Curve Leicester postpones Rent concert production

Curve Leicester has postponed its planned new concert production of Rent.

Jonathan Larson’s RENT: The Concert was due to run between 10 and 21 August, directed by Nikolai Foster.

Following news that social distancing will remain in place until at least 19 July, the venue has announced it will be postponing the show.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Nikolai Foster commented “Following Monday’s Government announcement on the extension of the roadmap, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Made at Curve concert production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT.

“Although it’s hoped we will be able to operate at full capacity by August, with such uncertainty we do not feel it’s in the best interests for the theatre to take the risk of committing finances and resources predicated on a date that may change.

“We realise this news will disappoint our audiences, but rest assured we will do everything we can to bring this incredible musical to Curve in the future. An email has been sent to all those who had purchased tickets for the show and full refunds will be available.”

They added: “Like all theatres, we have a long road to recovery ahead of us, and now more than ever we need audiences to continue to support Curve and book tickets for future performances. We promise your visit to Curve will be as safe as possible and we have invested in a number of measures across the building to ensure everyone visiting and working in our theatre is safe.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported our reopening, in particular our fabulous audiences, Leicester City Council, Arts Council England and the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund.

“Finally, our thoughts are with our incredible RENT company and everyone in our industry who has been affected by the latest news.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.