Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons) - MET Premiere Live Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown — two of the creators of the recent production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and…

Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation

Dates: 4th March 2022 8:00 pm
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  ‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN 'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' THE INDEPENDENT I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown – and the tour was called ‘Healing The Nation’ – so that title worked out well. It will turn out to be the longest Tour ever, taking 3 years to complete, & as the tour has gone on there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems…

Malvern French Film Centre 2019-20 Season

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
  Click film title for more information: Monthly Sunday Films at The Coach House: 29th September ‘19 at 7pm – Les Choristes (PG, 97mins) 20th October ‘19 at 7pm – Mon Oncle (U, 116mins) 17th November ‘19 at 3pm –  L’année dernière Marienbad (U, 94mins) 19th January ’20 – La Belle et la Bête(PG, 93mins) – 3pm with English subtitles, 7pm with French subtitles 15th March ‘20 at 3pm – Le Boucher (15, 93mins) 19th April ‘20 at 7pm – L'Homme Du Train (12A, 90mins) CANCELLED 17th May ‘20 at 7pm – Le Roi et L’Oiseau (U, 83mins) CANCELLED 14th June ‘20 at 7pm – Les Parapluies de…

Borderlines Film Festival 2020

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
  Borderlines is one of the most prestigious and lively film festivals. 2020 will be its fourth year in Malvern and each year has seen the programme and audiences build. The festival runs from 28th February to 15th March and promises 80 screenings of over 30 different films, including 11 previews prior to general release as well as a silent film classic, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, with live piano accompaniment. Download the 2020 festival brochure in PDF form.   Emma (U) Fri 28th Feb at 1:15pm (Cinema) Sat 29th Feb at 10:30am (Cinema) Sun 1st March at 1pm (Cinema)…

The Good Life starring Rufus Hound

Dates: November 16th - November 20th
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  Adapted and Directed by Jeremy Sams Based on the television series by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey Remember the Goods - Tom and Barbara, suburban eco-warriors? And their next-door neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter, desperately trying to maintain the Surbiton status quo? Well, they’re back – and on stage for the first time in The Good Life, a theatrical reimagining of the TV sitcom that delighted countless millions, starring award-winning actor, presenter and comedian Rufus Hound as Tom and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas as Margo. Jeremy Sams’s comedy leads the well-loved characters through uproarious adventures;…

The Lemon Table

Dates: November 23rd - November 27th
  Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC present Ian McDiarmid in THE LEMON TABLE By Julian Barnes Directed by Michael Grandage Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC announce Ian McDiarmid in the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table, directed by MGC’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage. In The Lemon Table, Julian Barnes brings his unsentimental, wryly comic perspective to the complicated business of ageing with its attendant, and often bizarrely, fluctuating emotions. Olivier and Tony Award-winning Ian McDiarmid and Michael Grandage have collaborated to bring The Lemon…
Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC present Ian McDiarmid in THE LEMON TABLE By Julian Barnes Directed by Michael Grandage Wiltshire Creative, Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and HOME in association with MGC today announce Ian McDiarmid in the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table, directed by MGC’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage. The production, which McDiarmid has adapted for performance, opens at Salisbury Playhouse part of Wiltshire Creative on 15 October, with a preview on 14 October, before touring to Sheffield Theatres; Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; HOME Manchester and Malvern Theatres. In The…

A Tribute to Clive Richards

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
Everyone Malvern Theatres is incredibly sad to hear that our former Chairman Clive Richards has died. Clive was at the helm of the Board of Trustees of Malvern Theatres for more than a decade and his tenure included overseeing the £7.2 million lottery refurbishment in the late 1990s. Tamar Thomson, current chair of Malvern Theatres Board, said: “Along with myself, the Malvern Theatres Board continued to look to Clive as a leader long after he stepped down from the Chairman role. He was so generous with both his time and his advice that I feel certain we were not the…

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up & Rock

Dates: October 12th - October 14th
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  Jasper Carrott with The Bev Bevan Band and special guest Andy Bennett Time to get the legendary Jasper Carrott back where he belongs – up front and centre stage. Jasper is joined by his mate, the thunderous rock legend Bev Bevan (founding member of Electric Light Orchestra and The Move), who brings his stunning band and Andy Bennett, former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist. Enjoy a night of fantastic comedy and great music to lift the spirits and remind us what life is all about! “Jasper Carrott… easily the funniest stand-up I’ve ever seen.” Jeremy Clarkson, The Sun "Truly a…
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Dates: December 7th 7:45 pm
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  Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously…

Donor Dedication Wall

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
  Thank you to everyone who has so kindly supported, and continues to support, our emergency Covid-19 appeal. Your generosity will help to support the theatre during this challenging time, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and organisations listed below. In addition, we send thanks to our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze members, to our regular direct debit donors and to our corporate members who have stood by us and whose continued loyalty enables us to bring the very best entertainment to Malvern. If you would like to see your name included, please donate HERE. Together…

Magic of Motown

Dates: 21st April 2022 7:45 pm
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  Get ready to Reach Out for a brand new show in 2020 with all your favourite Motown songs. You will be going Loco down in Acapulco, as we take you along memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many, many more. Enjoy favourites including Heard It Through The Grapevine, Mr Postman, My Girl, Stop In The Name of Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and more! This is Motown at its very best; signed…

Dr Richard Shepherd – Unnatural Causes

Dates: October 18th 7:45 pm
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  ‘Unnatural Causes’ Not for the faint hearted! Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths as he takes to the road in his first ever theatre tour. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this…

Johnny Cash Roadshow – From the Ashes Tour

Dates: 22nd January 2022 7:45 pm
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  Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is finally back and better than ever with a brand new show. This year award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan Thomas), the Roadshow Horns, and on selected shows The ‘Carter Sisters’.  With all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt,…

Weekly Classes & Workshops

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
Participation in our regular weekly workshops will fire your imagination, stimulate your creativity and invite you to interact with like-minded people. Our Take part programme aims to reach participation across the generations and through a cross section of our community. DANCE      DRAMA      CREATIVE ARTS Please download a participant consent form when booking onto any of our workshops >> CLICK HERE Once completed, please return to Bridget Lloyd bridget@malvern-theatres.co.uk, or alternatively bring the form with you on the day of the workshop. DANCE Parents and Tots 2.5yrs– 4yrs Wednesdays 9.45am-10.30am    Autumn Term 22nd September - 8th December (No session…

Malvern Theatres Young Company

Dates: September 17th 5:07 pm
The Edinburgh Guide awarded Malvern Theatres Young Company a five star review for its ‘exquisite’ production of Under Milk Wood at this year’s Fringe – the world’s biggest arts festival. Theatre chief executive Nic Lloyd’s skilful direction of the Dylan Thomas classic was given special mention in the glowing review, which said the show ‘should not be missed’.                                     The piece was performed in the round at Malvern before it transferred to Ediburgh, where critic Angela Milton sang the praises of the ‘strong…