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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Leicester, featuring the best of things to do in Leicester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Leicester fundraisers and charity events.


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July 2022

CYCC Musical Theatre Summer Showcase

1 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:20 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10

CYCC Musical Theatre burst to the stage with a variety of some of the greatest musical theatre solos, duets and trios that have graced the West End and Broadway. Join us in celebrating the incredible talent of Curve’s young company as we take you on a journey of creativity, emotions and music, showcasing the numbers they have been working on over the past 4 months. Songs include comic numbers like Where’s My Shoe? from She Loves Me, I want it…

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Moving Together Summer Showcase 2022

3 July @ 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£12

Moving Together Creative Dance Company are excited to present their summer showcase 2022 celebration, which displays practical work produced by dedicated young people from Moving Together’s partner schools and colleges, their Senior Dance Company and De Montfort University Arts Award groups. There will also be an exhibition of live, film and theory work presented in the foyer stage space. Moving Together offers opportunities for children and young people aged 5-18 across the East Midlands to achieve their Arts Award qualification in dance…

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Billy Elliot The Musical

7 July @ 7:30 pm - 14 August @ 3:50 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£56

Through the night, under darkness. Will come a day, when we will fly. For the first time in the UK, the award-winning, world-renowned Billy Elliot the Musical gets a new look in this Made at Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Lucy Hind. It’s the mid 80s. Thatcher is at her most powerful. Men mine and boys box. Until, in a small town in County Durham, a young boy falls in love with ballet. Set amidst the increasingly bitter 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot the Musical is…

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Alice In Wonderland

9 July @ 11:00 am - 3:10 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£18

A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story. What if a stranger entered your world and caused nothing but chaos? In a land where madness is gently balanced, visitors should tread carefully. A lesson Alice must learn… A beautiful new production that views Carroll’s classic story from a different angle. Immerse yourself in the world of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. The production features puppetry designs by Matthew Forbes, Associate Puppetry Director, of the National Theatre’s award-winning production War…

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August 2022

Errol’s Garden

6 August @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£8

“I wish I could have a garden of my own, but all I see out there is concrete and pavement and more concrete…” Errol loves plants so much that he has them growing out of every pot, pan and teacup he can find in his small flat, to the dismay of his family. He knows that plants need water, sunlight and space. They need a garden. Errol and his sister Tia search through their block of flats for the perfect…

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Chess The Musical

10 August @ 7:00 pm - 13 August @ 8:30 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£32

At the height of the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess masters, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional and political triangle. Includes the international hit singles I Know Him So Well and One Night In Bangkok. Other well-known…

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September 2022

Othello

19 September @ 7:45 pm - 1 October @ 9:15 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£24

Frantic Assembly presents its award-winning and electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder. Othello’s passionate affair with Desdemona becomes the catalyst for jealousy, betrayal, revenge and the darkest intents. Frantic Assembly takes Shakespeare’s muscular and beautiful text, combines its own bruising physicality, and presents an Othello firmly rooted in a volatile 21st century. This is a world of broken glass and broken promises, of poisonous manipulation and explosive violence. As relevant today as it ever was, Othello…

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October 2022

Unbelievable Science

8 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£16

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science! On TV…

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Sister Act

17 October @ 7:30 pm - 29 October @ 9:50 pm BST
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£45

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand-new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act direct from London. All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including TV and West End legend Lesley Joseph, West End sensation and Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress star Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run! Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to…

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November 2022

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

1 November @ 7:30 pm - 5 November @ 10:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£45.50

Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways. Starring the icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe-Award winner,…

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