Monthly Archives: September 2012


A feel-good musical for  families and grown-ups – who haven’t fully grown up!
A new musical comedy adapted from the much-loved Oscar winning film,Finding Neverland 


Multiple Oscar and Tony Award winning Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, (Shakespeare in Love, The Kings Speech, Pulp Fiction and Chicago) chose to premiere the show in Leicester before it goes to the West End next year.

Harvey said “the Curve is one of the leading regional theatres in the whole of the UK. The state of the art theatre enables us to put on this huge show, with the massive technical requirements for our big budget set and production.”

Producer Harvey Weinstein and Director Rob Ashford with Leicester’s mayor Sir Peter Soulsby
Photo by Iain Jacques

Watch the production trailer >>

Finding Neverland is a show for the whole family. It tells the incredible story of the writer J.M. Barrie and the adventures he had with the family he met that inspired him to write Peter Pan. Directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Rob Ashford, whose previous shows include Streetcar Named Desire with Rachel Weisz, Anna Christie with Jude Law and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe.

British stage and screen actor Julian Ovenden will play Barrie.  Having conquered the West End and Broadway, this charismatic actor and singer has just released his debut album and is well known for playing many leading roles in high profile television shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Two spine-tingling, show-stopping performances at the 2010 Proms, singing Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig
Photo by Pamela Raith

West End actress Rosalie Craig will play Sylvia, the mother of the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired Barrie to write his classic stories. Craig is currently wowing audiences and critics as the Mother in Ragtime at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London.  Her other recent theatre credits include Company at Sheffield Crucible and Aspects of Love at the Menier for which she was nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical Award.

Don’t miss the chance to see this world premiere right here in Leicester, book tickets at and follow us on twitter @FNthemusical #FindingNeverlandTheMusical

Book tickets and more information:
Curve Ticket Office 0116 242 3595

22 SEPT – 13 OCT 2012


Curve Young Company 2013/13

Curve Young Company (CYC), the young people’s theatre company for 12 – 26 year olds, is expanding this Autumn.

We are launching three new groups: Curve Musical Theatre, Curve Text and Curve Physical. As the names suggest, each of these groups will focus on a particular genre of theatre allowing members to develop key skills in this area.

Curve Young Company 2012-13 Auditions – from wc 17 Sept 2012

Curve Musical Theatre

Mondays                            6.00pm – 9.00pm

Oliver! Rehearsals
Photo by Pamela Raith

Curve Musical Theatre is a group that focuses on exploring musicals and musical theatre practice’s. Each project members will be working on a musical learning and developing key skills such as singing and movement, acting through songs, developing harmonies and choral practices.

Curve Physical

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Curve Physical is a group that focuses on the development of theatre skills and techniques and the work of different theatre practitioners. Each project will introduce, develop and focus on the learning of a skill and theatre practice; these may include things like physical theatre, mask, puppetry and Greek theatre.

CYC production 2012: Game Face.
Photo by Pamela Raith

Curve Text 

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Curve text is a group that focuses on plays and text. Members will learn the process of how an actor approaches a text and how to bring text to life. Each project the group will work with a director exploring a script; these may include things like traditional play texts such as Shakespeare, Brecht, Ibsen, and Miller.

If you are interested in being a part of Curve Young Company and would like to audition please contact Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595 to register your name.

Discounted Tickets!  £5 Ticket Offer for CYC Members

All members of CYC are eligible for £5 tickets for selected shows. These tickets are limited though – so book quickly to secure your place!
Shows included in the offer are:

Obama the Mamba
Entertaining Mr Sloane
Hello Dolly!

Keep up to date with Curve Young Company

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