cast of The Color Purple (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

Curve Leicester’s winter season to include trio of revivals

The season will commence with The Color Purple, with all shows staged in a socially distant auditorium.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: 22 January. Although in person performances of The Color Purple are now cancelled, the production will be available to stream from 16 February - 7 March. The cast will include T'Shan Williams as Celie, Danielle Fiamanya as Nettie, Karen Mavundukure as Sofia, Ako Mitchell as Mister and Simon Anthony Rhoden as Harpo. 

Cast of The Color Purple (Photo by Pamela Raith)

The Curve in Leicester will reopen its door to the public in December,  as a trio of shows are staged for the theatre's winter season. All three shows to be performed are revivals of Leicester favourites, with performances beginning next month.

Curve will reopen with a seating capacity of 533, with concert performances taking place on the stage. A triple-revolve has been donated by Cameron Mackintosh, further transforming the space for upcoming shows.

Danny Mac and Ria Jones return to Curve Leicester this Christmas with a concert production of Sunset Boulevard. Playing Joe Gillis and Norma Desmond respectively, performances will include a 16-piece live orchestra. Sunset Boulevard returns from 18 December to 9 Jan. 2021. The Sunset Boulevard company will also include Benjamin Chambers, Owen Chaponda, Joanna Goodwin, Kristoffer Hellström, James Meunier, Gemma Naylor, Joanna O'Hare, Jessica Paul, Sam Peggs and Barney Wilkinson.

Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual will then return, starring Hareet Deol. The Leicester drama is based on football hooligan Raz Khan, with performances in the New Year from 25 Jan. 2021 to 6 Feb. 2021.

T'Shan Williams will return to Curve Leicester in The Color Purple as Celie and Nettie respectively. Last seen in Leicester in 2019, The Color Purple returns from 1 - 13 Mar. 2021. They'll be joined by KM Drew Boateng, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, Danielle Kassarate, Anelisa Lamola, Karen Mavundukure, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Landi Oshinowo, Simon Anthony Rhoden and Jo Servi.

Photo credit: Curve Leicester (Photo by Not From Utretcht on Wikipedia) and the cast of The Color Purple (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

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