Curtains musical starring Jason Manford to be streamed again for charity

The recent UK touring production of Kander and Ebb’s whodunnit musical Curtains starring Jason Manford is to have an encore streaming online on 22nd April with proceeds going to Funds For Freelancers.

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The company of Curtains. Photo: Richard Davenport

Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical Curtains will be streamed again BY POPULAR DEMAND on Wednesday 22  April at 7pm until 11.59pm BST in Thursday 23 April at the Curtains streaming site.

The UK tour of Curtains launched in early October 2019 at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and toured the country making a brief stop in the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre over Christmas.

The cast of Curtains includes Jason Manford in the leading role of Lieutenant ‘Frank Cioffi’, ‘Carley Stenson’ as Georgia Hendriks, Ore Oduba as ‘Aaron Fox’,  Rebecca Lock as ‘Carmen Bernstein’, Samuel Holmes as ‘Christopher Belling’, Leah West as ‘Niki Harris’, Alan Burkitt as ‘Bobby Pepper’, Emma Caffrey as ‘Bambi Bernet’, Adam Rhys-Charles as ‘Daryl Grady’, Martin Callaghan as ‘Oscar Shapiro’, Minal Peaal as ‘Johnny Harmon’ and Mark Sangster as ‘Sidney Bernstein’. Along with, J.R. Ballantyne, Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.

The score of Curtains is by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”), book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.

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Samuel Holmes in Curtains. Photo: Richard Davenport

The production is directed by Paul Foster (“Kiss Me Kate” and “Annie Get Your Gun” for Sheffield Crucible), choreographer is Alistair David (“Ghost” West End and UK tour and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “The Sound of Music” both for Regent’s Park Open Air), Musical Supervisor & Arrangements are by Sarah Travis (Curve Associate Artist, “Sweeney Todd”, “Sister Act”), Set Design by David Woodhead, Costume Design by Gabriella Slade, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design is by Tom Marshall and Casting Director is Jim Arnold CDG.

The producers of the musical said today, ‘We are very proud of our show, the cast, crew and everybody involved in the production and we are delighted to be able to share it with audiences who were unable to see it, particularly ticket holders in Leicester, High Wycombe, Wolverhampton and Southampton. We hope this filmed performance can help raise monies for Paul’s brilliant initiative and help those that are in urgent need whilst providing entertainment to families across the globe at these unprecedented times.’

Proceeds of the streaming of Curtains will go to Funds for Freelancers, a support fund conceived by Paul Taylor-Mills. The fund aims to help those in the theatre industry with zero-hours contracts.

Paul Taylor-Mills said today, ‘A few weeks ago I woke up and like many, felt so helpless as I heard stories of those within the theatre community struggle. I threw caution to the wind and set up a fund with a primary ambition to get funds to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. So far, we have allocated over £50,000 to those who are in need.  Thanks to DLAP Entertainment you can now watch their production of Curtains and know that all of the profits will be going to the Funds For Freelancers cause. I’m so grateful to them for doing this and that I’ll get to see this show! I’m always overwhelmed by the resilience of the theatre community and truly humbled that the streaming of this show will help so many people at a time that they need it most.’

Curtains the musical was produced by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment, Sally Horchow and Roger Horchow


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