Curtains

Wyndham's Theatre, London

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Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks) lead a spectacular cast in the West End premiere of Kander & Ebb’s musical comedy Curtains

From creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!

A hilarious whodunnit, Curtains will have you laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.

Curtains is booking from 13 December 2019 until 13 January 2020 at they Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

It is murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

WHO’S IN IT? CURTAINS CAST

The cast is lead by Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks).

Completing the cast are: Andy Coxon, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes, Leah Barbara West, Alan Burkitt, Martin Callaghan, Emma Caffrey, Nia Jermin, Adam Rhys-Charles, Mark Sangster, Minal Patel, Kate Ivory Jordan, Charlie Johnson, Gleanne Purcell-Brown, Thomas-Lee Kidd, Samuel John-Humphreys and J.R. Ballentyne.

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Paul Foster, with choreography by Alistair David, set design by David Woodhead and costume design by Gabriella Slade.

Curtains has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”), book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.

REVIEWS

★★★★ “Curtains is a dazzling curiosity for musical theatre completists and smart, warm-hearted entertainment for all.” Guardian

 


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 11 January 2020

Venue Information

Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176
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Kander & Ebb’s ‘Curtains’ to open in West End, starring Jason Manford
Kander and Ebb musical comedy 'Curtains' will open at the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited West End run this Christmas. Jason Manford and Carly Stenson (Hollyoaks, Shrek: The Musical, Legally Blonde) will star in the hilarious Tony award winning show which is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots. Manford will play ‘Frank Cioffi’, a local police detective brought in to investigate the on-stage murder of Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Broadway-bound musical who is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The unexpected West End run, which results in 'Curtains' West End premiere, is the result of The Man In The White Suit closing early due to poor ticket sales. Manford was most recently on stage playing ‘Nathan Detroit’ in “Guys and Dolls” at the Royal Albert Hall. His other theatre credits include playing ‘Pirelli’ in “Sweeney Todd” at The Adelphi Theatre, ‘Caractacus Potts’ in the UK Tour of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and ‘Leo Bloom’ in the UK Tour of “The Producers”. The production will be directed by Paul Foster (“Kiss Me Kate” and “Annie Get Your Gun” for Sheffield Crucible), with choreography by Alistair David (“Ghost” West End), set design by David Woodhead and costume design by Gabriella Slade. Curtains has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”), book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes. Curtains is booking from 13 December 2019 until 13 January 2020 at they Wyndham's Theatre, London. Curtains tickets are now available to book
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Jason Manford to star in Tony winning musical ‘Curtains’
Comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand-new tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Curtains, which opens at the Churchill Theatre Bromley in October. The comedian turned musical theatre star will play ‘Frank Cioffi’, a local police detective brought in to investigate the on-stage murder of Jessica Cranshaw. The musical comedy is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Broadway-bound musical Robin Hood is murdered during her opening night curtain call. Manford was most recently on stage playing ‘Nathan Detroit’ in “Guys and Dolls” at the Royal Albert Hall. His other theatre credits include playing ‘Pirelli’ in “Sweeney Todd” at The Adelphi Theatre, ‘Caractacus Potts’ in the UK Tour of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and ‘Leo Bloom’ in the UK Tour of “The Producers”. The production will be directed by Paul Foster (“Kiss Me Kate” and “Annie Get Your Gun” for Sheffield Crucible), with choreography by Alistair David (“Ghost” West End), Set Design by David Woodhead and Costume Design by Gabriella Slade. Curtains has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”), book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone with additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes. The 2007 Broadway production won three Tony Awards including Best Leading Actor in a Musical for David Hyde Pierce, Outstanding Featured Actress for Debra Monk and Outstanding Book of a Musical for Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone. Publicity images of Jason Manford for Curtains [ngg src="galleries" ids="580" display="basic_imagebrowser"]  Full casting for the production to be announced. The new touring production will open at the Churchill Theatre Bromley, where it runs from 4 October to 6 October, before visiting Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham, Darlington, Dartford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wimbledon, Sunderland, Liverpool, Northampton, Glasgow, Leicester and Wolverhampton. UPDATE: Curtains will transfer to London's Wyndham's Theatre for a limited run this Christmas. Curtains Tickets are available to book from 13 December 2019 until 13 January 2020 at they Wyndham's Theatre, London.

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