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February 2020

Through a Glass Darkly

February 18th - February 22nd

We very much regret that this production has been cancelled.   Malvernbard presents... Through a Glass Darkly  A Transcendental Thriller, by Nick Wilkes  The Prime Minister has been assassinated, at a state banquet. A high-ranking church official, well known to the nation and with seemingly no previous animosity towards the government, extended his arm… and drew his steak-knife towards him… Nick trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in the theatre over the past two…

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March 2020

  Melting Pot Theatre Company returns to the Coach House to present Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In the early hours of the morning at a New England college, as the alcohol flows, increasingly toxic games of truth or dare expose the secrets of two marriages against a backdrop of the fading of the American dream at the beginning of the 1960s. Expect an intense and absorbing staging of this American classic in the style of Melting Pot’s…

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  1970 (15) colour 93 mins (drama/thriller) Claude Chabrol French with English subtitles Helénè, a lonely village headmistress, befriends the local butcher Popaul. On Popaul’s birthday Hélène gives him a lighter. Later, during an excursion with her class to a cave in the woods, Hélène stumbles across the latest stabbed victim of a presumed serial killer. She recognises the woman and finds Popaul’s lighter at the scene but hides it from the police. When Popaul next visits her she discovers…

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April 2020

  Malvern Theatre Players (Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre) 43rd Season The Wind in the Willows  adapted by Amelia Marriette from the book by Kenneth Grahame  The enchanting tale of river-folk is faithfully retold in Amelia Marriette’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much – loved story. The combination of nostalgia for the warmth and security of times gone by and the simple humour combined with lots of audience participation will be a certain hit. Mr Toad is in his…

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  Book Signing and Reading with Author Amelia Marriette  Amelia Marriett grew up in Malvern and has had a long relationship with Malvern Theatre Players; they have performed all of her original dramatic pieces and adaptions.  Her version of Wind in the Willows is currently in the repertoire. Amelia relocated to Austria in 2015.  Her new book, Walking into Alchemy, traces her life from Malvern to Devon and to her new home in Bad Sankt Leonhard.  It also tells the…

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  2002 (12A) colour 90 mins (crime/thriller) Patrice Leconte French with English subtitles Milan is a beleaguered old thief who rolls into a small French town with the aim of robbing its bank. However, with no place to stay and following a chance meeting with Manesquier, a retired poetry teacher, he accepts his offer of shelter, which leads to an unexpected friendship. Milan has grown tired of his adventurous life on the run and wishes to retire in peace; Manesquier…

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  WORLD PREMIERE Starring Liz Grand as Clementine Churchill Written by Kit Hunter Winston Churchill is arguably one of the most famous Englishmen that has ever lived. His inspirational leadership helped win the Second World War, and his parliamentary career of 62 years ensured he was responsible for momentous decisions. They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s case? What of Clementine, his wife for 56 years? Did he bully her…

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May 2020

  To say Annette has never been influence by other styles of music would be a lie. Annette is open to discovering great music, Annette states ‘ I love great songs and great lyrics'. Annette will be sharing her love of the great jazz standards and her admiration of other great songs that have inspired her. For this reason ‘Jazz & Me’ tour will start in March 2020

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  1980 (U) – colour 83 mins (animation/fantasy) Paul Grimault French with English subtitles What is now regarded as a masterpiece of French animation, began life in 1948, as The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep (loosely based on the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen) but was not completed until 1980. It’s a true explosion of fantasy that will capture a child’s imagination, but will also fascinate adults. The basic plot involves a chimney sweep and…

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June 2020

Kemp’s Jig

June 5th - June 6th

  "And let those that play your clowns say no more than is set down" - advice that Will Kemp may have done well to follow! In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing for The Lord Chamberlain's Men and producing the plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR…

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  1964 (U) – colour 91 mins (drama/musical/romance) Jaques Demy French with English subtitles This is the story of 16-year-old Geneviève and 20-year-old Guy who are very much in love. Her kind mother won’t hear of her marrying, particularly as Guy has yet to complete his military service. Geneviève is heartbroken when he leaves for army service in colonial Algeria and is upset to have only received one letter from him in two months. She is also pregnant. Her mother’s…

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