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Othello – Curve, Leicester

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptors: Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett Director: Scott Graham Frantic Assembly’s reputation as one of the most exciting practitioners in modern theatre is well-deserved. Originally staged in 2008 and winning Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett a TMA Theatre award for best direction, Othello is as fresh and as exciting as it was during the original tour. Othello ...

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Abigail’s Party – Curve Leicester

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Phil Lowe “I told you nobody’d like olives Laurence.” says the lead character Beverly to her put down husband. He retorts, “Not nobody Beverly: I like olives. And that’s twenty-five per cent of the assembled company” In such cleverly written lines throughout Leigh’s comically tragic masterpiece, Abigail’s Party, we recognise 1970s affluent pretension ...

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An Evening With Pam Ayres – Curve, Leicester

Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor Pam Ayres, best known for her poetry, has been touring her one-woman show for a number of years. She became a household name after appearing on the television show Opportunity Knocks in 1975 and since then has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, as a poet, comedienne, songwriter and presenter. This particular show is a collection ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 22nd September 2014

An eclectic mix of shows have been chosen for you this week by our regional editors – a mix of new plays, revivals and dance cover topics from World War I, Witchcraft and the Builders Strike. As always we would love to know if you have seen any of our picks, or you if you want to recommend anything yourself. ...

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The Magic of Queen – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Reviewer: Phil Lowe To a packed audience at Curve, the Queen tribute band, Rhapsody, demonstrate that in the business of Rock and Roll tribute bands they are indeed – the business! They rock this venue brilliantly with their two hour show – The Magic of Queen. The group have a new performer as Freddie Mercury in the charismatic form of ...

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Barnum – Curve Leicester

Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Book: Mark Bramble Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Phil Lowe Phineas Taylor Barnum – the greatest showman on earth! What a statement! A claim like no other! That may be wise-cracking humbug, and there may well be a ‘Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute’, but darn it, that fella Brian Conley as PT Barnum is ...

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Rent – Curve, Leicester

Book, Music &Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director:Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is a rock opera about a group of struggling artists trying to make ends meet in difficult times. Battling drug addictions, HIV and the establishment, Rent is full of humour, heartache, highs and lows as the characters struggle with their relationships, and their identities ...

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Annie – Curve, Leicester

Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Book: Thomas Meehan Director:Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan From ‘It’s A Hard Knock Life’ to ‘Tomorrow’ to ‘Easy Street’, Annie is one of the most iconic and popular musicals of all time, and Curve’s Community Production of this much loved production raises the bar to the highest possible standard for non-professional groups everywhere.This season ...

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