Reviews from Paul's pen

Reviews from Paul's pen


Autumn 2018 in Leicester's Theatres

Autumn Line-up in Leicester Theatres

Leicester’s award winning theatre has a myriad of shows on between now and Christmas. Curve Youth Theatre’s latest production is Fiddler on The Roof (10-19 August). Another original Curve production is Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual (26 Sept – 6 Oct). As usual there are a brace of shows for the Christmas period. This year is Made at Curve’s White Christmas (6 Dec – 13 Jan) and also Made at Curve’s Dr Seuss’s The Cat in The Hat (8 Dec – 12 Jan). Coming up we are also blessed with being the first stop on the national tour of Les Miserables (3-24 Nov) and a stopoff for Cilla, the Musical (9-13 Oct). Inbetween there are loads of one nighters and several touring shows.
Full details of all shows can be found at

Upstairs at The Western
Upstairs’s autumn season is proving to be another packed schedule of  old favourites and new productions. Monthly treats are once again Film Noir (taking over from the popular Silent Cinema nights), Uncle Armando, Find The Right Words, Drag Queen Bingo, Choir Night and the ever popular Comedy Workshop. Levered in the gaps between the regular nights are a wide variety of poetry, plays and  standup comedy.
Full details can be found at

The Little Theatre
Again this wonderful home to Leicester amateur theatre has a full programme of visiting and home grown shows for the autumn. Among the delights in store are Blithe Spirit, Cats, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot and the LDS annual pantomime, this year Mother Goose.

Haymarket Theatre
Since reopening earlier this year this hidden gem has contented itself with a wide variety of corporate events and one-nighters. But this autumn they are expanding their appeal and staging a couple of shows that run. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the annual offering from LAOS (11-15th Sept) and Treasure Island adapted by Sandi & Jennifer Toksvig (13 Dec – 6 Jan), the Haymarket’s first home grown production
Full details at