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Things I Know To Be True – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Having grown into one of the UK’s most prolific theatre-makers, with shows such as the stunning Love Song and the tough Beautiful Burnout, Frantic Assembly is back with its newest production. Things I Know to be True is a collaboration with the State Theatre Company of South Australia, ...

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Sunset Boulevard – Curve, Leicester

A woman stands staring maniacally

Book & Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Andrew Lloyd Webber saw Billy Wilder’s 1951 film, Sunset Boulevard, in the early 1970s but it wasn’t until 1991 that a version of the musical version was performed at Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival with Ria Jones as Norma Desmond. It was not ...

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The Witches – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   Leicester Curve’s Christmas production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches arrives at The Lowry as part of its national tour. For anyone who knows the story and how to spot the tell-tale signs of a witch may certainly be looking a little closer as they leave the theatre. ...

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The Witches – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Witches have been represented in all sorts of ways from fun and lovingto the typically evil and cackling kind who can turn people into toads and mice. Roald Dahl’s novel falls under the latter, and this latest stage production by The Curve,Leicester and Rose ...

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Our Country’s Good – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Nikoli Foster Reviewer: Phil Lowe   This production at Curve Leicester is directed by professional director Nikoli Foster collaborating with a cast of talented students from De Montfort University Leicester. The cast of 16 (with necessary doubling) play over twenty characters ranging from Royal Marines, dispirited convicts, and members of the Georgian judicial system all set ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Phil Lowe For the 25th Anniversary tour the, Olivier awarding winning Best Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet lands solidly on Leicester's Curve theatre main stage this week and takes off to huge applause. This fun sci fi show is packed with musical numbers from the 1950s and 1960s with the instruments all ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 7th May 2012

There's a real focus on the quality of writing in theatre at the moment, and up and down the country productions are being staged that celebrate the power of writing. From brand new plays to classics, to plays looking at writers themselves - the word is King. Catherine Love sharpens her pen and picks five of the best playing this ...

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