Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

Curtains is a spoof murder mystery set in Boston, Massachusetts, during the late 1950s. The helter-skelter plot follows the story of an ill-fated theatre company whose inordinately untalented leading lady is murdered during the curtain call at the opening night of the production of a new musical Robbin’ Hood of the Old West. A police detective, who happens to be a musical theatre fanatic, arrives to take charge - can Lieutenant Cioffi solve the case, save the show, win the girl and also escape with his life. Curtains was the last musical written by Kander and Ebb. Their skilful and tuneful score includes the beautiful and moving "I Miss the Music", sung by a lonely composer when his writing partner has left him, which is made even more poignant by the fact that Fred Ebb died during the final stages of production, leaving John Kander to complete the project alone.

Performers Jason Manford (Cioffi), Ore Oduba (Aaron Fox), Carley Stenson (Georgia Hendriks), Rebecca Lock (Carmen), Samuel Holmes (Christopher Belling), Leah West (Niki Harris), Alan Burkett (Bobby), Emma Caffrey (Bambi), Adam Rhys-Charles (Daryl Grady), Martin Callaghan (Oscar Shapiro), Minal Patel (Johnny Harmon), Mark Sangster (Sidney), Kathryn Barnes (ensemble), Pamela Blair (ensemble), Charlie Johnson (ensemble), Kate Ivory Jordan (ensemble), Robin Kent (ensemble), Thomas Lee-Kid (ensemble), Ben Mundy (ensemble), JR Ballantyne (ensemble), Gleanne Purcell-Brown (ensemble), Samuel John-Humphreys (ensemble).
Book by Rupert Holmes. Music John Kander. Lyrics Fred Ebb. Lyrics John Kander (additional lyrics). Lyrics Rupert Holmes (additional lyrics). Producer Dan Looney. Producer Adam Paulden. Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery (for DLAP Entertainment). Director Paul Foster. Choreographer Alistair David. Music Sarah Travis (musical supervision and arrangements). Design David Woodhead. Costume Gabriella Slade. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Tom Marshall. Director Jim Arnold (casting director).

Tour details for Curtains 2019

Between 19th November 2019 and 11th April 2020 this tour will visit 13 venues in Belfast, Dartford, Stoke-on-Trent, West End, Outer London, Sunderland, Liverpool, Northampton, Blackpool, Glasgow, Leicester, Wolverhampton and Southampton. Current and future dates only. This production has already been seen in 6 venues since 4th October 2019.

Dates for Curtains (Musical) tour

Tue, 19th November 2019 to Sat, 23rd November 2019
  Grand Opera House, Belfast»

Mon, 25th November 2019 to Sat, 30th November 2019
  The Orchard, Dartford» {1}

Tue, 3rd December 2019 to Sat, 7th December 2019
  Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent» {1}

Fri, 13th December 2019 to Sat, 11th January 2020
  Wyndham's Theatre, West End» {6} offers available

Tue, 14th January 2020 to Sat, 18th January 2020
  New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London» {1}

Tue, 21st January 2020 to Sat, 25th January 2020
  Empire Theatre, Sunderland» {1}

Tue, 28th January 2020 to Sat, 1st February 2020
  Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool» {1}

Mon, 24th February 2020 to Sat, 29th February 2020
  Royal & Derngate, Northampton» {1}

Tue, 3rd March 2020 to Sat, 7th March 2020
  Winter Gardens and Opera House Theatre, Blackpool»

Tue, 10th March 2020 to Sat, 14th March 2020
  King's Theatre, Glasgow» {2}

Mon, 16th March 2020 to Sat, 21st March 2020
  Haymarket Theatre, Leicester» {1}

Tue, 31st March 2020 to Sat, 4th April 2020
  Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton» {1}

Tue, 7th April 2020 to Sat, 11th April 2020
  Mayflower Theatre, Southampton»
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