Leicester

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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

28 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017Walk Like A Man

Walk Like A Man takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. 
 
Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many more. 
 
With a repertoire which needs no introduction, Walk Like A Man combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!
 

3 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Curve

50 years since the death of celebrated Leicester playwright Joe Orton, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster brings What the Butler Saw to the stage in a Made At Curve production of Orton’s final play, completed just a month before his untimely death. 
 
Dr Prentice (Rufus Hound – One Man, Two Guvnors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a psychiatric doctor in a private clinic, is attempting to interview – and seduce – would-be secretary Geraldine (Dakota Blue Richards – Curve’s A Streetcar Named Desire, The Golden Compass). Unwittingly surprised by his wife (Catherine Russell – Holby City, Curve’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs Prentice is seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett (Jack Holden – RSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oppenheimer and The Shoemaker’s Holiday), and promises him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives (Jasper Britton – The Libertine, RSC’s Richard II), closely followed by Sergeant Match (Ravi Aujla) who is in search of missing parts of Winston Churchill, chaos, cross-dressing and mistaken identity lead the charge. 
 
What the Butler Saw is a contemporary classic riotous comedy, where every word becomes a lie and madness soon becomes the norm. 
 
Please note: this play contains naughty bits and language some people may find offensive.
 

6 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017The Full Monty at De Montfort Hall

The classic film about six out of work steel workers with nothing to lose took the world by storm!  
 
Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production stars Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain, Anthony Lewis, Kai Owen and a cast of fourteen and is directed by Jack Ryder. Not only has the play been getting standing ovations every night, but it also won the prestigious UK Theatre Award for best touring production. 
 
Featuring great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should...drop absolutely everything and book today! 
 
“Chuffing brilliant.” Daily Mail 
 
“Chuffing champion.” Mail on Sunday 
 
“Terrific.” The Sunday Times 
 
“Uproariously entertaining – every inch a whopping hit.” Daily Telegraph
 
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