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First look: A Chorus Line revival at Curve Leicester

The cast of A Chorus Line - Photography by Marc Brenner

Here’s a first look inside rehearsals for the upcoming A Chorus Line revival at Curve Leicester.

Curve will bring one singular sensation to Leicester this Christmas with a brand new Made at Curve production of the iconic Broadway musical.

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A Chorus Line will run between Friday, 3 December to Friday, 31 December 2021 with a stacked cast.

Acclaimed dancer Adam Cooper as Zach while West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer will play Cassie.

The cast of A Chorus Line - Photography by Marc Brenner
The cast of A Chorus Line – Photography by Marc Brenner
The cast of A Chorus Line - Photography by Marc Brenner (2)
The cast of A Chorus Line – Photography by Marc Brenner
The cast of A Chorus Line - Photography by Marc Brenner (1)
The cast of A Chorus Line – Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Chloe Saunders, Carly Mercedes Dyer and Ronan Burns - Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Chloe Saunders, Carly Mercedes Dyer and Ronan Burns – Photography by Marc Brenner

They’re joined by Ronan Burns as Bobby Mills, Beth Hinton-Lever as Bebe Benzenheimer, Katie Lee as Kristine Ulrich and Redmand Rance as Mike Costa.

The cast is completed by Emily Barnett-Salter as Sheila Bryant, Bradley Delarosbel as Gregory Gardner, Lizzy-Rose Essin-Kelly as Diana Morales, André Fabien Francis as Richie Walters, Ainsley Hall Ricketts as Paul San Marco, Joshua Lay as Al Deluca, Kanako Nakano as Judy Turner, Hicaro Nicolai as Swing, Jamie O’Leary as Mark Anthony, Tom Partridge as Don Kerr, Rachel Jayne Picar as Connie Wong, Chloe Saunders as Val Clarke, Charlotte Scott as Maggie Winslow and Taylor Walker as Larry.

(L-R) Charlotte Scott, Katie Lee, Kanako Nakano and Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly - Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Charlotte Scott, Katie Lee, Kanako Nakano and Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly – Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Andre Fabien Francis, Redmand Rance, Ainsley Hall Ricketts and Joshua Lay - Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Andre Fabien Francis, Redmand Rance, Ainsley Hall Ricketts and Joshua Lay – Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Taylor Walker, Redmand Rance and Ronan Burns - Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Taylor Walker, Redmand Rance and Ronan Burns – Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Tom Partridge and Joshua Lay - Photography by Marc Brenner
(L-R) Tom Partridge and Joshua Lay – Photography by Marc Brenner

New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, 18 performers are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut. The audition takes an unexpected turn as the director, Zach, invites the performers to open up about their lives and what brought them into theatre.

What follows are searing stories of ambition, childhood, shattered dreams and what it means to follow your dreams onto the stage. The emotional stakes are heightened when Zach’s ex-lover Cassie, fresh from an attempt to make it in Hollywood, wants to audition for the chorus line.

The legendary show is being directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster with choreography by Ellen Kane.

Beth Hinton-Lever and the cast of A Chorus Line - Photography by Marc Brenner
Beth Hinton-Lever and the cast of A Chorus Line – Photography by Marc Brenner
Ronan Burns - Photography by Marc Brenner
Ronan Burns – Photography by Marc Brenner
Hicaro Nicolai - Photography by Marc Brenner
Hicaro Nicolai – Photography by Marc Brenner
Carly Mercedes Dyer and Adam Cooper - Photography by Marc Brenner
Carly Mercedes Dyer and Adam Cooper – Photography by Marc Brenner
Choreographer Ellen Kane - Photography by Marc Brenner
Choreographer Ellen Kane – Photography by Marc Brenner
Director Nikolai Foster - Photography by Marc Brenner
Director Nikolai Foster – Photography by Marc Brenner

The production features set designed by Grace Smart, musical supervision from David Shrubsole, costume design by Edd Lindley, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical direction by Tamara Saringer. The show is cast by Curve Associate Kay Magson CDG.

Tickets for A Chorus Line at Curve are on sale now from www.curveonline.co.uk

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