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New UK production of Grease leads Curve's next season

The T-Birds and Pink Ladies will be in town this Christmas

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Leicester Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster has announced his next season at the venue with a new UK production of Grease topping the bill as this year's Christmas offering.

Following on from successful festive productions of Oliver! and The Sound of Music, Foster will direct the smash hit musical from 26 November – 14 January.

At the same time a production of Roald Dahl's The Twits adapted by David Wood will play in the Studio from 10 December – 15 January before touring to Hong Kong and returning to the UK to play the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Foster will also direct a contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The co-production will run at the Birmingham Rep from 9 – 24 September and at the Curve from 6 – 29 October. This will be followed by the return of the Akram Khan Dance Company with Until the Lions – a revisiting of one story of the epic Mahabharata – from 3 – 5 November.

Legally Blonde continues to play at the venue until 14 May with Lucie Jones in the lead role, you can read our review here.

Talking about the new season, Foster said: "With the mighty Foxes at the top of the league and local lad Mark Selby also a world champion, there's an incredible energy and confidence building in our city; it couldn't be a better time to be in Leicester and making theatre for our incredible communities."