Curve is giving theatre-lovers a host of dates for their diaries with exciting new productions set to visit and open their UK tours at the theatre in Leicester this year and in 2022.
In accordance with the government road-map, Curve is set to fully re-open Thu 1 Jul, with plans soon to be revealed for a special socially distanced season of work from late May.
Once social distancing guidelines are eased, from 1st to 3rd July, audiences can look forward to a brand new stage adaptation of Peter James’ Looking Good Dead and the theatre will also launch the UK tour of Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong from 16th to 24th July. Further programming includes Priscilla, Queen of the Desert from 13th to 18th September, Derren Brown with Showman from 19th to 23rd Oct and The Osmonds: A New Musical from 3rd to 6th Feb 2022.
The acclaimed Made at Curve production of hit-musical Grease, which delighted audiences at the theatre in Christmas 2016 and toured across the UK and Ireland in 2019, is also set to open a new tour at the theatre Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, choreographed by Arlene Phillips and with brand new orchestrations by Curve Associate Artist Sarah Travis, Peter Andre will once again join the cast as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine for one night only (Friday 30th July).
Olivier award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One’s The Goes Wrong Show) return to Curve with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, Magic Goes Wrong, created with magic legends Penn & Teller. The show follows a hapless gang of magicians who are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Having premiered in the West End to critical acclaim, the production will now head out on its first ever UK tour, opening at Curve in July.
Prepare for glitter and glamour in September as the joyous and award-winning musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert returns to Curve 13th to 18th September. Featuring spectacular dance routines, a dazzling array of eye-popping costumes, and a scintillating, sing-a-long soundtrack full of your favourite dance-floor classics, including ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, ‘Finally’ and many more.
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his first new live show in six years with Showman, coming to Curve Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd October. Whilst the show’s content remains a closely guarded secret, audiences can expect an astonishing treat from the multi-award winning master of mind control and illusion.
From 3rd to 6th February 2022, relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands in The Osmonds: A New Musical. Featuring a chart topping list of anthems including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Crazy Horses’ and ‘Puppy Love’, The Osmonds: A New Musical tells the official true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.
To ensure audiences are able to safely enjoy a return to Curve, a number of Covid-Safe measures will be in place in accordance with the latest government guidance and Curve has been certified by both UK Theatre as part of its ‘See it Safely’ initiative and Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation. Audiences will be notified of Covid-safety measures and protocols in advance of attending a performance.
Tickets for Magic Goes Wrong, Grease, Priscilla, Derren Brown’s Showman and The Osmonds: A New Musical are now on sale to Curve Friends and will be on sale to Curve Supporters Thursday 8th April, Members and groups Friday 9th April and general on sale Wednesday 14th April, all at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.curveonline.co.uk.