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January 2020

  The fastest moving story of our time... The smash hit play that sold out its London run comes to Malvern as part of a U.K. tour It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’ and a nation’s future was sealed. Guests included the spirits of Prime Ministers past including Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair as well as fellow MP Michael Gove, the journalist Sarah Vine, Marina…

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  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

February 2nd 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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The Cat and the Canary

February 17th - February 22nd

  A new adaptation of the murderous mystery, which inspired three classic movies starring the likes of Bob Hope, Honor Blackman and Olivia Hussey. Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark…

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La Bohème

February 23rd 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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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

February 25th - February 29th

  When Clifford Chatterley returns from the war a wounded hero, his young bride Connie does her best to care for him. Neglected and alone, she instigates a love affair with the gamekeeper, Mellors, a relationship that bridges the social divide and challenges convention. In touch, they find the simplest of truths. In lust, they risk the greatest of scandals. Lawrence’s most sensual of novels was first published in 1928, but only in 1960 did an uncensored version become available,…

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March 2020

Holes

March 4th - March 7th

  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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  We regret to announce that this production has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.    

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Once

March 23rd - March 28th

  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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The Glee Club

April 7th - April 11th

  The Glee Club, made up of five hard-working, hard-drinking miners and a church organist, is preparing for the local gala. Though they’re established in the working men’s clubs, they aren’t exactly at the vanguard of a musical revolution. This is the summer of ’62. Britain and music are about to change, so too are the lives of these six men. Will anything ever be the same again? A raucous comedy featuring live music, Out of Joint, CAST and Kiln…

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A Monster Calls

April 15th - April 18th

  ‘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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ETO: Cosi Fan Tutte

April 23rd - April 24th

  Mozart’s combination of glorious music and farcical comedy make Così fan tutte an enduring favourite, a story of young love and fidelity. It is in many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera, and was his third collaboration with librettist De Ponte, following their successes with The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Director Laura Attridge breathes new life into this classic opera. Holly Mathieson conducts the forces of ETO’s resident period orchestra, the Old Street Band. This is a Così…

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ETO: Giulio Cesare

April 25th 7:30 pm

  One of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity. The opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as his uneasy alliance and romance with fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Handel’s epic opera returns to ETO in an adapted revival of their widely acclaimed 2017 production, led by ETO’s Artistic Director, James Conway and conductor, Jonathan Peter Kenny who will lead the…

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May 2020

BANG BANG!

May 5th - May 9th

  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

May 11th - May 16th

  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 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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Malory Towers

May 26th - May 30th

  David Pugh presents a Wise Children production Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits which visits Bath prior to the West End. Darrell Rivers is starting school with an eager mind and fierce heart. Unfortunately, she also has a quick temper! Can she learn to tolerate the infuriating Gwendoline Lacey, or value the kindhearted Sally Hope? Can she save the school play and rescue terrified Mary Lou…

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July 2020

  This Summer Welsh National Opera takes you back to school with a brand new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte aka School of Love. Set in the early 1970s, four sixth formers discover that falling in love can be incredible, dramatic, awkward and complicated in this coming of age tale. The students are given a valuable lesson in love, life and liberty when their teacher involves them in a secret experiment. They are challenged to re-think their…

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Footloose

July 13th - July 18th

  Following two critically acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Gareth Gates (ITV's Pop Idol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Loserville, Legally Blonde) returning to give a ‘faultless’ performance as loveable cowboy Willard. (Manchester Evening News). City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at…

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September 2020

The Sorcerer

September 8th 7:30 pm

National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company THE SORCERER A rare opportunity to see Gilbert & Sullivan’s magical show The Sorcerer. The plot is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876. Love potions, a sorcerer and his magic spells … what could possibly go wrong? Don’t miss this spellbinding production directed by John Savournin. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual G&S Festival, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is renowned…

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  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Accompanied by a full Orchestra 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. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates who are really peers of the realm, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual…

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Patience

September 10th 7:30 pm

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company PATIENCE Accompanied by a full Orchestra For the first time, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s present Patience in Malvern. With its foppish poets, lovesick maidens, beautiful tunes and mesmerising wit, this rip-roaring riot of love will enchant and amuse. Premiering in 1881, Patience portrays the absurdity of love and the over-the-top aspects of the aesthetic movement of 1870s and 80s. This is a light-hearted tale of the rivalry of two poets…

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HMS Pinafore

September 11th - September 12th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company HMS PINAFORE Accompanied by a full Orchestra Ralph Rackstraw is a poor seaman who loves Josephine, his Captain’s daughter. However, she is far too high up the social ladder for him to even consider asking for her hand in marriage. He also has a rival – Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee. Founded in 1995 to perform at the annual G&S Festival, The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company…

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November 2020

Bring It On The Musical

November 17th - November 21st

  It’s time to Bring It On as the smash hit Broadway musical back flips into the UK. Inspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks. Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move…

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December 2020

Peter Pan 2020/2021

10th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

  Flying into Malvern for Christmas 2020 is the swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan.   December Thurs 10th            7pm Fri 11th                  1pm & 7pm Sat 12th                 2.30pm & 7pm Sun 13th                1pm & 5pm Mon 14th              1pm & 6pm Tues 15th              10.15am & 6pm Wed 16th              10.15am & 6pm Thurs 17th            1pm & 6pm Fri 18th                  No Performances Sat 19th                 2.30pm & 7pm Sun 20th                1pm & 5pm Mon 21st               1pm & 6pm Tues 22nd              1pm & 6pm Wed 23rd              1pm & 6pm…

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