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Hairspray – The Curve, Leicester

Hairspray -  Curve, Leicester Pamela Raith

Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: James Garrington Hairspray must surely be one of the great feel-good musicals, up there with the likes of Mamma Mia! Based on the 1988 film, it is set in 1962 Baltimore, and is a tale of acceptance winning over discrimination. Once ...

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Chicago – Curve, Leicester

Chicago Curve Leicester Pamela Raith

Writers: Kander and Ebb Director: Paul Kerryson Musical Director: Ben Atkinson Reviewer: Phil Lowe In 1975 the iconic, dark and edgy, sexy musical Chicago (based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins) was originally named Chicago - a vaudeville revue. The original creative team of John Kander & Fred Ebb (famous for the musical Cabaret and forty years of ...

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The Beauty Queen Of Leenane – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Beauty Queen

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4.5]   Mags and Maureen, mother and daughter, living a life of mutual loathing in remotest Connemara. A bleak backwater, brilliantly conjured up by Juliet Shillingford's realistic set: holy images, green gloss paint and rain streaming down the panes of the casement. Rain is the tab curtain, too, a drenching downpour ...

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Curve, Leicester

Beauty Queen of Leenane Curve Leicester Pamela Raith Photography

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor [rating:4] Set in Leenane, a small town in Connemara, County Galway in the mid-1990s, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the story of a daughter and mother’s struggle through life. Martin McDonagh has done an excellent job of portraying the mundanity of small town life in Ireland of the era; although ...

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Sweeney Todd – Curve, Leicester

Sweeney Todd Curve Leicester Pamela Raith

Director: Paul Kerryson Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:4] Massive blood-stained sheets hang in the air, and so begins Curve, Leicester’s production of Sweeney Todd. Dark, bloody and scary with plenty of throat cutting and lots of humour, Stephen Sondheim’s musical depicts Sweeney Todd's quest for revenge against the man that robbed him of his wife and ...

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Hot Stuff – The Curve, Leicester

Hot Stuff, The Curve theatre 2010

Writer: Paul Kerryson Devisors: Maggie Norris and Paul Kerryson Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] This production marks the 21st birthday of Hot Stuff in Leicester. It is a local piece, devised by Curve Artistic Director Paul Kerryson, who also directs this production, and writer and director Maggie Norris. Originally conceived and performed at the famous Leicester Haymarket theatre, ...

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NEWS: Piaf run at Leicester’s Curve extended

Piaf Curve

Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of Piaf, Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 – 6 April 2013. (You can see what our Central Editor made of it here). Click on the image to see the brand new production trailer. The production currently showing in Curve’s Studio will be transferred ...

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Piaf – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Pam Gems Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] It is now fifty years since the death of Edith Piaf. ‘The Little Sparrow’ succumbed to liver cancer at the age of forty-seven after living a life so disreputable that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Paris refused her a funeral mass. Nevertheless, this icon of France brought Paris’ centre to ...

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