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Curtains archiveCurtains 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.

Cast/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)

Creatives/Company

Book by: Rupert Holmes
Music(s): John Kander, Sarah Travis (musical supervision and arrangements)
Lyrics(s): Fred Ebb, John Kander (additional lyrics), Rupert Holmes (additional lyrics)
Producer(s): Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery (for DLAP Entertainment)
Director(s): Paul Foster, Jim Arnold (casting director)
Choreographer: Alistair David
Design: David Woodhead
Costume: Gabriella Slade
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Sound: Tom Marshall

Curtains

Curtains (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01401895727. Details of all Curtains archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1474626065

Archive Listings

31 Mar 20
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4 Apr 20
Grand Theatre
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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16 Mar 20
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21 Mar 20
Haymarket Theatre
Leicester, Leicestershire
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10 Mar 20
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14 Mar 20
King's Theatre
Glasgow
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3 Mar 20
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7 Mar 20
Winter Gardens and Opera House Theatre
Blackpool, Lancashire
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24 Feb 20
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29 Feb 20
Royal & Derngate
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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28 Jan 20
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1 Feb 20
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool, Merseyside
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21 Jan 20
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25 Jan 20
Empire Theatre
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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14 Jan 20
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18 Jan 20
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London, Greater London
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13 Dec 19
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11 Jan 20
Wyndham's Theatre
West End, Greater London
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3 Dec 19
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7 Dec 19
Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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25 Nov 19
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30 Nov 19
The Orchard
Dartford, Kent
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19 Nov 19
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23 Nov 19
Grand Opera House
Belfast
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12 Nov 19
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16 Nov 19
Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre)
Darlington, County Durham
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5 Nov 19
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9 Nov 19
Alexandra Theatre
Birmingham, West Midlands
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29 Oct 19
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2 Nov 19
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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14 Oct 19
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19 Oct 19
New Theatre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
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8 Oct 19
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12 Oct 19
Palace Theatre
Manchester, Greater Manchester
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4 Oct 19
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6 Oct 19
Churchill Theatre
Bromley, Kent
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Reviews

Reviews


User Review: 26Feb20: Most enjoyable show. Catchy songs, great choreography and funny. Will go to see it again.
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User Reviews

Sue Dartnell (26Feb20): Most enjoyable show. Catchy songs, great choreography and funny. Will go to see it again.
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