Host of new shows now on sale at Curve

Leicester’s Curve has announced a host of new shows coming soon to the theatre, including a family Christmas production based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved book The Smeds and the Smoos.

Running from Wed 1 to Fri 31 December alongside the previously announced Made at Curve production of A Chorus Line (Fri 3 to Fri 31 December), the stage adaptation of The Smeds and the Smoos will whisk audiences to a far off planet for a joyful and imaginative tale of star-crossed aliens. Recommended for children aged three and above, this magical and musical adventure comes from acclaimed children’s theatre company Tall Stories, in association with Curve.

Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined – © Young Akram Khan in Akademi’s The Adventures of Mowgli, 1984. Photo by Alan Dilly from Akademi archives

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Curve Associate Artist Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined, which will open at the theatre 2 – 9 April 2022. Akram Khan’s deeply personal interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s original story will see the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change.

Also coming soon to Curve are dramas My Night with Reg (Tue 21 to Sat 25 September), The Turbine Theatre’s revival of the Olivier Award-winning comedy; Who Cares (Mon 8 to Wed 10 November), an award-winning play exploring the impact of austerity and the lives of child carers; the stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel The Da Vinci Code (Mon 16 to Sat 21 May) and hilarious thriller spoof Cluedo (Mon 6 to Sat 11 June), based on the classic detective board game. Tickets are also now on sale for rescheduled performances of Harpy (Thu 11 to Fri 12 Nov) starring Su Pollard.

School of Rock

Fans of musicals can look forward to productions of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical (Mon 9 to Sat 14 May), a feel-good show based on the hit TV show starring West End and TV actor Lee Mead, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical School of Rock (Mon 30 May to Sat 4 June), based on the iconic movie of the same name.

Tickets are also now on sale for Rambert2 (Tue 5 to Thu 7 October), a bespoke programme of performances from acclaimed dance company Rambert’s early career ensemble of young new talent, as well as family favourite The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Thu 21 to Sun 24 October), Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood’s debut solo show, The All Balls and Glitter Tour (Sun 1 May) and the return of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums (Sun 22 May).

Tickets for all shows are on sale now to Curve Friends, with tickets available for Curve Supporters from Wed 23 June, Curve Members, Groups and Access Register customers from Thu 24 June and on general sale from Mon 28 June, all at 12pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at or over the phone by calling Curve’s Box Office 0116 242 3595 (10am – 5:30pm, Mon – Fri).
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