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The Sound of Music – Curve, Leicester

The Sound of Music - Curve Leicester - (C) Pamela Raith

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts There are lots of changes happening over at the Curve in Leicester, the recent announcement that longstanding Leicester director Paul Kerryson will be leaving the flagship venue in 2015 and will be replaced by critically acclaimed Nikolai Foster is one that ...

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NEWS: Curve, Leicester’s Hairspray gets all new 2015/16 UK Tour

Hairspray -  Curve, Leicester Pamela Raith

A revival of this year's production of Hairspray produced by Leicester Curve will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre ...

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Rent – Curve, Leicester

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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