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July 2018

  BILL KENWRIGHT Presents The Classic Thriller Theatre Company Starring GRAY O’BRIEN, DENIS LILL, DEBORAH GRANT, OLIVER PHELPS, PHILIP LOWRIE, APRIL PEARSON, BEN NEALON and GLENN CARTER in The Case of the Frightened Lady A NEW ADAPTATION BY ANTONY LAMPARD DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled…

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August 2018

MTYC Antigone

August 8th - August 10th

  Using Don Taylor's translation, originally commissioned by the BBC, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles's deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring into focus the timeless conflict between the needs of the individual and those of the state. Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives 16-24-year-olds the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. This will be the company's ninth production…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

August 13th - August 18th

  Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy.  The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!  As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed "a gut-busting hit" by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of…

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Peter Pan

August 22nd - August 26th

  Peter Pan’s enchanting world holds you in its spell.  Meet all your favourites; Captain Hook, the Darlings, Nana, Tinkerbell, Lost Boys, Indians, Pirates.  Make some new friends; the Nosey Neverbird, Planets, Water Sprites and Flame Dancers. Starring West End and TV’s Billy Elliot, Eliott Hanna as Peter Pan and Phantom of the Opera’s Janet Cowley as Mrs Darling. “Dazzling dance routines…show-stopping music” Newark Advisor “Fast-paced, good family fun” Lancashire Evening Post “Exciting family show!” Robin Duke Blackpool Gazette  …

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September 2018

Evita

September 4th - September 8th

  Following its smash hit runs in London Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to…

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Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of a satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Great War. Following a sell-out West End run and an appearance at the Passchendaele Centenary in Ypres, The Wipers Times comes to Malvern in Autumn 2018. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Iolanthe Accompanied by a full Orchestra Iolanthe is the seventh operetta and is a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords - a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive and containing some of their most famous music including The March of the Peers and Private Willis’s When All night Long. Gilbert at his satirical best and not to be missed!! Also available to book: THE…

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The National G&S Opera Company: The Pirates of Penzance

September 26th 7:30 pm - September 27th 7:30 pm

National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Pirates of Penzance Accompanied by a full Orchestra Celebrating 25 wonderful years of Gilbert & Sullivan, the acclaimed National G&S Opera Company sail back into Malvern Theatres with the first of five fantastic, brand-new productions for their 2018 season. 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. With a band of swashbuckling…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer Accompanied by a full Orchestra A magical double bill of two Gilbert & Sullivan favourites.  Trial by Jury is a delightful, one act operetta about the glamorous Angelina, jilted by her dastardly fiancee Edwin. She decides to sue him for breach of promise of marriage. The judge and indeed all the members of the jury fall for Angelina’s charms so will she finally manage to walk down the aisle?…

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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Ruddigore Accompanied by a full Orchestra Don’t miss this classic melodrama performed by the G&S Opera Company. Sir Despard Murgatroyd has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony, but his shy, unassuming elder brother Robin, believed to be dead, is discovered to be alive and living nearby. Robin must now step into his rightful place and assume the title of the Bad Baronet of Ruddigore…

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October 2018

Salad Days

October 2nd - October 6th

  Following rave reviews and sell outs in London and Bath, Regan De Wynter WIlliams are proud to present one of Britain's best-loved and sunniest musicals.  Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ award winning show is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, with an energetic and peppy score featuring songs such as ‘We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back’, Look At Me, I’m Dancing’, and ‘We’re Looking For A Piano’. "Enchanting." Evening Standard * * * "Pitch-perfect." Daily Mail * * * "A masterful…

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  Michael Brandon's STAND UP STORY In this brilliant, funny and engaging show, Michael Brandon tells how he gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie. After 50 years in the business, he lifts the lid on a half-century of showbiz personalities from De Niro to Pacino, Tony Curtis to Kim Novak and his ex-wife, the Bionic Woman! In the UK, Michael shot to fame in the UK in the 80s iconic series Dempsey and Makepeace. In 2004,…

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  The Russian State Opera Presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles  “Always top-quality productions from this producer”. Stage Talk Magazine  Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians  After its success at Malvern with Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen - feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera. Carmen tells the story…

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Rebus: Long Shadows

October 15th - October 20th

  By Ian Rankin  Adapted by Rona Munro The brand-new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage. Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he's denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he's back on the case and off the wagon. Rebus will need help from his ex-colleagues but one of them is…

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Shakespeare in Love

October 22nd - October 27th

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions By special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions present Shakespeare in Love Winning no fewer than seven Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, the film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself. Young…

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Vulcan 7

October 29th - November 3rd

  Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame in the 1980s with The Comic Strip Presents…and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They also starred together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap on television and played in the spoof band Bad News. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy. Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were students at RADA together. Now in their sixties, they meet again on the set of a fantasy movie. Hugh…

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November 2018

My Mother Said I Never Should

November 13th - November 17th

  Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives. In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to…

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Still Alice

November 20th - November 24th

  Michael Park for The Infinite Group presents the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Still Alice Best-selling novel by Lisa Genova Adapted by Christine Mary Dunford Directed by David Grindley Set/Costume design by Jonathan Fensom Lighting Design by Jason Taylor Sound Design by Gregory Clarke   Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality…

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The Habit of Art

November 27th - December 1st

  The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Directed by Philip Franks Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland   ★★★★★ “I thought it unlikely that Alan Bennett would be able to equal the success of The History Boys (2004) but The Habit of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply and unexpectedly moving.” Daily Telegraph (reviewing the original 2009 production)   Alan Bennett is one…

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December 2018

  The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents  Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing  Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians ‘This was an absolute sumptuous ballet with the most gorgeous sets and costumes I have seen in years.’ The Central Fife Times. After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet.  One hundred and thirty-five years ago…

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  A New Comedy by WILLIAM GAMINARA Directed by CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE One of the UK's best-loved stars, Ruth Jones, makes a rare stage appearance in this sparkling new comedy. When the local acapella group gather in the village hall they have every reason to look forward to their weekly rehearsal.  There's Steven, 60, the Cambridge-educated choirmaster; Diane, his younger wife, who's desperate for a baby; Ben, who was once a professional tennis player married to Diane, who was once a…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

13th December 2018 - 6th January 2019

  THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS! A magical show for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen. Back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James who will play Muddles. Further cast to be announced! Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!   TIMES & PRICES  December Thurs 13th – 7pm Fri 14th – 10.15am & 7pm Sat 15th…

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February 2019

The House on Cold Hill by Peter James

18th February 2019 - 23rd February 2019

  Following the overwhelming, sell out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling smash hit play. Within days of moving into the huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion in the remote Sussex countryside, the Harcourt family quickly realise that they aren’t the only residents at Cold Hill... The House on Cold Hill is a modern day ghostly thriller that will send shivers down your spine…

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October 2019

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

14th October 2019 - 19th October 2019

  The iconic musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to MALVERN THEATRES! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including IT’S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE and FINALLY! Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the…

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