CURVE ANNOUNCES A NEW PRODUCTION OF THE AWARD WINNING MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY
MAKING HIS CURVE DEBUT DAVID WITTS PLAYS LINK LARKIN
Artistic Director Paul Kerryson today announces a new production of Hairspray, with David Witts as Link Larkin. The production opens on 5 March 2014, with previews from 28 February, and running until 5 April.
Join Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with high hopes, big ambitions and even bigger hair as Curve present a brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning musical, Hairspray. This West End and Broadway smash hit is the ultimate feel good show.
Be transported back in time and sing Welcome to the 60’s as we follow the ambitious, bubbly and heart-warming Tracy Turnblad in her dream to be crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray. After winning a spot on a local TV dance programme, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation. But can she win over the heartthrob Link Larkin and oust the programme’s reigning teen princess?
Featuring hit songs Good Morning Baltimore, I Can Hear the Bells, It Takes Two, You Can’t Stop the Beat and many more.
David Witts trained with the National Youth Music Theatre and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He can currently be seen as Joey Branning in BBC’s EastEnders – a role for which he won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2013, and Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2013.
Artistic Director of Curve, Paul Kerryson directs. For the company, his work the forthcoming Chicago, as well as The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Piaf, Hello Dolly!, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Buried Child, Gypsy, Absurd Person Singular, The Light in the Piazza, The King and I (also UK tour), 42nd Street, The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. For the Haymarket Theatre Leicester, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Playboy of the Western World, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Plough and the Stars, Dolly West’s Kitchen, Richard III, Breaking the Code, East, Edward II and Single Spies. Kerryson has directed works by the world’s greatest composers including Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman, William Finn, and has enjoyed a celebrated, close creative relationship with the works of Stephen Sondheim. He has directed for Chichester Festival Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Manchester Library Theatre and the Dublin Gaiety.
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meeham
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whittman & Marc Shaiman
Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED
on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by JOHN WATERS
Director: Paul Kerryson; Musical Director: Ben Atkinson; Choreographer: Lee Proud
Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
28 February – 5 April
Press night: 5 March at 7pm
Ticket prices: £9.75 – £32.50
Concessions available, please check the website
Matinees: 2.15pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Evenings: Mon to Sat at 7.30pm
Signed: 29 March at 2.15pm
Captioned: 22 March at 7.30pm
Audio-described: 5 April at 2.15pm (preceded by a touch tour)
After-show discussion: 13 March
Day seats: a limited number are available to buy in person from the box office at 10am on the day of performance (excludes certain performances)
Ticket Office 0116 242 3595