De Montfort University and Curve Theatre have a cultural partnership which gives you the opportunity to be involved in professional practice in a variety of ways and in a variety of roles.
The annual collaborative production allows Drama Studies students from across all years of the programme to participate in professional productions, working with in-house directors, lighting designers and producers, that results in a week of public performances. Recent productions include:
Review of Mother Clap's Molly House
'This production is a result of the very strong links that have been forged between Leicester's Curve and De Montfort University which allows drama students to experience their learned craft in a professional theatre before a paying audience. An obviously very talented cast of actors, singers and dancers bring this tale to life on the Studio's brilliantly designed set. Special mention has to go to Victoria Tye, mature beyond her years, Alan Foster, a fine comic actor in the making, and Adam Gough. Although it is unfair to pick out any of the cast as they all performed beyond expectations.' - Paul Towers, Western Park Gazette
You will be able to take part in internships in a variety of roles, and get involved with the theatre’s Young Company and Community Productions. Recently students have been cast in leading and supporting roles in an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (2009), Oliver! (2012), Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Dreaming and Sweeney Todd (2013).
A programme of internships is also offered by Curve. Students are assigned to particular productions and work with the director and the production team in a range of activities, including workshop facilitation. In addition to developing skills, these internships give you enviable access to professional working environments. Some of our students are successful in gaining part-time employment at the theatre during their studies, and have gone on to full time employment with Curve.
We also host circuit, an annual performance platform for professional artists in the East Midlands, which showcases new contemporary performance and Live Art, and brings together practitioners, programmers and audiences to provide the opportunity to see new performance and to network with established and newly emerging artists in the region and beyond.