Curtains musical in the West End – Jason Manford, Carley Stenson and more celebrate opening night

The Kander and Ebb show comes to the West End for the first time

Rebecca Lock (Carmen), Jason Manford (Cioffi) and Carley Stenson (Georgia Hendriks)
Rebecca Lock (Carmen), Jason Manford (Cioffi) and Carley Stenson (Georgia Hendriks)
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Kander and Ebb musical Curtains has officially opened in the West End.

Jason Manford plays lead detective Frank Cioffi in the whodunnit showbusiness piece, which follows what happens after a murder occurs during a production of a show destined for Broadway.

The musical – with a book by Rupert Holmes – also includes Andy Coxon as Aaron Fox, Carley Stenson as Georgia Hendriks, Rebecca Lock as Carmen, Samuel Holmes as Christopher Belling, Leah West as Niki Harris, Alan Burkitt as Bobby, Emma Caffrey as Bambi, Adam Rhys-Charles as Daryl Grady, Martin Callaghan as Oscar Shapiro, Minal Patel as Johnny Harmon and Mark Sangster as Sidney. The ensemble is made up of Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, J R Ballantyne, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.

The show has an original book and concept by Peter Stone and is directed by Paul Foster, with choreography from Alistair David, musical supervision from Sarah Travis, set from David Woodhead, costume from Gabriella Slade, lighting from Tim Mitchell and sound from Tom Marshall.

It runs until 11 January.