A musical adaptation of Roman Holiday is set to have its UK premiere as part of Curve’s 2020 season.
The musical is part of a trio of work, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and dance collaboration Samsara, that has been created by Curve for its new season.
Based on the 1953 film starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, the musical will have a book by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake and features the music of Cole Porter.
It will be directed by Nikolai Foster.
Cast and a full creative team have yet to be announced.
Anthony Almeida, who won the 2019 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, will direct Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opening in September this year.
Curve associate artist Aakash Odedra and Hu Shenyuan will collaborate on Samsara. It is co-produced by Curve and comes to the Leicester venue as part of its international tour.
Artistic director Nikolai Foster and chief executive Chris Stafford said: “Diversity and eclecticism sit at the heart of our theatre and city and we are excited to present a new slate of projects stretching across 2020.”
Season at a glance:
Roman Holiday by Kirsten Guenther and Paul Blake
Directed by Nikolai Foster
July 15 to August 1
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Anthony Almeida
September 11 to 26
Samsara by Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation
October 20 to 21