It’s Curtains for Jason Manford who stars in UK Tour of Kander & Ebb’s award-winning comedy musical

Jason Manford turns hapless detective in the award-winning comedy musical Curtains which is set to tour the UK later this year.

From the pens of the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, Curtains 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 while giving the show a lifeline.

Manford plays Detective Frank Cioffi. Stand-up comedian, writer, actor, radio and television presenter Jason’s theatre credits including playing Caractacus Potts in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Leo Bloom in the UK Tour of The Producers.

His London theatrical credits include Sweeney Todd and Guys and Dolls.

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

2019 Tour Dates

October 4 – 6, Churchill Theatre Bromley
October 8 – 12, Manchester Palace Theatre
October 14 – 19, Cardiff New Theatre
October 28 – November 2, Sheffield Lyceum
November 5 – 9, The Alexandra, Birmingham
November 11 – 16, Darlington Hippodrome
November 25 – 30, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
December 3 – 7, Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent

2020 Tour Dates

January 14 – 18, New Wimbledon Theatre
January 21 – 25, Sunderland Empire
January 28 – February 1, Liverpool Empire
February 25 – 29, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
March 10 – 14, King’s Theatre Glasgow
March 16 – 21, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
March 31 – April 4, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

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