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Curve’s Hairspray to tour as part of new season

The Curve production of Hairspray, which ran earlier this year, and will return in 2015. Photo: Pamela Raith
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Paul Kerryson, outgoing artistic director of Leicester’s Curve, will return to the venue next year to remount his production of Hairspray for a UK tour.

The show was announced today as part of Curve’s programme for February to September, which also includes the European premiere of Shiv by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Suba Das, and Richard III directed by Nikolai Foster, who takes up the role of Curve artistic director next year.

Kerryson leaves the venue at the end of 2014 but will return to direct Hairspray, running from September 9 to 19, before a UK tour. The musical previously ran at the venue earlier this year.

It will have choreography by Drew McOnie and the tour begins on September 21, 2015, at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. It then runs until May 2016, playing at venues including the New Theatre in Oxford and the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

The season also included the previously announced The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical, which runs from March 7 to April 4, and Our Country’s Good, directed by Foster, which runs from April 16 to 18.

The theatre’s Inside Out festival will include Shiv, directed by Das, which runs from April 22 to 25. Das has recently directed Abigail’s Party for the theatre.

Other productions include Calamity Jane, the Watermill Theatre production, which runs from June 30 to July 4, and Beautiful Thing, directed by Foster.

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