Leicester Curve Theatre announces two new trustees to board

Shobna Gulati

Actors Jasper Britton and Shobna Gulati are to join Leicester Curve Theatre’s Board of Trustees.

Jasper and Shobna were appointed to the Board of the Leicester Theatre Trust, the body that governs Curve, at the Annual General Meeting today (7th November).

Leicester Theatre Trust hair, Ian Squires, says: “I’m delighted that both Jasper and Shobna have accepted the invitation to join our Board. As one of the UK’s leading producing theatres, it’s vital that we have the voices of leading artists at the highest level of the organisation.

“In Jasper and Shobna, we have two highly acclaimed and richly experienced actors who are both great advocates for Curve and are wholly committed to its continuing success. They’re going to be a great asset to the theatre.”

Gulati, who is known for playing Anita in Victoria Woods’ dinnerladies TV series and for her long-standing role as Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, delighted audiences as Miss Lynch in last year’s Made at Curve production of Grease.

Britton’s connection to theatre in Leicester dates back to 1978 when his father, actor Tony Britton, starred in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of My Fair Lady at the Haymarket Theatre. Britton himself has also enjoyed a critically acclaimed stage career including leading roles at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, and a key role in the foundation of the National Youth Music Theatre. This year, he took the role of Dr Rance in Curve’s production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw and he will soon play the title role in the theatre’s upcoming Christmas musical Scrooge.