Leicester’s Curve is to reopen its doors on 20 May with a special socially distanced season, including new Made at Curve concert The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The season also includes two nights of work curated by Curve Resident Creatives and local artists, a new comedy musical and acclaimed dance.
Reopening with a 533-seat socially distanced auditorium, audiences will be able to enjoy live performances from all four sides of the stage.
On 21 and 22 May, Curve will celebrate outstanding local and national artists with a showcase of new work and performances from Curve Associate Artists and Curve Resident Creatives. Celebrated dancer, choreographer and Curve Associate Artist Aakash Odedra returns to the stage with his performance of Rising on 24 and 25 May. The programme will feature several short works choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Aakash himself.
From 27 to 29 May, Katie Lam and Alex Parker’s AMDRAM: A Musical Comedy comes to Curve. The Great Osterley North Amateur Dramatic Society – or GONADS, as they’re known – reign supreme over the village hall. The arrival of a new contender for leading lady and a professional director throw their amateur production into chaos. A hilarious new musical about friendship, theatre and community, Am Dram will be performed by an incredible cast including Janie Dee, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Raj Ghatak, Debbie Chazen, Sharan Phull, Jordan Lee Davies and Wendy Ferguson.
The culmination of this season will be The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a spectacular concert performance featuring music and memories from the extraordinary life and career of the composer.
Directed by Nikolai Foster and running from 7 to 19 June, a host of iconic characters perform Andrew’s greatest songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, The School of Rock, Tell Me on a Sunday, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.
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