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August 2019

Little Miss Sunshine

August 27th - August 31st

  The road to happiness is a bumpy ride. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee). This EUROPEAN PREMIERE stars Mark Moraghan (Coronation Street, Holby City, 9 to 5), Lucy O’Byrne (Evita, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music), two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty),…

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September 2019

The Pirates of Penzance

September 3rd - September 4th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Pirates of Penzance Accompanied by a full Orchestra The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations full of memorable melodies you will be humming all the way home. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates who are really peers of the realm, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen, what could possibly go wrong? Frederic, a pirate’s…

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The Yeomen of the Guard

September 4th 7:30 pm

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Yeomen of the Guard Accompanied by a full Orchestra The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London. Colonel Fairfax, a gentleman, soldier and scientist is wrongly accused of sorcery, imprisoned in the Tower and sentenced to be beheaded within the hour. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser he secretly marries strolling gypsy, Elsie Maynard. Jester Jack Point is also in love with Elsie but agrees to…

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The Gondoliers

September 5th - September 6th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Gondoliers Accompanied by a full Orchestra The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company returns with a sparkling new production of The Gondoliers. This is a visually stunning show with toe-tapping tunes and glorious, lively dances and has proved to be one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduring successes. Marco and Guiseppe, the handsome Palmieri brothers, lead a charmed life as gondoliers in sunny Venice. They can take their pick of the pretty…

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The Mikado

September 7th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Mikado Accompanied by a full Orchestra Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, The Mikado satirises British society, customs and pretensions through a farcical Gilbertian plot brimming with humour. In the topsy turvy world of The Mikado, flirting is punishable by death and Nanki-Poo (the son of The Mikado disguised as a wandering minstrel) attempts to escape from the formidable Katisha and into the arms of his love, Yum-Yum. Meanwhile Ko-Ko,…

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The Entertainer

September 9th - September 14th

  Anthology Theatre, Simon Friend & Curve present John Osborne's The Entertainer Starring Shane Richie, Diana Vickers and Sara Crowe Directed by Sean O'Connor 1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences. Shane Richie takes on the role memorably created on stage and screen by…

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Friendsical

September 16th - September 21st

  Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love? With original new songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a…

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Jane Eyre

September 24th - September 28th

  Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents A World Premiere Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane   “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”  In Autumn 2019, Blackeyed Theatre brings to the stage a brand new adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and…

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Nigel Slater’s Toast

September 30th - October 5th

  PW Productions and Karl Sydow present the Lowry Production of Nigel Slater’s Toast DIRECT FROM THE WEST END… Toast vividly recreates Nigel Slater’s childhood through the tastes and smells he shares with his mother, culminating in the young Nigel’s escape to London. From making the perfect sherry trifle, through the playground politics of sweets, the rigid rules of restaurant dining, and a domestic war over cakes, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and...toast. ★★★★★ “The show rises…

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October 2019

Murder, Margaret & Me

October 8th - October 12th

  Tilted Wig Productions, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley present Murder, Margaret & Me Written by Philip Meeks Directed by Damian Cruden Designed by Dawn Allsopp Agatha Christie turns sleuth in a play by Philip Meeks. Starring Lin Blakely (EastEnders) as Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford should never have been friends. But they were. Their paths crossed when they found themselves at the heart of one of British cinema's most successful franchises. However, the Miss Marple films almost didn't get made. Murder,…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

October 14th - October 19th

  The iconic musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to Malvern Theatres! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a…

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The Girl on the Train

October 21st - October 26th

  Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Starring Samantha Womack Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery…

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SIX the Musical

October 29th - November 3rd

  Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. Direct from the West End, the…

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November 2019

An Inspector Calls

November 5th - November 9th

  The National Theatre's Landmark Production. Directed by Stephen Daldry Stephen Daldry’s record breaking and multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of AN INSPECTOR CALLS returns after a sell-out London season and American tour. Daldry’s visionary, radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, has been seen by more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered…

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Ten Times Table

November 11th - November 16th

  Bill Kenwright presents The Classic Theatre Company Alan Ayckbourn’s Hilarious Hit West End Comedy In the long-since ‘grand’ ballroom of the local Swan Hotel, a most miscellaneous assemblage conduct the business of the Pendon Folk Festival... led by excitable chairman Ray... Unfortunately for Ray, his calamitous committee quickly divides, as his wife Helen has a bone to pick... Add a Marxist schoolteacher, a military dog-breeder and an octogenarian secretary, and the table is set for one of comedy master…

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Cabaret

November 19th - November 23rd

  Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes The World Go Round, Maybe This Time, Cabaret and more. Since its Broadway premiere and the movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won numerous stage and screen awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13…

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Prism starring Robert Lindsay

November 25th - November 30th

  Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre Productions presents a Hampstead Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production of Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald in PRISM Written and Directed by Terry Johnson with Victoria Blunt and Oliver Hembrough Following a sold-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, don’t miss the astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful. Robert Lindsay is ‘magnetic’ (The Guardian), ‘perfect’ (The Times) and ‘glorious’ (Mail on Sunday) in Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant play based on…

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December 2019

  Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker Prepare to enter a magical new world as goodness and beauty triumph in this festive family favourite ballet. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, played by a live orchestra, The Nutcracker is a classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. This ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and its romance and mystery continue to attract audiences worldwide. This seasonal story tells of Clara, whose godfather Drosselmeier…

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Dear Santa

December 3rd - December 4th

  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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My Cousin Rachel

December 3rd - December 7th

  Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents HELEN GEORGE in My Cousin Rachel adapted from the novel by Daphne du Maurier by Joseph O'Connor   Ambrose Ashley, a wealthy landowner, is wintering in Italy when he meets Rachel, a distant relation, and everything changes… At home his young ward, Philip, is surprised to receive letters from Ambrose telling him that he has married Rachel and even more surprised when he arrives in Florence, to find that Ambrose has died suddenly, and…

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Aladdin 2019/20

12th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

  THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME ALADDIN! Starring John Challis from Only Fools and Horses and Malvern's favourite funny man, Mark James, alongside Jamie Steen as Widow Twankey, Aaron Jenson as Aladdin and Danny Rogers as PC Pong! Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to Malvern to the magical pantomime Aladdin!…

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January 2020

Frankenstein

13th January 2020 - 18th January 2020

  An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness. Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty…

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February 2020

Madama Butterfly

2nd February 2020 7:00 pm

  Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells…

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La Bohème

23rd February 2020 7:00 pm

  Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra Puccini LA BOHÈME Starring Elena Dee the Korean soprano in her iconic role as Mimi and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova. Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive…

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March 2020

Holes

4th March 2020 - 7th March 2020

  The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the Nottingham Playhouse production of HOLES By Louis Sachar Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’.…

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Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical

10th March 2020 - 14th March 2020

  Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical based on the legendary comic characters and the No. 1 animated CBBC series, tells the story of the mischievous twosome and their best friends the Dinmakers; Rubi, JJ and Pieface. Their mission is to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps! Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis' trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane, BLAMTASTIC family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old! Brought to you by…

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Once

23rd March 2020 - 28th March 2020

  A Broadway and West End hit musical that's a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other. Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet yearning story of a part-time Dublin guitarist busker (who works by day in his dad's Hoover repair shop) who falls unexpectedly in love…

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May 2020

The Woman in Black

11th May 2020 - 16th May 2020

  A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Join the millions of theatre…

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