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Leicester

Situated on the River Soar, Leicester is a city in the East Midlands. With a population of over 330,000, it is the tenth largest city in England and has an historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to reach by road. You can also fly in to East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stretching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

26 Nov 2016 - 21 Jan 2017Grease, The Musical - at Curve

Grease is the word this Christmas as Nikolai Foster directs Curve’s brand new production of the electrifying, smash hit musical. 
 
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life, and find true love once more? 
 
A favourite on Broadway, the West End and the silver screen, Grease topped Channel 4’s poll to find the 100 Greatest Musicals of all time. Featuring a phenomenal score including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this is set to be the musical event of the year, celebrating the birth of American cool and the incredible pop explosion of the 1950s. 
 
So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and get ready to burn up the quarter mile this Christmas!
 

13 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017LA LA LAND at Phoenix

The director of Whiplash returns with La La Land, a gorgeous musical throwback to the great MGM movies and Gene Kelly starrers of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  
 
Aspiring actress Mia (Stone) meets aspiring jazz club owner Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). Thrown together in the artificial world of modern day LA, the couple try to stay together through successes and failures, pursuing their dreams in a city notorious for crushing them.  
 
Opening with a freeway set musical number (you don’t want to be late into the screen) that will make you want to stand and applaud, La La Land is by turns joyful, swooningly melancholy, playful and very funny.  
 
Expect this to be an awards season frontrunner and on everyone’s best of the year lists for 2017.
 

30 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017The Woman In Black - at Curve

Join over 7 million theatre-goers who have experienced ‘The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter‘ (Daily Telegraph) 
 
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 25 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. 
 
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. 
 
The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep…
 

1 Feb 2017Busted - Live at DMH

Following the release of their first single in over a decade - the disco-tinged 'On What You’re On' - pop trio Busted are coming to De Montfort Hall on 1st February 2017 as part of a twenty-one date tour. 
 
James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-in-cheek ode to Matt’s school teacher Miss MacKenzie, What I Go To School For. Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million records sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows.
 

16 Feb 2017Saint Joan - Stage on Screen at Phoenix

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. 
 
Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. 
 
As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. 
 
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
 
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