CURVE ANNOUNCE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS’ INAUGURAL SEASON

Leicester’s Curve theatre has announced a fantastic new season of work, the first under the helm of new Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Must see shows directed by Foster include a new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which runs from the 16 Oct- 8 Nov and features Charlie Brooks as Blanche. A new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, co-produced by Rose Theatre Kingston, from 9 Dec – 10 Jan and the premier of a major new production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring the multi awardwinning Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly.

Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said “I am proud to present this new season of work at Curve, my first as Artistic Director. Drama, dance and music all feature prominently, an eclectic slate of work which supports our commitment to developing new and diverse audiences for the future. All of us at Curve are hugely excited to welcome such a talented group of artists and companies to Leicester over the coming months, and sharing work created in our great region with audiences across the UK and further afield.”

Other Curve productions in the new season are Oliver!, the Christmas musical for 2015, and the smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray, which returns for just 13 performances in September ahead of a UK tour, both directed by Paul Kerryson. Theatre goers can also look forward to the launch of the new UK tour of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins whilst A New Adventures’ dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty, directed by Matthew Bourne, with music by Tchaikovsky returns by popular demand after smashing box office records across the UK and the USA.

Curve will also be at the heart of Leicester’s Diwali celebrations, and will host a week-long season of work including Nupur Arts Nartan, Confidance, Whose Sari Now? and Strictly Balti.

 To see the full season line up and to book tickets visit www.curveonline.co.uk