“In the face of much despondency and misery, where theatres throughout the land have been plunged into darkness and despair, it is heartwarming to know, that once again at Malvern the lamps have been lit on the altar of Thespis and a play has been brought to life by a small company of gifted actors.” Professor Richard Edmonds

Director Nic Lloyd introduces the recording of the Malvern Theatres Young Company production of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose. Captured live at the Malvern Festival Theatre on 17th December 2020.

Essex Marshes, 1940. Philip has retreated alone to an abandoned lighthouse, where he spends his time painting the stark and beautiful surrounding landscape. Then one day, Philip is unexpectedly joined by Frith, who brings with her a wounded snow goose. Initially shy of each other, Philip and Frith’s relationship develops as together they nurse the injured bird back to health.

Paul Gallico’s moving classic, set against the backdrop of war, is a heartfelt exploration of friendship, sacrifice and ultimately, love.

The play stars Rhys Harris-Clarke, Daniel Davis and Jennifer Thompson-Chatburn, who all began their acting careers with Malvern Theatres Young Company.

“Rhys Harris-Clarke takes the role of Philip and makes it his very own, Jennifer Thompson-Chatburn as Frith exudes an electrifying stage presence, while Daniel Davis’ battle-weary soldier effortlessly conveys the horror of being under constant enemy fire… This was a compelling joint enterprise by young actors displaying great promise under the guiding hand of a skilled director.” John Phillpott, Worcester News





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