Casting Announced for An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour

An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour

Casting has been announced for An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour which opens in April at the Leicester Curve.     Director of An Officer And A Gentleman and Artistic Director of the Curve has announced that Emma Williams will play ‘Paula Pokrifiki’, Jonny Fines is ‘Zack Mayo’, Ray Shell as ‘Foley’, Ian Macintosh as ‘Sid Worley’ and Jessica Daley as ‘Lynette Pomeroy’. View the tour schedule here. Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director of Curve and Director of ‘An Officer and Gentleman – The Musical’ said today “Douglas Day Stewart wrote An Officer and a Gentleman in response to his time serving in the American Air Force and the challenges he faced during training. It is a visceral, uncompromising and ultimately tender portrait of the these personal experiences and the lives of folk living near the training facility in the early 1980s. “We are proud to have assembled such an … Read more

An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour

An Officer and a Gentleman UK Tour

Jamie Wilson and Curve are delighted to announce the UK Premiere of “An Office and a Gentleman – The Musical” which will open at Curve on 6 April 2018 before playing at theatres across the UK and in Ireland until 15 September 2018. The show comes to the UK following its World Premiere in Sydney. This brand-new musical is based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere which tells the story of Zack Mayo who is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When Zack rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only … Read more

Further casting announced for Annie in West End

Book now for Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Alex Bourne will be Daddy Warbucks with Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell alongside Miranda Hart as part of further casting announced for the new West End production of Annie. The pair, who have both appeared in the UK tour of the musical, will be joined in the show at Piccadilly Theatre by Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. Today’s casting news follows the previously announced Hart as iconic villain Miss Hannigan. The title role of Annie will be shared by Madeleine Haynes, aged 13 from Hadley Wood, Barnet in north London, Lola Moxom, aged 12 from Rochester in Kent, and Ruby Stokes, aged 12 from Hampshire. They will be joined by three teams of young performers who will play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage (see below). Completing the company will be ensemble members Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper, Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How, Katie Warsop and Russell Wilcox.  Amber, a four-year-old Labradoodle, will play Annie’s dog, Sandy. Rehearsals … Read more

Sunset Boulevard UK Tour

Sunset Boulevard UK Tour

Ria Jones will play Norma Desmon in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard UK Tour starting at the Curve Theatre in Leicester in September 2017. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. Sunset Boulevard, based on Billy Wilder’s classic film is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest musicals. The Tony Award-winning musical (Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book Of A Musical) with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics. … Read more

Emily Atack To Play Holly Golightly As New Venues Announced

Emily Atack to share the role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Emily Atack will now play the role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously. Emily can currently be seen in the highly anticipated remake of Dad’s Army, which topped the UK box office earlier this year. Emily stars as Daphne alongside an all-star cast that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones & Michael Gambon. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the award-winning E4 series The Inbetweeners. Emily has most recently shot Iron Sky 2 alongside … Read more

Legally Blonde fully cast and ready to take Leicester by storm.

Tupele Dorgu in legally Blonde at Leicester Curve

Curve’s artistic director, Nikolai Foster, has revealed the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. The cast includes Tupele Dorgu who will play Paulette. Dorgu’s television credits include Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, Billionaire Boy, Cucumber, All at Sea,Waterloo Road and Merseybeat.  Her theatre credits include Educating Rita (Garrick Theatre), Chicago (UK Tour) and Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre). Dorgu joins Lucie Jones as Elle Woods, Ian Kelsey as Callahan, Jon Robyns as Emmett, Danny Mac as Warner, Natalie Hope as Brooke, Phoebe Street as Vivienne and Francesca Hoffman as Margot. Lucie Jones’ theatre credits include Cosette in Les Miserables (West End and O2 Arena), Meatloaf in We Will Rock You (International Tour) and The X Factor Arena Tour. Kelsey has previously played Danny in Grease (West End & Tour) as well as being in Same Next Year … Read more

CRITICS CHOICE: Emily Hardy’s Pick Of 2015

Annie Uk Tour 2015

My pick of 2015 is neither a stroke of theatrical genius like the Almeida’s Oresteia nor a brilliant and original work of art like 1927’s Golum. It is in fact a populist musical, despised by many, dating back to the 1970s. NB: If squeaky-voiced, optimistic red-headed orphans conjure distressing memories of amateur productions past, look away now because my pick of 2015 is… believe it or not… Annie. Nikolai Foster’s fast-paced and punchy production – touring the UK until June 2016 – has given one very old dog a fresh lease of life. Annie, with new colourful choreography and a ‘funky’ edge comparable to that in Tim Minchin’s Matilda, can finally escape the chorus of groans that once accompanied its name. Thanks to this energetic reimagining, it’s once again acceptable to hum Charles Strouse’s Tomorrow (boy oh boy!) and soak up Thomas Meehan’s saccharine rags to riches story – just … Read more

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