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December 2023

The Opera Show

December 3rd 3:00 pm

  Wild Arts presents their popular Opera Show, featuring dramatic intrigue, jealousy and comedy. Follow the four characters' journeys through a lucid story that segues through over a dozen operas, with a programme including O mio Babbino Caro, the Act I Quartet from Beethoven's Fidelio alongside lesser-known pieces from Bellini, Weill and Handel, high drama from Tchaikovsky, and lively ensembles by Mozart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Rossini. A quintet of exceptional string players accompanies singers including the ‘exquisite’ Galina Averina who will soon make her Opera North début…

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Cinderella – Pantomime 2023-24

14th December 2023 - 7th January 2024

  From the producers of Beauty and the Beast Martin Dodd for UK Productions presents CINDERELLA You shall go to the ball! A magical show for all the family, starring Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn as the Fairy Godmother, Malvern’s favourite funny man, Mark James as Buttons, Jamie Morris & Tarot Joseph as the Ugly Sisters, Bethan Jacks as Cinderella, Mark Faith as Baron Hardup, Ben Brooker as Prince Charming and Jordan Lee Davies as Dandini. With a script by Jon Monie…

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January 2024

Noises Off

16th January 2024 - 20th January 2024

  One of the greatest British comedies ever written returns to Malvern after a successful West End run. Starring Liza Goddard, Paul Bradley and Simon Shepherd, Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on and offstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On. From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare,…

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Blood Brothers

23rd January 2024 - 27th January 2024

  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 it “brings the…

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February 2024
Red Sky at Sunrise

  Direct from the RSC: Laurie Lee’s extraordinary story, told in a captivating weave of music and his own words. Red Sky at Sunrise follows Lee through his much-loved trilogy, Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War, when Lee leaves his Cotswolds home one summer morning, and ends up fighting with the International Brigades against Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War. Two of our best-loved actors, Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones,…

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The Circle

13th February 2024 - 17th February 2024

  Jane Asher, Clive Francis and Nicholas le Prevost in The Circle By W Somerset Maugham Will history come full circle? Or can one generation learn from their parents’ mistakes? Jane Asher (Alfie, Deep End) plays Lady Kitty, a society beauty who notoriously abandoned her stuffy husband Clive (Clive Francis, The Crown), and eloped with the handsome Lord Porteous (Nicholas Le Prevost, Shakespeare in love, Testament of Youth). Thirty years later, love’s young dream has descended into non-stop squabbling ...…

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Puccini – Madama Butterfly

18th February 2024 7:00 pm

Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. WINNER 'BEST OPERA AWARD' Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards “Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don’t take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them.” The Independent Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including…

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Murder in the Dark

19th February 2024 - 24th February 2024

  What happens when the lights go out? New Year’s Eve. A car crash on a lonely road brings famous but troubled singer Danny Sierra and his extended family to an isolated holiday cottage in rural England. From the moment they arrive, a sequence of inexplicable events begin to occur... and then the lights go out. This thrilling new ghost story will thrust you into darkness and have you on the edge of your seats until the final chilling twist.…

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March 2024

Twelve Angry Men

4th March 2024 - 9th March 2024

  THE RECORD-BREAKING PRODUCTION RETURNS! A life in the balance. Twelve men. One verdict. Following a recording-breaking West End season, this powerful production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN is back in session! Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller stars Jason Merrells (Emmerdale), Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice), Tristan Gemmill (Coronation Street, Casualty), Michael Greco (EastEnders), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier) and Gary Webster (Minder, Family Affairs), with further casting to be announced. Twelve Angry Men has been hailed ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West End’. It brings the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film,…

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Oh What A Lovely War

12th March 2024 - 16th March 2024

  Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents the 60th anniversary tour of Joan Littlewood's Musical Entertainment Oh What A Lovely War A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A Lovely War is an extraordinary theatrical journey bringing to life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War. Wildly satirical, visually stunning and deeply moving, it’s the musical that revolutionised modern theatre; an exhilarating, no-holds-barred…

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The Boy at the Back of the Class

19th March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

  A Children’s Theatre Partnership and Rose Theatre production The Boy at the Back of the Class Based on the book by Onjali Q. Raúf Adapted for the stage by Nick Ahad Directed by Monique Touke There used to be an empty chair at the back of the class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He’s nine years old (just like me), but he’s very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn’t like sweets…

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

26th March 2024 - 30th March 2024

  Atri Banerjee’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece comes to Malvern starring Geraldine Somerville (Gosford Park, Harry Potter) as Amanda. Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the movies while his sister, Laura, withdraws into her records and collection of glass animals. But their mother, Amanda, harbours dreams for them far beyond their shabby apartment. When Tom brings home a potential suitor for Laura, Amanda seizes the opportunity to try and change their…

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April 2024
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2nd April 2024 - 6th April 2024

  Experience the enchantment of Shakespeare’s timeless classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as it comes to life like never before in this all-new mesmerising production. Step into a world of magic, mischief and mayhem, where fairies dance in moonlit glades and lovers’ destinies intertwine. The Everyman Theatre Company’s talented troupe will transport you to the mystical realm of Athens, where chaos and comedy collide. Leading our cast will be the inimitable clown Tweedy, recognised throughout the land (and by King…

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8th April 2024 - 13th April 2024

  One of the greatest ever stage thrillers, which ran for a total of 12 years in London and New York, winning the Tony Award for Best Play and inspiring the hugely successful film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, makes its much anticipated return for an extraordinary revival. Anthony Shaffer’s masterpiece in which a young man arrives at the impressive home of a famous mystery writer, only to be unwittingly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and gamesmanship,…

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Bizet – Carmen

14th April 2024 7:00 pm

Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. Sung in French with English surtitles…

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The School for Scandal

16th April 2024 - 20th April 2024

  Tilted Wig & Malvern Theatres in association with Theatre by Lake present The School for Scandal by Richard B Sheridan Sir Peter Teazle believes his young wife is sleeping with someone else. She isn’t. But she’s starting to think if her husband believes it, she may as well give it a go. After all, if you’re going to cause a scandal, you might as well enjoy it … Deliciously naughty and outrageously silly, this timeless comedy is a masterclass in…

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May 2024

The 39 Steps

14th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

  Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier and Tony Award Winning Comedy, is back out on a UK tour after nearly 10 years in London’s West End, taking Broadway by storm, playing in 39 different countries across the globe, and delighting over 3 million people worldwide with its quintessentially plucky spirit and dashing sense of fun. Follow…

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Romeo & Juliet

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

  Flabbergast Theatre return to Malvern for the third time in 10 months with their award-winning approach to the classics. They bring a fresh and innovative outlook, embracing physicality whilst celebrating the verse and bringing musicality and simplicity to the storytelling. This is a tragedy encompassing laughter and tears, beautiful poetry, bawdy jokes and some impressive swashbuckling to boot, expect live music, clowning, mask work and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. ★★★★★ “Every perfectly constructed, tightly choreographed moment in the play…

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The Kite Runner

28th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

  Direct from Broadway, The Kite Runner, an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force, is returning to the UK in 2024.  Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a country on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the skies are full of colour and…

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June 2024

Moby Dick

11th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

  A new adaptation by Sebastian Armesto based on the book by Herman Melville. A fast and vibrant reimagining of Melville’s classic tale, featuring sea shanties played live on stage. “IT’S TRUE. IT’S ALL TRUE FOR MOBY DICK. HE’S A KILLER, HE’S A FURY, HE’S AN ANGEL OF HELL. WHY IF THE WHITE WHALE COULD TALK HE’D TALK LIKE AHAB.” In search of fortune and adventure, Ishmael, a humble schoolmaster, ships on the Pequod, a whale-boat sailing out of Nantucket.…

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July 2024

What the Butler Saw

9th July 2024 - 13th July 2024

  By Joe Orton Directed by Michael Cabot Within his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary. Geraldine wants the position but seems underqualified and uncertain about her parentage. Mrs Prentice appears, flushed and in urgent need of a drink, following an illicit encounter at the Station Hotel. In the meantime, Doctor Rance, a Government Inspector and Sergeant Match, a policeman, arrive amidst increasing chaos with searching questions of their own. WHAT THE BUTLER SAW is Joe…

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August 2024

Dial M for Mayhem

28th August 2024 - 31st August 2024

  Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present the World Stage Premiere of Dial M For Mayhem, a brand new charming farcical comedy drama from the author and director of the hugely successful courtroom phenomenon The Verdict. A rollicking comical and poignant yarn set in 1991 of a group of travelling actors from south of the Scottish border as they conquer the beautiful unforgiving landscape of the Highlands and Islands village hall circuit to bring those remote tranquil…

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