Another lockdown must-watch for musical theatre fans takes place on Tuesday 14 April 2020. And the producers of CURTAINS are inviting fans to get involved too with their own #ShowPeople videos. Get filming!
The UK producers of Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical CURTAINS are delighted to announce a live stream on Tuesday 14 April at 7.15pm with all profits going to Funds For Freelancers.
In response to the current situation, Paul Taylor-Mills (Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre), Helen Clarkson, Sasha Regan and Sita McIntosh have created a crowdfunding campaign through The Turbine Theatre to help those in the theatre industry on zero-hour contracts. The producers of CURTAINS are working alongside them to help raise monies with a live online stream of their critically acclaimed production.
The UK tour of CURTAINS opened in Bromley on 4 October 2019 and visited cities across the UK before a limited run in London’s West End at Wyndham’s Theatre over Christmas.
The producers of the musical said:
“We are very proud of our show, the cast, crew and everybody involved in the production, and we are delighted to be able to share it with audiences who were unable to see it, particularly ticket holders in Leicester, High Wycombe, Wolverhampton and Southampton. We hope this filmed performance can help raise monies for Paul’s brilliant initiative and help those that are in urgent need whilst providing entertainment to families across the globe at these unprecedented times."
From 7.15pm on Tuesday, producers will stream inspiring video messages and they are calling for all theatre fans to get involved. If you would like your video message to be included, please film a message saying why you love theatre and what first gave you the theatre bug and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org using the hashtag #SHOWPEOPLE.
The online stream of the show will start at 7.30pm and costs £7.50. All profits will go to Fund For Freelancers. For tickets and more information, go to Curtainslive.com.
A quick (more recent) theatre #ThrowbackThursday of my own: here's @JasonManford discussing his role in @MusicalCurtains, from the #WestEnd premiere of Kander & Ebb's comedy this past Dec.— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) April 9, 2020
If you missed the show in town or on its #coronavirus curtailed tour, good news... #ST #SF pic.twitter.com/GwgtmbD7u8