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).
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 4th October 2019 and 4th April 2020 this tour will visit 16 venues in Bromley, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham, Darlington, Belfast, Dartford, Stoke-on-Trent, Outer London, Sunderland, Liverpool, Northampton, Glasgow, Leicester and Wolverhampton. Current and future dates only.

Dates for Curtains (Musical) tour

Fri, 4th October 2019 to Sun, 6th October 2019
  Churchill Theatre, Bromley» {1}

Tue, 8th October 2019 to Sat, 12th October 2019
  Palace Theatre, Manchester» {1}

Mon, 14th October 2019 to Sat, 19th October 2019
  New Theatre, Cardiff» {1}

Tue, 29th October 2019 to Sat, 2nd November 2019
  Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield»

Tue, 5th November 2019 to Sat, 9th November 2019
  Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham» {1}

Tue, 12th November 2019 to Sat, 16th November 2019
  Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington» {1}

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}

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, 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}
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