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