Curve announces new season

Leicester’s Curve theatre has announced details of its 2011/12 season, which launches with the world premiere of Desh from 13th September.

A new dance piece by choreographer Akram Khan, it follows last year’s Curve co-production Vertical Road and will later embark on a world tour.
Desh will be followed by Stella Feehily’s Bang Bang Bang, a new play that goes behind the public face of charities, journalists and non-governmental organisations. It plays the Curve from 4th October as part of a national tour.
From 14th October, Michael Buffong will direct One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a 1960 stage adaptation by Dale Wasserman of Ken Kesey’s famous novel.
The Curve will also present the 1980 Broadway musical 42nd Street from 1st December, which follows small-town girl Peggy Sawyer and her meteoric rise from chorus line girl to Broadway star.
Meanwhile, Curve artistic director, Paul Kerryson, will direct Gypsy from 13th March 2012.
Based on the 1959 Broadway musical, it will star Caroline O’Connor as Mama Rose.
The Curve’s 2011/12 season will also include productions of Richard Gregory’s Entitled (13th – 15th October) and Sam Shepard’s Buried Child (10th November – 3rd December) in the Studio.
Leicester’s Curve theatre will present Desh (13th – 17th September), Bang Bang Bang (4th – 8th October), Entitled (13th – 15th October), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (14th October – 5th November), Buried Child (10th November – 3rd December), 42nd Street (1st December – 14th January 2012) and Gypsy (13th March – 14th April 2012) as its 2011/12 season. Group rates start at 10 or more.