2nd April 2018
Want to know where to go for pre-theatre drinks in Leicester?
Leicester theatre has grown into a thriving scene and it is one of the most attractive reasons to visit the city. In 2018, we have a number of fantastic productions to look forward to. Manhattan34 is the perfect place to enjoy pre-theatre drinks, or a nightcap before you head home, as we offer 10% off for all guests with a ticket for any of our local theatres for that day. We are also pleased to welcome cast & crew members from productions who will also receive a discount.
An Officer and A Gentleman – the Musical opens at the Curve Theatre on 6th April. The feelgood soundtrack features a number of hits from the original Richard Gere movie. With the seasoned hand of Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster at the helm, it promises to be the show of the Spring. Also coming up in May is a Curve and De Montfort University co-production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This gripping drama examines political themes that are still relevant today through the lens of the hysteria of the Salem witch trials. Originally intended as a statement on 1950s McCarthyism, themes of the truth being weaponised for political and emotional gain still looms large at a time of media paranoia and fake news.
The latest incarnation of the Circus of Horrors – Voodoo – will take the newly refurbished Haymarket Theatre by storm on Monday 16th April. Originally performed as part of the Glastonbury Festival in 1995, the Circus of Horrors has now toured all over the world, with it’s unique brand of fantastic and bizarre circus acts being well received by audiences around the globe.
Meanwhile at The Y Theatre, our pick is Club Cairo, coming on Friday 27th April. This is a celebration of music, dance and theatre from the Middle East. ‘The Serpent Slayer’ is an original story combining the realities of modern life in the Middle East with the magic of an Arabian fairy tale. The performers work alongside multimedia projections to craft a mesmerising tale, followed by live musicians performing and the captivating rhythms of a troupe of belly dancers.