Leicester’s Curve to stage revival of Abigail’s Party

Leicester's Curve theatre
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Suba Das will direct a new production of Abigail’s Party at Leicester’s Curve theatre, as part of the company’s autumn/winter season.

Curve’s studio space will be converted into the round for the first time in its history for the revival of Mike Leigh’s comedy, which runs from October 17 to November 8, and is directed by Curve associate director Das.

Meanwhile, Curve artistic director Paul Kerryson will be joined by choreographer Drew McOnie and musical director Ben Atkinson, who last year worked with Kerryson on Chicago, for a new production of The Sound of Music to be staged at Christmas.

As previously announced, the show closes Curve’s season and also marks the end of Kerryson’s tenure as artistic director of Leicester Theatre Trust, a position he has held since 1991.

Frantic Assembly’s touring version of Othello visits Curve from October 28 to November 1, while Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Barnum opens the autumn/winter season with a run from September 5 to 13.

A double bill of dance from the Aakash Odedra Company complete the line up and run in the theatre’s studio on November 10 and 11. Murmur and Inked are created by Curve associate artist Aakash Odedra with choreographers Lewis Major and Damian Jalet, and in collaboration with Arts Electronica Futurelab.