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Malvern, WR14 3HB United Kingdom
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August 2017

The Railway Children

August 22nd - August 27th

  The Railway Children Adapted by Dave Simpson E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to…

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

August 24th - August 27th

THE OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT & FAMILY THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Live on Stage! A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! The doorbell…

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HMS Pinafore

August 29th - August 30th

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Ralph Rackstraw is a poor seaman who loves Josephine, his Captain's daughter. However, she is far too high up the social ladder for him to even consider asking for her hand in marriage. He also has a rival - Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, the Ruler of the Queen's Navee. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual G&S Festival, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is renowned for producing simply the very…

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The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company This delightful and rarely performed Operetta contains some of Sullivan’s most charming music. It tells the tale of a medieval Princess who eschews her marriage obligations to a neighbouring Prince and retreats to run a women’s college instead. Based on Tennyson’s poem ‘The Princess’ Princess Ida is a treat for any devotee of Gilbert and Sullivan. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual G&S Festival, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company…

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September 2017

The Pirates of Penzance

September 1st - September 2nd

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Pirates of Penzance. This wonderful jolly romp, complete with a brave(ish) band of swashbuckling pirates, a completely dotty Major-General, his beautiful unwed daughters and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious British policemen has all the elements for a delightfully entertaining and traditional production. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual G&S Festival, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is renowned for producing simply the very best G&S to be…

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Private Lives

September 6th - September 9th

  In Private Lives, Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes. 1930. The South of France. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newly weds prepare…

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Our House

September 11th - September 16th

  The Olivier Award-winning, West End smash hit musical from the writer of Calendar Girls is back! On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Joe Casey commits a petty crime in a bid to impress the girl of his dreams. When the police arrive he faces a life changing decision; does he stay and own up like an honest man, or make his escape and go on the run? Joe’s world splits in two and in a “sliding doors” moment…

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Russian State Opera Presents Tosca –  The world’s best loved opera Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles. “By far the best company to bring Russian opera to British audiences” Stage Talk Magazine After a successful tour with Carmen and Madama Butterfly last year, Russian State Opera is back with another beautiful production of the greatest opera classic – Tosca. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a delightful live Orchestra, this Puccini masterpiece will be sure…

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How The Other Half Loves

September 25th - September 30th

  Directed by Alan Strachan  Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Haymarket, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour. As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in…

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October 2017

Wait Until Dark

October 24th - October 28th

  The Original Theatre company in association with Eastbourne Theatres present WAIT UNTIL DARK Directed by Alastair Whatley Designed by David Woodhead From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark. Set amidst the social turbulence of 60’s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who left alone in her…

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November 2017

  Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents  Romeo & Juliet – ‘Thus with a kiss I die’ Music by S. Prokofiev  Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians  ‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences’ Stage Talk Magazine Join us for an unforgettable journey as Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is the world’s best known love story. William Shakespeare’s…

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December 2017


14th December 2017 - 7th January 2018

The pantomime returns to Malvern in 2017 with CINDERELLA! A magical show for all the family, starring This Morning’s Alison Hammond as the Fairy Godmother alongside Gemma Naylor from Nick. Jr's Go! Go! Go! show as Cinderella! Paul Hawkyard from CBeebies' Old Jack's Boat as Baron Hardup and comedy star Mark James as Buttons. Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Alison is a regular on ITV’s This Morning and a panellist on Loose Women. Having recently completed a stay on ITV’s…

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January 2018

Crazy for You

30th January 2018 - 3rd February 2018

  High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers stars in this multi-award winning, romantic comedy, featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Crazy For You charts the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Sent…

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February 2018

Son of a Preacher Man

20th February 2018 - 24th February 2018

  Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that…

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March 2018


6th March 2018 - 10th March 2018

  Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best New Musical the hilarious Spamalot was written…

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