Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Season at Curve

Leicester’s Curve theatre has opened up the ticket lines for this autumn’s jam-packed season of stage delights.
The exciting new programme features three Curve productions, two Curve co-productions and two Curve collaborations plus a host of visiting companies.

Paul Kerryson, Artistic Director for Curve, said: “I am pleased to announce Curve’s autumn 2011 season of work. We open with a Curve co-production and dance World Premiere from Akram Khan, followed by a thrilling mix of contemporary drama and new writing.

“Musicals also form a key part of our season, including Broadway glamour in our Christmas production of 42nd Street.”

Khan returns to Curve following Vertical Road with another world premiere – Desh. This solo dance performance by Khan is inspired by his homeland of Bangladesh. This new dance work is a Curve co-production which premieres in Leicester ahead of another world tour. Desh will be on at Curve from September 13 to September 17.

The season will continue with a series of unmissable home-produced thrillers including One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Director Michael Buffong will bring the adaptation of Ken Kesey’s 1962 cult classic to the stage from October 14 to November 5.

Kerryson will bring Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Buried Child, to life in November.
When Vince returns to his family’s farmhouse with his new girlfriend Shelley they walk straight into a terrifying night to remember in Buried Child on stage from November 11 to December 3.

Towards the end of the season we’ll see two popular and timeless musicals at Curve – Blood Brothers and Curve’s Christmas special – 42nd Street.

Speaking to Kerryson at the beginning of the spring season he said: “We’ve been very lucky to get the rights to do 42nd Street and we only got them because of the success of previous performances such as King and I.

“It’s a very magical story and one of the most famous around the world so we wanted to give the audience time to buy their tickets especially those who couldn’t get tickets this Christmas to our sell out show.”

To see the complete list of autumn 2011 shows visit

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