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January 2019

Trial by Laughter

January 22nd - January 27th

  IAN HISLOP AND NICK NEWMAN’S TRIAL BY LAUGHTER Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter. William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying…

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Blood Brothers

January 29th - February 2nd

  Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably…

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February 2019

Rain Man

February 5th - February 9th

  BILL KENWRIGHT Presents THE CLASSIC SCREEN TO STAGE THEATRE COMPANY Two Brothers. One Destiny. RAIN MAN By DAN GORDON Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for…

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American Idiot

February 12th - February 16th

  FOLLOWING TWO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEST END RUNS AND A SELL-OUT UK TOUR, GREEN DAY'S EXPLOSIVE ROCK MUSICAL AMERICAN IDIOT RETURNS TO MARK THE SHOW'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ORIGINAL ALBUM. Starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice, Waterloo Road) and introducing Sam Lavery as Whatsername. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends,…

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  Following the incredible 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 the world premiere of this spine-chilling thriller. BAFTA nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017, Joe McFadden (Heartbeat, Holby City,) and award winning actress Rita Simons who played the iconic Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, are joined by award winning actors, Charlie Clements (Bradley in EastEnders) and Persephone Swales-Dawson (Nico Blake in Hollyoaks) in Peter's ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of the dreams that has been…

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Art

February 25th - March 2nd

  ART by Yasmina Reza  Translated by Christopher Hampton   Art is a phenomenon and one of the most successful plays ever. Having opened in 1996, it took both the West End and Broadway by storm, won Olivier, Tony, Moliere and every other major theatre award, and has been packing in audiences worldwide for more than twenty years. When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled.…

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March 2019

  Bill Kenwright presents a brand new production of one of the most hilarious and brilliant plays by Tom Stoppard, Tony and Oscar award-winning writer of Arcadia, Travesties and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. The star cast is led by John Partridge, winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke, and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, and La Cage Aux Folles). Starring alongside John…

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The Worst Witch

March 12th - March 16th

  Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch A new play by Emma Reeves Directed by Theresa Heskins Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet… Jealous Ethel…

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The Lady Vanishes

March 19th - March 23rd

  Husband and wife JULIET MILLS and MAXWELL CAULFIELD lead the star cast in the latest instalment of the Classic Thriller Theatre Company. Socialite Iris is travelling home to England on the train when an accident introduces her to the mild-mannered Miss Froy. After her travelling companion suddenly disappears, Iris is perplexed to find that all the other passengers deny ever having seen her. With the help of urbane musician Max she turns detective and together they become drawn into…

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  Theatre Royal Bath presents A Song at Twilight by Noël Coward World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty. In the private suite of a lakeside hotel where he lives, he is attended to by his long-suffering wife and former secretary, Hilde, and Felix, a handsome young waiter. Here he nervously awaits the arrival of an old flame, actress Carlotta Gray, with whom he enjoyed a two year love affair more than forty years ago.…

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April 2019

Madagascar The Musical

April 2nd - April 6th

  Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no…

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To Kill A Mockingbird

April 8th - April 13th

  Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel Based on the novel by Harper Lee ★★★★★ “Terrific retelling of Harper Lee’s classic makes dramatic gold” The Times ★★★★★ “Magnificent” Daily Express ★★★★★ “Superb” Daily Telegraph Experience the critically acclaimed production of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century as the sell out show returns to the stage. Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion,…

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  A razor-sharp new comedy with Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows, Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over. OCTOPUS SOUP! Starring NICK HANCOCK with Paul Bradley, Gillian Bevan, Carolyn Backhouse and Eric Richard by Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson Co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry Meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance consultant who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be…

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Stones in his Pockets

April 22nd - April 27th

  Rose Theatre Kingston Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with McCarter Theatre Center STONES IN HIS POCKETS by Marie Jones Directed by Lindsay Posner A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. The story is told through the eyes of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, employed as extras along with numerous other locals. As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown’s…

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Napoli, Brooklyn

April 30th - May 4th

  Original Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents the European Premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn By Meghan Kennedy Directed by Lisa Blair 1960, Brooklyn, New York. The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. Each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing that could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the sisters are forced to confront…

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May 2019

  Tilted Wig Productions, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre present OSCAR WILDE'S THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost...? “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?” This bold new production based on the classic novel celebrates Wilde's wonderful language and will appeal to audiences old and new. Featuring Wilde’s famous…

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  Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane Music composed by Tristan Parkes Produced in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and South Hill Park Arts Centre “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes…

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  This delightful programme from Birmingham Royal Ballet, making its first visit to Malvern Theatres, has been specially designed for families to make ballet even more accessible for younger audiences, whilst still delighting and entertaining adults. SEASONS IN OUR WORLD explores many different aspects of global seasons. Choreographed by the Company’s Laura Day, Kit Holder and Lachlan Monaghan, this new commission features a captivating new musical score as well as enchanting set, costume and lighting designs. PETER AND THE WOLF…

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Rotterdam

May 23rd - May 25th

  'No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.’ Following a critically-acclaimed, West-End run, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam is embarking on a UK tour. Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man. It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, Fiona…

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June 2019

Mindgame

June 4th - June 8th

  Following a West End run in Summer 2018, Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame returns to Malvern. Mark Styler, a writer of glossy 'true crime' paperbacks, has no idea what he’s walking into when he tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where…

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  Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln Center, producers of Oslo. Sherri is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who 'ticks more boxes' - is accepted, Sherri's personal…

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Thriller Live

June 24th - June 29th

  Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to…

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July 2019

Fame

July 8th - July 13th

  The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs…

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The Mousetrap

July 15th - July 20th

  Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity…

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Amélie

July 29th - August 3rd

  Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an…

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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). The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue,…

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October 2019

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

October 14th - October 19th

  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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December 2019

Aladdin 2019/20

12th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

  THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME ALADDIN! 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! TIMES & PRICES  December Thurs 12th – 7pm Fri 13th – 10.15am & 7pm Sat 14th – 2.30pm & 7pm Sun 15th – 1pm & 5pm Mon 16th – 10.15am &…

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