Hairspray To Tour Again in 2017

Hairspray UK Tour

Following the huge success of the current tour of Hairspray, Producer Mark Goucher has announced that the show will return at the end of 2017 for a second tour of the UK. The current tour of hairspray began at Leicester’s Curve Theatre and will conclude in May 2017. The production has been seen by just under a quarter of a million people with nine venues still to visit. Mark Goucher said: “I am delighted that after seeing this new production of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have personally extended the rights to the show, in order for us to embark upon a second UK tour. This next tour of Hairspray will give us the opportunity to bring the show to new venues which we were unable to visit in 2015/16 and also to return to theatres which welcomed the show during its current tour.” Hairspray is directed by Paul … Read more

Hairspray UK Tour – Manchester And Liverpool On Sale Today

Hairspray musical

Tickets for Hairspray The Musical in Liverpool and Manchester go on sale today. This new production of the award-winning musical starts it UK tour in September 2015 at the Leicester Curve and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK. It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. Hairspray is directed by Paul Kerryson with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Ben Atkinson. Click Here for the full Hairspray UK Tour schedule

Cast announced for The Sound Of Music at The Curve

The Sound Of Music at The Curve Leicester

The Curve Theatre, Leicester announced casting for their forthcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music to be directed by Paul Kerryson. Casting will include Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). The production will open on 3rd December, with previews from 28 November and play until 17 January. Over the past five years Curve’s Christmas musicals have become increasingly popular, receiving widespread critical acclaim and attracting audiences from all over the UK. For more information visit The Curve Online

Paul Kerryson Recieves Outstanding Contribution Award

Paul Kerryson at the Curve Theatre

Paul Kerryson, Artistic Director of Leicester’s Curve theatre will receive The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre at the 2014 UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 19 October at London’s historic Guildhall. Paul Kerryson has been Artistic Director of Leicester Theatre Trust since 1991 – first at the Haymarket Theatre and from 2008 at Leicester’s Curve – a theatre he was instrumental in founding. In 2013, it was announced that Kerryson will step down at the end of 2014. Rachel Tackley, President of UK Theatre, said: “I am delighted that UK Theatre has recognised Paul’s significant contribution to the theatre industry. The impact his work has had over the last 22 years has been felt not only in Leicester but across the whole of the UK. His vision, talent and dedication are an inspiration to theatremakers everywhere.” Kerryson strongly believes in theatre being at the heart of and reflecting … Read more

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