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Edinburgh Fringe show previews at New Walk Museum

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LEICESTER-based theatre and film company, Crooked Hand Productions will be previewing their Edinburgh Fringe 2016 show in Leicester next week.

Their one-act comedy, 'Canvas No.9' will be performed twice at the German Expressionist Gallery at Leicester's New Walk Museum on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August at 7pm.

Local writer and producer, Paul Gosling said: "We're delighted to be able to mount our production at Leicester's landmark museum - and as it's a story that takes place in a gallery, the setting is perfect."

The play, which stars local actors Rob Leeson, Vicky Johnson and Nick Sheard as three rival art critics is set for a run at Edfringe 2016 the following week. Director, Carolos Dandolo added: "We're very proud of our association with Leicester and delighted to be working with the New Walk Museum on this project and of course the artist, Nemo". The show centres around the controversial artist whose work will be on display at the museum on both dates.  

Simon Lake, Art Curator at New Walk Museum said: “We’re delighted that Crooked Hand Productions have chosen New Walk Museum & Art Gallery to stage the first performances of ‘Canvas No. 9’. We feel the setting of the German Expressionist Gallery has just the right atmosphere for this new play and we’re very excited to soon be meeting the mysterious artist ‘Nemo’!”

Entrance to both shows is £3, tickets available from the New Walk Museum shop, tel: 0116 225 4920. Doors open 6.15pm for a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery is at 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA. More details at