Jason Manford to lead UK tour of Kander and Ebb Musical ‘Curtains’

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment have today announced that Jason Manford will star as Detective Frank Cioffi in a brand new tour of Kander and Ebb‘s Tony Award winning musical whodunnit, Curtains, directed by Paul Foster and choreographed by Alistair David.

Curtains will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 4 October 2019 and tour to Manchester Palace TheatreCardiff New TheatreSheffield LyceumThe Alexandra, BirminghamDarlington HippodromeDartford Orchard TheatreStoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre; New Wimbledon Theatre; Sunderland Empire; Liverpool Empire; Northampton Royal & Derngate; Glasgow King’s Theatre; and Leicester Haymarket Theatre, before completing its run at the Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre from 31 March to 4 April 2020.


Photo by Seamus Ryan


From the Tony Award-winning creators of ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Chicago’, this production tells the story of Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, who has been murdered on stage on opening night!

The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.


Photo by Seamus Ryan


Curtains will also feature Musical Supervision & Arrangements by Sarah Travis, Set Design by David Woodhead, Costume Design by Gabriella Slade, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design is by Tom Marshall and Casting by Jim Arnold CDG.

Curtains has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Rupert Holmes, original book and concept by Peter Stone, and additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.

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