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November 2017

Driving Miss Daisy

November 20th - November 25th

  By Alfred Uhry Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Starring Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths When elderly widow Daisy Werthan crashes her car one day in 1948, her son hires her a chauffeur, an African-American named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but as times change across a 25 year backdrop of prejudice, inequality and civil unrest, a profound and life-altering friendship blossoms in this acclaimed comedy drama. From its landmark off-Broadway production…

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December 2017

An Evening with Nigel Kennedy

December 6th - December 7th

  An Evening with Nigel Kennedy Bach - Kennedy - Gershwin Nigel Kennedy, the multi-million selling virtuoso violinist, has announced two very special December dates in Malvern – a town he knows very well. Having lived here for a long period of his life, Kennedy returns with two shows at the Festival Theatre. These shows are the UK premieres of his brand new project in which he reinterprets the work of George Gershwin. Kennedy will also perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach as well…

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Dear Santa

December 8th - December 10th

  From the author of the well-loved children's book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. All the ingredients of Rod Campbell's ingeniously simple and charming style are brought to life on stage, plus a whole lot more… with music, laughter…

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January 2018


24th January 2018 - 27th January 2018

  Kidnap can be a murderous game A world stage premiere from the pen of one of the world's greatest thriller writers. Starring PAUL OPACIC, RICHARD WALSH, KAREN DRURY, DEAN SMITH, FLORENCE CADY, RACHAEL HART, EVA SAYER, MATTHEW WELLMAN, JOG MAHER and JOE EYRE. When Sandor snatched little Joe from the path of a London tube train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. “I saved your life”, he told the homeless youngster, “so your life…

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February 2018

Great Expectations

8th February 2018 - 10th February 2018

  Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens Adapted by Ken Bentley With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham Director                 Sophie Boyce Couzens Designer                James Turner The team who delighted audiences here with Travels with my Aunt in 2015 and Our Man in Havana this summer are back with Dickens’s timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected…

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Great Expectations

15th February 2018 - 17th February 2018

  Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens Adapted by Ken Bentley With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham Director                 Sophie Boyce Couzens Designer                James Turner The team who delighted audiences here with Travels with my Aunt in 2015 and Our Man in Havana this summer are back with Dickens’s timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected…

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  Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’ Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs…

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

27th February 2018 - 3rd March 2018

  A Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE STARRING PHIL DANIELS A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars PHIL DANIELS as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality… the fiendish Mr Hyde. As this sinister figure starts causing terror and havoc in…

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March 2018

  In 1958, Buddy Holly and The Crickets played 25 venues across England back to back from 1st to 25th March. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Buddy’s only ever visit to our shores, the UK’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers presents a very special show backed by the English Rock and Roll Orchestra. So don’t miss out on the concert of a decade. Make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that…

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The Jungle Book

13th March 2018 - 17th March 2018

  A Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production of THE JUNGLE BOOK By Jessica Swale Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling Directed by Max Webster   An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book, comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Goodnight Mister Tom and Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild. Loved as a wild and fun tale of family, belonging and identity, this production is packed with memorable characters, new…

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  A Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare's Globe co-production Written and co-adapted by Joel Horwood Directed and co-adapted by Emma Rice ‘She drew out a match – ‘Scratch!’ How it sputtered as it burnt! It gave a warm, bright light, like a little candle, as she held her freezing hand over it. It was really a wonderful light’ Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Malvern following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe. Struggling to keep warm on…

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Turn of the Screw

27th March 2018 - 31st March 2018

  “I don’t save or shield them. It’s as bad as I feared – they’re lost.” 1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by…

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April 2018

This is Elvis

3rd April 2018 - 7th April 2018

  It’s 1968 - the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’…

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A Streetcar Named Desire

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018

  “Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception. Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay. Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens his entire way of life. As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a fiery portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in…

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May 2018

Monogamy starring Janie Dee

2nd May 2018 - 5th May 2018

  Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million? Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all - a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras - Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in…

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Madama Butterfly

13th May 2018 7:30 pm

  Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra  Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards  Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY  Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*  Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets that include a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.…

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This House

15th May 2018 - 19th May 2018

  Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present: The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of THIS HOUSE Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong Written by James Graham Directed by Jeremy Herrin Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll…

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  LEE MEAD – 10 YEARS – THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR It's been ten years since Lee Mead first donned the coat in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. So Join Lee and his amazing band as he takes you through the last ten years of his life. Featuring songs from the classic shows he has starred in, such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA , MISS SAIGON , CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG , LEGALLY BLONDE,…

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

21st May 2018 - 26th May 2018

  Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies: there have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his…

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June 2018

  Introducing Wannabe, the Spice Girls Show. Spice Girls remain the biggest girl band of all time with 9 number 1 singles, 80 million record sales, World tours, movies & a musical to their name.  Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember!  From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, they will take…

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September 2018

The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

17th September 2018 - 22nd September 2018

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of a satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Great War. Following a sell-out West End run and an appearance at the Passchendaele Centenary in Ypres, The Wipers Times comes to Malvern in Autumn 2018. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and…

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