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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! 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 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 by his investigations into…

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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 The committee from hell... and a 'fête' worse than death! Robert Daws leads a star comedy cast including Deborah Grant, Robert Duncan and Mark Curry. 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…

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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! Loula Geater joins the cast as Spirit of the Ring, Jacob Morris plays The Genie, Joely Barbour as Princess Jasmine and Gary Davis as The Emperor. Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure.…

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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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The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

22nd January 2020 - 25th January 2020

  The smash hit play that sold out its London run returns for a U.K. tour! It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’. Guests included fellow MP Michael Gove, the journalist Sarah Vine and, for Boris at least, the spirits of Prime Ministers past – Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair. Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029.  Boris, no longer in power (for reasons that may be…

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Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders

27th January 2020 - 1st February 2020

  PRIOR TO WEST END Jennifer Saunders Lisa Dillon     Emma Naomi    Geoffrey Streatfeild      Simon Coates     Lucy Robinson     Rose Wardlaw  star in Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward  Directed by Richard Eyre Designed by Anthony Ward   Lighting Designed by Howard Harrison  Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, delighted both critics and audiences alike when the production opened in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season. With a…

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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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April 2020

  Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…  Tour extended due to phenomenal demand!  “one of the most bankable talents in UK comedy” Guardian Guide  The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto…

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A Monster Calls

15th April 2020 - 18th April 2020

  ‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’ Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell…

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May 2020

BANG BANG!

5th May 2020 - 9th May 2020

  BANG BANG! A new farce by John Cleese* Based on ‘Monsieur Chasse’ by Georges Feydeau With Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters (*Mr Cleese does not appear in this production - he wanted to, but we wouldn’t let him) ‘Laugh out loud’ The Stage ‘Cleese is a master of surreal British slapstick’ Daily Telegraph John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with a hilarious new adaptation of this classic comedy – a delicious blend of French Farce and…

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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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Absurd Person Singular

19th May 2020 - 23rd May 2020

  ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR BY ALAN AYCKBOURN Directed by Michael Cabot Set Design by Simon Scullion Lighting Design by Andy Grange Costume Design by Kate Lyons Three married couples.  Three kitchens.  Three Christmas parties. Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect.  As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.…

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