In a press statement, Foster commented, "I am proud to present this new season of work at Curve, my first as Artistic Director. Drama, dance and music all feature prominently, an eclectic slate of work which supports our commitment to developing new and diverse audiences for the future. I am looking forward to directing one of the greatest plays ever written and know Charlie Brooks and Stewart Clarke will bring something original and contemporary to Williams' masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire."
Other previously announced productions include new in-house productions of Oliver! and a return for Hairspray, previously produced there, prior to a national tour, both of which are directed by former artistic director Paul Kerryson. There will also be visiting productions including the launch of a new U.K. tour of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production of Mary Poppins, Much Ado About Nothing from Shakespeare's Globe and Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty.
A Streetcar Named Desire will begin performances Oct. 16 prior to an official opening Oct. 20, for a run through Nov. 8. The production will feature Charlie Brooks as Blanche (recently seen in Curve's production of Beautiful Thing, who is best known for her long-running role in "EastEnders") and Stewart Clarke (whose recent stage credits include Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the U.K. tour of Ghost) as Stanley. The Witches, presented in David Wood's adaptation in the Curve studio, will be co-produced by Rose Theatre, Kingston, and will begin performances Dec. 9 prior to an official opening Dec. 16, for a run through Jan. 10, 2016. Prior to Leicester, it will play in Hong Kong, and following Leicester, it will tour to Southampton, Truo, Swindon, Newbury, Manchester and Kingston.
Breakfast at Tiffany's will begin performances March 3 for a run through March 12. Based on the novel by Truman Capote, Greenberg's version of the story was seen on Broadway in 2013.
For further details on all productions and to book tickets, visit www.curveonline.co.uk.