The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by actor Danny-Boy Hatchard.
In a co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse, Nikolai Foster and the Curve company’s adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette has shone a spotlight on the wrongs of yesteryear at a time when, more than ever before in my lifetime, the country seems to be in a state of sinfully wilful regression.
Nikolai Foster’s 2016 production of Grease returns to Curve as part of a major tour, and, while it doesn’t quite have the pizzazz of three years ago, the show remains a solid, thoughtful and energetic version of a much loved classic.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys have composed original music for the upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette, creating music to bring the 80s-set drama to life.
Family musical Annie, with its sheer enthusiasm, joy and optimism, is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times and with Nikolai Foster’s gloriously heartwarming and sincere production of Annie you will certainly leave the theatre with a smile on your face.
Although the sun might not be coming out in Surrey tomorrow, there’s no doubt that this production of Annie will bring light and joy to many children.
Curve Leicester’s Chris Stafford and Nikolai Foster and Birmingham Hippodrome’s Fiona Allan have stated that Seyi Omooba, due to play Celie in the theatres’ forthcoming co-production of The Color Purple, will no longer be involved in the show.
Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will transfer to London’s Dominion Theatre from 15 November 2019 to 4 January 2020, with a press night on 25 November.
With Berlin’s classic numbers and in the gifted creative hands of director Nikolai Foster and his choreographer Stephen Mear, White Christmas becomes a fabulous feel-good delight.
With White Christmas, Curve has yet again produced a classy production filled with yuletide magic and enough fluffy escapism to warm hearts on these cold winter nights.
Following a sold-out eight-week run at Curve, the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical Grease will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips and starring Peter Andre as Teen Angel at certain performances.
Stars of the An Officer and a Gentleman musical tour, Jonny Fines, Emma Williams, Ian McIntosh and Jessica Daley, sat down with me before a recent performance to discuss the musical.
The hit production of the musical Annie will embark on a UK tour, opening at the Manchester Opera House on 9 February 2019
This new musical adaptation of An Officer and a Gentleman, receiving its world premiere at Curve, makes no apologies for embracing the melodrama of the movie. In doing so, it delivers a polished, unabashed production
A packed house at the New Wimbledon Theatre rose as one to salute Ria Jones’ bow at the close of Sunset Boulevard and with good reason. Jones remains magnificent, her definitive, decaying diva capturing Norma Desmond’s long-faded Hollywood majesty.
Jonny Fines and Emma Williams will lead the cast of the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical when the show opens at Curve on 6 April 2018 (press night 19 April) before beginning a UK and Ireland tour.
This extraordinarily lavish touring production of Sunset Boulevard makes the heart soar as much as the story and its characters break the audience’s heart.
Ria Jones, so resplendent when she stepped into Norma’s shoes at the Coliseum in 2016 (we were lucky enough to be at one of those shows is once again in the title role and she gives a powerhouse performance.
It all makes for classic festive fayre with Leslie Bricusse’s original work, last seen some 15 years ago, being subtly re-engineered for this revival. Jasper Britton heads the cast in the title role, convincing us throughout of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.
Meera Syal will join the West End company of Annie to play the role of Miss Hannigan from 27 November 2017 for the duration of the run which concludes at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, as previously announced, on 18 February 2018.