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October 2018

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 THE HIT FILM NOW A HIT PLAY! 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…

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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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  PRIOR TO WEST END Jenny Topper and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present RUTH JONES in THE NIGHTINGALES A comedy by William Gaminara Directed by Chris Luscombe   One of the UK’s best-loved stars, Ruth Jones, makes her highly anticipated return to the stage in this witty, thought-provoking and bittersweet new play by William Gaminara. Under the watchful eye of Steven, their choirmaster, Connie, Ben, Diane and Bruno gather every week in the village hall to practise their accomplished acapella singing.…

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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, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philip Meeks as Nursie... and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles! Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!   TIMES & PRICES  December Thurs…

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January 2019

Trial by Laughter

21st January 2019 - 26th January 2019

  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

29th January 2019 - 2nd February 2019

  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

5th February 2019 - 9th February 2019

  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, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company with a production of RAIN MAN, which won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Hoffman. When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited…

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American Idiot

11th February 2019 - 16th February 2019

  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. 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, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day…

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The House on Cold Hill by Peter James

18th February 2019 - 23rd February 2019

  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

25th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019

  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

Rough Crossing

5th March 2019 - 9th 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. Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck on an Ocean liner headed for New York, feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land, and opening night. But they are constantly distracted by their delicate composer’s attempts to end it all, having overheard his lover…

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The Worst Witch

12th March 2019 - 16th March 2019

  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

19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019

  A new adaptation of the much-loved film - directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 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 a complex web of European intrigue as they try to…

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April 2019

Madagascar The Musical

2nd April 2019 - 6th April 2019

  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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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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