7.45

Fri 9

Echoes & I Imagine

7.45

Sat 10

Echoes & I Imagine

7.45

Mon 12 Mary Poppins

7.30

Tue 13

Mary Poppins

7.30

Wed 14 Mary Poppins

7.30

Thu 15

Mary Poppins

7.30

Fri 16

Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire 2.15

Sat 17

A Real Mermaid’s Tale 11.00 Mary Poppins A Streetcar Named Desire

7.30 7.15

1.00 2.15 7.30 2.00 7.15

7.30 2.00 7.15

7.45 2.30 2.00 7.00

Mon 16 Shakespeare Schools Festival

7.00

Tue 17

Shakespeare Schools Festival

7.00

Wed 18 Shakespeare Schools Festival

7.00

Thu 19

Shakespeare Schools Festival

7.00

Fri 20

Saturday Night Forever

7.45

Sat 21

Saturday Night Forever

7.45

7.45

Wed 25 Beauty of the Beast


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Fri 27

Oliver! 7.30

Tue 29 Oliver! The Witches

Sat 28

Oliver! Kipper’s Snowy Day 10.30

2.15 7.30 1.00

Wed 30 Oliver! 7.30 The Witches 11.30 3.30

3.00

Thu 31

Sun 29 Call Me Merman

7.30

Mon 30 Oliver! 7.30 Kipper’s Snowy Day 10.30 1.00

DECEMBER 2015

Tue 1

Oliver! 7.30 Kipper’s Snowy Day 10.30 1.00

2.15 7.30 1.30 7.00

Oliver! The Witches 11.30

2.15 3.30

The Witches runs until 10 Jan and Oliver! until 16 Jan. For January performance dates and times please visit www.curveonline.co.uk

Wed 2 Oliver! 7.00 Kipper’s Snowy Day 10.30 1.00 Thu 3

Oliver! 7.30

Fri 4

Oliver! 7.30 Chotto Desh 1.00 6.00

Sat 5

Oliver! Chotto Desh 11.00

Mon 7

Oliver! 7.30

Tue 8

Oliver! 7.30

Thu 17

Oliver! 7.30 The Witches 10.00 1.30

Fri 18

Oliver! 7.30

Sat 19

Oliver! The Witches Sorry, Xmas is Cancelled 11.00

Sun 20 The Witches

2.15 7.30 1.30 7.00 1.00 12.00

Mon 21 Oliver! 7.30 The Witches 11.30 3.30 Tue 22 Oliver! The Witches

2.15 7.30 1.30 7.00

Wed 23 Oliver! 7.30 The Witches 11.30 3.30 Thu 24 Oliver! The Witches

2.15 1.30

Sat 26

Oliver! The Witches

2.15 7.30 3.00

Sun 27 The Witches

12.00

Mon 28 Oliver! 7.30

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Curve is in the heart of Leicester City Centre in the Cultural Quarter. It is very convenient for public transport and car parking. Parking at the NCP car park next door is just £4.40 for Curve customers. Simply validate your ticket at Curve during your visit or pre-order parking when booking tickets online. For sat navs, use post code LE1 1TQ. Alternative parking is also available at the Queen Street Car Park, Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW East Midlands Trains run regular services to Leicester and the train station is just a 10 minute walk away. City centre bus services also have stops within a 10 minute walk from Curve. For directions and further information visit www.curveonline.co.uk/plan-your-visit or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595


To find the NCP car park next to Curve using a Sat Nav, please use postcode: LE1 1TQ

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