Curve Leicester announce reopening with Sunset Boulevard and The Color Purple!

Curve Leicester has today announced plans to reopen to the public!

Ria Jones and Danny Mac will return to star in Sunset Boulevard (14 December-3 January); T’Shan Williams and Danielle Fiamanya will star in The Color Purple (23 November-3 December).

By raising the walls between its theatre spaces, Curve will reopen as a 533-seat socially-distanced auditorium, with audiences enjoying live performances from all four sides of the stage, fully realising the ambition of architect Rafael Viñoly’s original design. A triple-revolve, donated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, will help to transform the space to create an epic experience for audience members.

Curve’s reopening plans are only possible due to grant funding received from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund and the ongoing support of Arts Council England and Leicester City Council.

Kicking off the new year from 25 Jan to 6 Feb 2021, Curve will revive its 2018 production of Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual, based on the life of former football hooligan Riaz Khan.

To ensure audiences are able to safely enjoy a return to Curve, the theatre has introduced a number of new measures throughout its building, including a one-way system, additional cleaning and temperature checks before entry to the building. Further information can be found on Curve’s website.

Tickets for all shows in Curve’s upcoming season will be on sale to Friends from Thu 15 Oct, Supporters from Fri 16 Oct , Members from Mon 19 Oct and on-general sale from Wed 21 Oct, all at 12 noon.

Photo: Manuel Harlan