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April 2024

The School for Scandal

April 16th - April 20th

Tilted Wig & Malvern Theatres in association with Theatre by Lake present The School for Scandal by Richard B Sheridan. With Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe star Joseph Marcell. GOSSIP NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION Sir Peter Teazle (Joseph Marcell) 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,…

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May 2024

The 39 Steps

May 14th - May 18th

  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

May 21st - May 25th

  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

May 28th - June 1st

  “THERE IS A WAY TO BE GOOD AGAIN” 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, adapted by Mathew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft, 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…

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June 2024

Jurassic Mania

June 8th - June 9th

  Join us and go behind the gates here at the world famous Jurassic Adventure! Jurassic Mania is the UK's most interactive dinosaur show as you get up close and personal with the most magnificent creatures to have ever roamed the earth... Dinosaurs! Jurassic Mania gives guests a unique opportunity to come face to face with the most realistic life sized dinosaurs anywhere in the world in a fun, interactive and educational way that brings you within touching distance of…

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Moby Dick

June 11th - June 15th

SWASHBUCKLING NEW ADAPTATION OF MELVILLE’S CLASSIC ADVENTURE With sea shanties played live on stage  “There she blows!” October, 1839. The Pequod is due to sail out of Nantucket and her skipper, one Captain Ahab, is in need of a crew. Seeking fortune and adventure, a humble schoolmaster named Ishmael ships aboard, joining a company charged with one task: to wreak revenge on the white whale that lost Ahab his leg – the infamous Moby-Dick. Melville's wild seafaring adventure will be…

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  AN YVONNE ARNAUD ORIGINAL PRODUCTION Party Games! Starring Matthew Cottle, Debra Stephenson and Ryan Early A hilariously acerbic new comedy by Michael McManus, the writer of Maggie & Ted, directed by Joanna Read. Starring Matthew Cottle (of BAFTA nominated BBC sitcom Game On and Channel 4’s hit comedy The Windsors), Debra Stephenson (Bad Girls, Coronation Street) and Ryan Early (Coronation Street, The Archers), Party Games! puts political leadership on the ledge and goes inside the chaos of government to…

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July 2024

What the Butler Saw

July 9th - July 13th

  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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  For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy. Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. With her wit, humour and charm,…

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August 2024

Dial M for Mayhem

August 28th - August 31st

  Starring Alasdair Baker, Isabella Inchbald, Eliza Langland, Joey Lockhart, Luke Rhodri and Theo Woolford. 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…

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September 2024

  Set sail on the HMS Pinafore in this new production for 2024. Pompous Sir Joseph Porter arrives with plans to marry Josephine, the Captain’s daughter. But she has other ideas and is soon plotting to elope with lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw … Directed by and starring Bradley Travis Founded in 1995, The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are renowned for producing simply the very best G&S to be seen anywhere in the world. An annual favourite in Malvern for…

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  Come and join a star-studded cast for a hilarious entertainment. The Pirates of Penzance takes us to the Cornish coast where we meet our dashing Pirate King, the Major General and his troupe of jolly daughters plus a band of bungling British bobbies … Founded in 1995, The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are renowned for producing simply the very best G&S to be seen anywhere in the world. An annual favourite in Malvern for more than a decade,…

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  Directed by and Starring Simon Butteriss, The Gondoliers is one of Sullivan’s sunniest scores and makes for irresistible, joyous entertainment. The Gondoliers is a love story and a talk of mistaken identity. Marco and Giuseppe have just married but have been informed that one of them is the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria. But which one? To complicate matters, the heir was married when an infant to Casilda, who has come to Venice to…

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Art

September 24th - September 28th

  Josh Beaumont & Original Theatre present ART A comedy by Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton The multi award-winning, smash hit comedy returns. ‘You'll roar with laughter’ New York Post Named best comedy at the Olivier Awards, Tony Awards and Moliere Awards, ART played a historic nine years in London's West End and two years on Broadway as well as travelling around the globe to entertain audiences worldwide. When Serge buys a large, expensive, completely white painting, his friend…

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October 2024

  ROOM 101… BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU… SUPER STATES … THOUGHT POLICE… The novel which has most influenced the 21st century is brought to the stage in a thrilling new version by Ryan Craig. On 4th April 1984, Winston Smith, comrade 6079, starts a diary. In a world where every action is painstakingly monitored and controlled, this simple act puts Winston’s life in jeopardy. A clandestine love affair with co-worker Julia further enrages the authorities, but can they truly…

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Rocky Horror Show

October 7th - October 12th

  Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show comes to Malvern Theatres as part of its sell-out tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatergoers. The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former…

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  The History Boys By Alan Bennett Directed by Seán Linnen  The 20th anniversary production of Alan Bennett’s brilliant modern classic, winner of 30 major awards, and voted The Nation’s Favourite Play in 2013. A-Level results day. Cutler’s Grammar School. 1980s Sheffield. Eight unruly teenagers burst into adulthood with the best grades their school has ever seen, but their sights are set on something higher: to study at the most famous academic institutions in the world - Oxford and Cambridge. But their teachers can’t agree how…

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Rebus: A Game Called Malice

October 21st - October 26th

  A Queen's Theatre Hornchurch production in association with Daniel Schumann and Lee Dean Rebus: A Game Called Malice by By Ian Rankin and Simon Reade Six characters in search of a solution… A splendid dinner party concludes with a game created by the hostess. A murder in a stately home needs to be solved. Suspects, clues and red herrings await. But the dinner-party guests have secrets of their own, threatened by the very game they are playing. And among…

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November 2024

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

November 12th - November 16th

  Winter 1934 and an avalanche stops The Orient Express dead in its tracks. A murder. A train full of suspects. An impossible case. Trapped in the snow with a killer still on-board, can the world’s most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, crack the case before the train reaches its final destination? Murder on the Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary achievements, with a final twist that is amongst her very best. Gripping, tense and masterfully cryptic, this…

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Birdsong

November 19th - November 23rd

  Original Theatre & JAS Theatricals in association with Birdsong Productions & Wiltshire Creative present  Sebastian Faulks’s BIRDSONG Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff Directed by Alastair Whatley ★★★★★ ‘Riveting’ Telegraph There is nothing more than to love and be loved. How far would you go for love? Sebastian Faulks’s epic story of love and loss returns to the stage marking the 30th anniversary of the international best-selling novel. The critically acclaimed show returns in a brand-new production for 2024. Telling the…

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Swan Lake

November 24th 4:00 pm

  Classical Ballet and Opera House  Presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing  Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians After last year’s successful tour, Classical Ballet & Opera House returns this year to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of Swan Lake. Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. Swan Lake is the compelling legend of…

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December 2024

Sleeping Beauty – 2024/25

12th December 2024 - 5th January 2025

  From the producers of Cinderella Martin Dodd for UK Productions presents Sleeping Beauty A wonderfully wicked family panto for 2024! A magical show for all the family, with Malvern’s favourite funny man, Mark James as Silly Billy plus further star cast to be announced! Join us for a must see, magnificent adventure! In 2024 we are excited to offer a BSL (British Sign Language) performance, as well as Relaxed Performance, please see below for details.   DECEMBER Thurs 12th 7pm Fri 13th 1pm & 7pm Sat 14th 2.30pm &…

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March 2025

Hairspray

3rd March 2025 - 8th March 2025

  THE BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL - HAIRSPRAY is BACK ON TOUR! Starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton (Shrek the Musical, The Addams Family) as the fierce yet fabulous Velma von Tussle. Making her directorial debut is Hairspray royalty Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, We Will Rock You) who will bring new energy from behind the scenes. Hairspray took Broadway by storm, winning 8 Tony awards. The production went on to win 4 Olivier awards in the West End, and multiple…

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May 2025

  Award-deserving German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn takes an unbiased look at climate change, a topic sure to delight audiences and no surprise. After all, everyone loves talking about the weather. Rain or shine, all will be fine. Or maybe it won’t. Who knows?! Come along. Or else. "Wehn has given us an understanding of German quirks" King Charles III “As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston” Some bloke on Twitter Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include "Have I Got…

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