Kander & Ebb’s Curtains starring Jason Manford is set for a Christmas West End run

03 Nov
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Richard Davenport

Fans of Kander and Ebb shows will be excited to hear that the current touring production of the award-winning musical CURTAINS, starring Jason Manford, will have a West End run at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020.

The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Curtains will premiere in London at Wyndham’s Theatre, playing 38 performances, filling in a slot created by the early closure of Ealing screen-to-stage comedy The Man in the White Suit.

Curtains is currently on tour across the UK and stars comedian, actor and singer Jason Manford as Detective Lt. Frank Cioffi. He’s joined by Carley Stenson as Georgia Hendricks, Rebecca Lock as Carmen Bernstein, Samuel Holmes as Christopher Belling, Leah Barbara West as Niki Harris, Alan Burkitt as Bobby Pepper and Andy Coxon as Aaron Fox.

The producers said:

“We are incredibly proud of our show and delighted to be bringing it to the West End. The whole team have worked so hard to get the show to where it is today and we are thrilled we can show London audiences our wonderful production.”

This will mark the West End premiere of Kander and Ebb’s musical Curtains, which first premiered on Broadway in 2007 and ran until June 2008. The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards, David Hyde Pierce took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical for the role now played by Jason Manford in the UK.

The UK cast is completed by Emma Caffrey as Bambi Bernet, Adam Rhys-Charles as Daryl Grady, Martin Callaghan as Oscar Shapiro, Minal Patel as Johnny Harmon and Mark Sangster as Sidney Bernstein. Joining them in the ensemble are J.R. Ballantyne, Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Robin Kent, Thomas-Lee Kid, Ben Mundy, Gleanne Purcell Brown, Samuel John-Humphreys and Nia Jermin.

The music for Curtains is 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 Kander and Holmes.

The production is directed by Paul Foster and choreographed by Alistair David with musical supervision and arrangements by Sarah Travis. After its London run, the show will continue on tour and will open on 14 January 2020 at New Wimbledon Theatre.

CURTAINS runs from 13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020 at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA, with evening performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm, Sundays at 3pm. Tickets from £17.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!