Curve Leicester Announces Socially Distanced Season


Curve Leicester have revealed their plans for a new socially distanced season.

The venue will open with a Members Event on 20 May, which will also be live-streamed.

On 21 and 22 May, associate artists and resident creatives from Curve will showcase new work, including extracts from plays and new dance pieces.

Aakash Odedra is set to present dance piece Rising on 24 and 25 May. Katie Lam and Alex Parker’s new musical comedy AmDram will be showed from 27 to 29 May.

There will also be a Made at Curve concert held from 7 to 19 June. The show will be inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s life and career, and will feature numbers from musicals such as Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cats.

Performances will be socially distanced using an expanded auditorium that will combine both of Curve’s stage spaces.

Executive director Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said “after over a year of closure, we are delighted to be welcoming audiences safely back to Curve with an exciting programme celebrating artists, our community and Leicester’s passion for musical theatre.

“We cannot wait to bring our communities, artists and audiences together in our specially-adapted socially distanced auditorium. Although we recognise some audiences may be nervous returning to live events, health and safety remains our priority and we have invested significantly in implementing measures to ensure everyone working with us and visiting our theatre is safe.”

Tickets can be purchased from 22 April on the Curve Leicester website.

Words by Ellen Leslie

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