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March 2019

  Theatre Royal Bath presents A Song at Twilight by Noël Coward World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty. In the private suite of a lakeside hotel where he lives, he is attended to by his long-suffering wife and former secretary, Hilde, and Felix, a handsome young waiter. Here he nervously awaits the arrival of an old flame, actress Carlotta Gray, with whom he enjoyed a two year love affair more than forty years ago.…

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April 2019

Madagascar The Musical

April 2nd - April 6th

  Join Alex the Lion (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows 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…

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  A razor-sharp new comedy with Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows, Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over. OCTOPUS SOUP! by Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson Directed by Joe Harmston Fawlty Towers meets The Sopranos in this brand-new British farce! Octopus Soup! is the dinner party from hell – and you’ll be crying with laughter! Simon Fielder and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present the World Premiere of…

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Stones in his Pockets

April 22nd - April 27th

  Rose Theatre Kingston Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with McCarter Theatre Center STONES IN HIS POCKETS by Marie Jones Directed by Lindsay Posner Starring Owen Sharpe and Kevin Trainor A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. The story is told through the eyes of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, employed as extras along with numerous other locals. As cultures…

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May 2019

Napoli, Brooklyn

May 1st - May 4th

  Original Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents the European Premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn By Meghan Kennedy Directed by Lisa Blair 1960, Brooklyn, New York. The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. Each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing that could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the sisters are forced to confront…

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  Tilted Wig Productions, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre present OSCAR WILDE'S THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost...? “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?” This bold new production based on the classic novel celebrates Wilde's wonderful language and will appeal to audiences old and new. Featuring Wilde’s famous…

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  Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane Music composed by Tristan Parkes Produced in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and South Hill Park Arts Centre “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes…

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  This delightful programme from Birmingham Royal Ballet, making its first visit to Malvern Theatres, has been specially designed for families to make ballet even more accessible for younger audiences, whilst still delighting and entertaining adults. SEASONS IN OUR WORLD explores many different aspects of global seasons. Choreographed by the Company’s Laura Day, Kit Holder and Lachlan Monaghan, this new commission features a captivating new musical score as well as enchanting set, costume and lighting designs. PETER AND THE WOLF…

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Rotterdam

May 23rd - May 25th

  'No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.’ Following a critically-acclaimed, West-End run, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam is embarking on a UK tour. Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man. It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, Fiona…

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  Armonico Consort perform some of the most beautiful arias and duets from Handel and other baroque masters. These wonderful works will be paired with letters, poetry and tales of love to create an entrancing evening of musical delight.  The reader for the evening will be Oz Clarke. Programme to include: HANDEL – Ombra Mai Fu (Largo – Xerxes) VIVALDI – Nulla in Mundo Pax HANDEL – Caro, Bella più amabile beltà (Giulio Cesare) PURCELL – Dido’s Lament MONTEVERDI – Pur…

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June 2019

Mindgame

June 4th - June 8th

  Following a West End run in Summer 2018, Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame returns to Malvern. Mark Styler, a writer of glossy 'true crime' paperbacks, has no idea what he’s walking into when he tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where…

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  Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln Center, producers of Oslo. Sherri is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who 'ticks more boxes' - is accepted, Sherri's personal…

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Thriller Live

June 24th - June 29th

  Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to…

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July 2019

Fame

July 8th - July 13th

  The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs…

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The Mousetrap

July 15th - July 20th

  Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity…

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Rocky Horror Show

July 22nd - July 27th

  Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, 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…

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Amélie

July 29th - August 3rd

  Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Amélie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar®-nominated film, and an…

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August 2019

Educating Rita

August 5th - August 10th

  When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted…

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Saturday Night Fever

August 13th - August 17th

  Marking 40 years since its famous UK cinema release, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is spectacularly reimagined in a big new music and dance extravaganza. Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography, which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER tells the story of Tony Manero, who escapes the harsh realities of working-class Brooklyn life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to…

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Little Miss Sunshine

August 27th - August 31st

  The road to happiness is a bumpy ride. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee). This EUROPEAN PREMIERE stars two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Tick Tick Boom, The Wizard of Oz – London Palladium, Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty), Gabriel Vick (Sunny Afternoon, Avenue Q, Les Misérables,…

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September 2019

The Pirates of Penzance

September 3rd - September 4th

  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, what could possibly go wrong? Frederic, a pirate’s…

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The Yeomen of the Guard

September 4th 7:30 pm

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Yeomen of the Guard Accompanied by a full Orchestra The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London. Colonel Fairfax, a gentleman, soldier and scientist is wrongly accused of sorcery, imprisoned in the Tower and sentenced to be beheaded within the hour. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser he secretly marries strolling gypsy, Elsie Maynard. Jester Jack Point is also in love with Elsie but agrees to…

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The Gondoliers

September 5th - September 6th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Gondoliers Accompanied by a full Orchestra The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company returns with a sparkling new production of The Gondoliers. This is a visually stunning show with toe-tapping tunes and glorious, lively dances and has proved to be one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduring successes. Marco and Guiseppe, the handsome Palmieri brothers, lead a charmed life as gondoliers in sunny Venice. They can take their pick of the pretty…

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The Mikado

September 7th

  National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company The Mikado Accompanied by a full Orchestra Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, The Mikado satirises British society, customs and pretensions through a farcical Gilbertian plot brimming with humour. In the topsy turvy world of The Mikado, flirting is punishable by death and Nanki-Poo (the son of The Mikado disguised as a wandering minstrel) attempts to escape from the formidable Katisha and into the arms of his love, Yum-Yum. Meanwhile Ko-Ko,…

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The Entertainer

September 9th - September 14th

  Don’t clap too hard. We’re all in a very old building…! 1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences. Shane Richie takes on the role he was born to play, memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier. For the first time since…

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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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November 2019

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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December 2019

Aladdin 2019/20

12th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

  THE SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTOMIME ALADDIN! Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to Malvern to the magical pantomime Aladdin! TIMES & PRICES  December Thurs 12th – 7pm Fri 13th – 10.15am & 7pm Sat 14th – 2.30pm & 7pm Sun 15th – 1pm & 5pm Mon 16th – 10.15am &…

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