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Hairspray – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Book: Marc O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Whittman &Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts 13 years ago Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman’s musical adaptation of Hairspray, based on the cult John Waters film of the same name opened on Broadway, just a year later it swept the board with awards at the prestigious Tony Awards ...

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Hairspray – Curve, Leicester

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Hairspray is one of the most successful new musicals of the 21st century. Based on John Waters’ cult 1988 film, the show opened on Broadway in 2002, ran for over 2,500 performances, and won eight Tony Awards. A new film followed ...

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NEWS: Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee to lead Mary Poppins

Today Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Zizi Strallen will play ‘Mary Poppins’ and Matt Lee will play ‘Bert’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tour schedule below. Strallen is currently starring as ‘Lana’ in Matthew Bourne’s ...

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The Car Man – Curve, Leicester

Creator: Matthew Bourne for New Adventures Music: Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman   Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen turns 15 this year: it premiered in 2000 at London’s Old Vic, won an Evening Standard Award, was nominated for an Olivier Award, and hasn’t looked back. This revival is punchy ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Curve, Leicester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Claire Going If there’s one thing that people love to see during alive theatre performance, it’s mistakes. So, to go and see a production full of them is no doubt going to turn frowns upside-down. Following on from the huge success of The Play that Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre ...

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The Gramophones presents Wanderlust – Curve Leicester

Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh Wanderlust is a story about stories: of ordinary and extraordinary tales and the journey, made by three local women, to collect these stories. There’s an incredible and overwhelming atmosphere of warmth and invitation as soon as we enter. The set pays homage to home crafts and draws you in. At the heart of Dorrie Scott’s playful set ...

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Mrs Green – Curve Leicester

Writer: Nic Harvey Director: Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie Reviewer: Phil Lowe As part of the Inside Out Festival at Curve Theatre Leicester, Nottingham based theatre company Sheep Soup wow the studio audience with their home grown Soul and Motown musical Mrs Green. The musical already comes with a pedigree of popularity from professional airings at the Nottingham Playhouse Neville studio and also ...

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Shiv – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Aditi Brennan Kapil Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Phil Lowe The New York Times has described the work of American playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil as ‘Rich in feeling, wide in scope and teeming with poetry’ so it is with great consideration that associate director Suba Das and Curve Leicester have chosen this newly penned one act play Shiv to launch ...

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