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September 2019

  John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows “John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme”, “Cabin Pressure” and “John Finnemore’s Double Acts” brings his new live show to the stage! With the help of special guests from Souvenir Programme, John will be performing brand new sketches, some old favourites and – unless someone can stop him – quite possibly a song. Plus a live stage appearance from Cabin Pressure’s Arthur Shappey: the most cheerful, least helpful steward in…

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  International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show. The former frontman, producer and co-founder of Faith the George Michael Legacy returns in 2019 with his new production Freedom!’19. Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years and delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global Superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way. Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35…

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  Frith Piano Quartet Benjamin Frith piano David Le Page violin Robin Ireland viola Richard Jenkinson cello with John Tattersdill double bass Farrenc Piano Quintet No.1 in A minor, Op.30 Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D.667, The Trout The Frith Piano Quartet was formed in 2001 by a group of likeminded musicians who wanted to explore the wealth of wonderful music written for the piano quartet medium. The group’s founder members included…

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  OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS RUSSELL KANE - THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS - 2019 TOUR He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for…

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All You Need Is Love

September 28th 7:45 pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to contractual reasons.

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October 2019

  No Ashes year would be complete without An Evening With Boycott and Aggers and there’s nothing like a battle with the old enemy to bring out the belligerent best in our Geoffrey! The boys will be watching every ball and win, lose or draw, Geoffrey will tell Jonathan exactly what he thinks about the players, their performance and many other subjects in this brilliant, brand new show. As anyone who has been before knows, this show is so much…

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  Armonico Consort & Baroque Players The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Directed by Christopher Monks A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through the extraordinary history of the Papacy - trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon Papal times the church would prefer long forgotten. ‘The church in Rome and Italy has inspired some of the greatest choral music ever written, be it Allegri’s ‘Miserere Mei’ to Palestrina’s epic Masses and the incredible works of Monteverdi.…

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  Calling all ocean lovers! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for autumn 2019 with a brand-new selection of the world’s most captivating ocean films!  Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour, this carefully curated collection of short films features sublime footage from both above and below the water’s surface, showcasing the spellbinding power and beauty of our oceans. Celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray,…

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Dear Zoo

October 8th - October 9th

  After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. Join us at Malvern Theatres to…

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  A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My…

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MET: Turandot (Puccini)

October 12th 5:55 pm

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GIACOMO PUCCINI Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.   An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 27th Sept ’19 at 2pm. For more information, click HERE.

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  Stepping Out with Kate Anne Fenton Tuesday 15th October 10.30am-12.30pm Step out and into the 'Boulevard of Broadway' dancing to tracks from classics such as Singin’ in the Rain, Top Hat and Crazy For You. Learn basic Jazz steps from this era as well as an introduction to Tap. Sway like Fred and glide like Ginger in this two hour intensive workshop. Taught by Kate-Anne Fenton a graduate of Bird College and recent cast member of the Crazy For…

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  A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre…

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  The Very Best of David Bowie live! Following its acclaimed 2018 UK tour, LIVE ON MARS, returns in 2019 to continue its amazing journey celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship... Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with a stunning light show and state of the art visuals and animation. Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny…

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  Presented by Speakers from the Edge 3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to…

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The Elton Show

October 23rd 7:45 pm

  THE ELTON SHOW A tribute to the “Rocket Man” The Elton Show is a celebration of Elton John’s greatest hits performed by international singer-songwriter C.J. Marvin. This uniquely entertaining show joyfully re-creates the magical “spirit” of Elton John and his music covering 4 decades of incredible music, from the 70’s up to the present day. C.J. Marvin performs brilliantly as Elton John wearing the outrageous colourful costumes and playing live piano, capturing the essence of Elton John and together with his live band and…

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The Salzburg Mozart Gala

October 24th 7:30 pm

  Unfortunately The Salzburg Mozart Gala has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.    

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Live Nation & MZA present JIMEOIN – RAMBLE ON! Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to Malvern Theatres for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour. Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed and his shows sell out across the UK, Europe, USA and of course Australia. Hailed as a genuine “fair dinkum” stand-up alumni, don't miss your chance…

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Graceland

October 26th 7:45 pm

PAUL SIMON GRACELAND LIVE The brand new concert from the producers of the International and West End hit show The Simon & Garfunkel Story. In 1984 Paul Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He travelled to Johannesburg and spent two weeks recording with South African musicians. This recording session formed the basis of his seventh and most commercially successful solo album, Graceland. Featuring an eclectic mix of genres such as pop, rock, a cappella,…

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  Halloween Musical Theatre Workshop Tuesday 29th October 10am-4pm 8 – 16yrs £25 Come and join us this Halloween half term for some haunting musical theatre fun. Working on dance numbers from spooky spectacles such as Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, The Addams Family and many more! Bring your fancy dress and join those ghouls dancing to the beat! The day will finish with an informal showing of work for friends and family. This workshop will be led by Kate-Anne Fenton,…

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Magic of Motown

October 30th 7:45 pm

  Reach out for The Magic of Motown Now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Come celebrate with us, as we're coming out to start off a Chain Reaction and take you on a musical journey with the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship…

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  Pavel Haas Quartet Veronika Jarůšková violin Marek Zwiebel violin Jiří Kabát viola Peter Jarůšek cello Ľubica Čekovska The Midsummer Quartet (2016) Schulhoff String Quartet No.1(1924) Smetana String Quartet No.2 in D minor Janáček String Quartet No.2, Intimate Letters The Pavel Haas Quartet first played at Malvern Concert Club exactly ten years ago this month (a concert featuring Janáček’s String Quartet No.1), and we are delighted to welcome them back. Founded in 2002, following their victory in the Prague Spring…

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November 2019

  Presented by Speakers from the Edge James Ketchell is the only person on the planet to have summitted Everest, rowed the Atlantic and cycled the world! Despite a serious motorbike accident in 2007, which left his leg shattered and his active lifestyle in jeopardy, in 2014 British adventurer James became the first person to have completed the ‘Ultimate Triathlon’. James delivers his tales of adventure, endeavour and determination, in an evening experience that will undoubtedly leave young and old…

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80’s Explosion

November 6th 7:45 pm

  Experience the ULTIMATE 80’S CONCERT! A true throwback extravaganza that authentically recreates all things 80’s! This two hour theatre spectacular celebrates the very best of this iconic era featuring eighties soft rock, ska, new romantic and those sing-along guilty pleasures we all know and love! Celebrating all the chart topping anthems in one EPIC CONCERT including electrifying tributes to Duran Duran, Madonna, Culture Club, Kim Wilde, The Human League, Madness, Wham! and many more iconic artists all backed by our live band ‘Electric Dreams’…

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Dracula

November 7th 7:15 pm

  With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special screenings in cinemas this Halloween. ​​The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through ​a unique blend of sensuous dancing​ and​ gripping theatre​ - ​this is ballet with a dramatic bite​. Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric ​music ​by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation that will leave you thirsty for more.…

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6 Hands Guitar Trio

November 8th 7:45 pm

  JOHN WILLIAMS GUITAR JOHN ETHERIDGE GUITAR GARY RYAN GUITAR After a barnstorming debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in June 2015, John Williams and John Etheridge have invited Gary Ryan to join them once more on a UK tour with their guitar supergroup 6 Hands. John Williams is a well-known classical guitarist with an interest in contemporary music; John Etheridge is an iconic jazz guitarist known for pushing the boundaries whilst Gary Ryan is a classical guitarist and composer and together, they…

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  Celebrating 50 Years since the release of the Who’s Tommy 2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, will be touring to perform the  original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of UK and Europe. This world-class, eight-piece band, fronted by Doug Freeman who is widely regarded as the world's greatest ever live tribute to Roger Daltrey, faithfully recreates…

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  Directed by Mark Bramble this musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End. Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford (Eastenders, Doctor Who) as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby Of Broadway,…

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  RESPECT: The Aretha Franklin Songbook is an amazing live concert that pays tribute to the Queen of Soul! Featuring sensational lead vocals from Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards, Stacy Francis and Cleo Stewart accompanied by the Urban Soul Band and Gospel Choir. The two-hour production directed by Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot) will take you on an uplifting musical journey as a powerful sermon is delivered throughout celebrating Aretha Franklin’s life and greatest hits including Think, I Say A Little Prayer, Son Of A Preacher Man, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Natural Woman and many more!  

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  Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped…

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  Richard Egarr director & harpsichord Viktoria Mullova violin James Hall countertenor CPE Bach, Symphony No.4 in A major JS Bach, Cantata 'Bekennen will ich seinen Namen' JS Bach, Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A minor Haydn, Symphony No.4 in D major Haydn, 'Fac me vere tecum flere' from Stabat Mater Haydn, Concerto for Violin in G major Her intelligence and artistry place Viktoria Mullova among the most exciting soloists of her generation, a violinist whose bold clarity of…

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  Conductor: Michael Lloyd Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-Juges Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 (soloist: Roberto Ruisi) Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique For the final concert of the 2019 season Chandos is again looking forward to welcoming back another of our previous Young Musician winners. Roberto Ruisi, who is already making a name for himself, will be playing the Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Written for a first performance in Spain, there is a real Spanish feel (complete with castanets!) to the finale.…

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  Contemporary Technique with Dancefest Tuesday 19th November 10.30am-12.30pm Contemporary dance class led by Dancefest’s Clare Wood, who has over 18 years’ experience as a teacher, choreographer and dancer, working with people of all ages and abilities. The workshop will start with some gentle warm up exercises based on contemporary technique, to improve strength, flexibility and posture. They’ll be followed by more energetic and longer exercises influenced by other dance styles, leading in to an in depth contemporary phrase and…

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Romeo a Juliet

November 22nd 7:45 pm

  Winner of Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Critics Circle Award winning company Ballet Cymru present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece ‘Romeo a Juliet’. Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers…

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  COUNT ARTHUR STRONG ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll…

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  Folk Rock Pioneers Steeleye Span's 50th Anniversary Tour   ‘Space Oddity’. ‘Suspicious Minds’. ‘Pinball Wizard’. ‘Whole Lotta Love’. ‘Come Together’ - 1969 could easily be said to be a vintage year for music, the end of a decade that changed the world and the introduction to one that would prove equally inspirational. It would also see the birth of a band that would start as an idea to electrify traditional music and would go on to become one of…

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  Hansard by Simon Wood Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is…

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  Pavel Kolesnikov piano Chopin Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66 Nocturne in F sharp, Op.15, No.2 Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39 Prelude in D Flat, Op.28 Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2, Moonlight Schumann Nachtstück, Op.23, No.1 Bartók Out of Doors from The Night’s Music Debussy Prélude Book II No.12, Feux d’artifice Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53, Waldstein London-based Pavel Kolesnikov was born in Novosibirsk, Russia and studied both the piano and…

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  Clare Teal and her BIG Mini BIG BAND  Brand New Show for 2019  Award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her BIG Mini Big Band go from strength to strength bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as they celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today. Promising a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and eclectic song list, with…

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December 2019

  Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a…

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  It is time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash-hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in late 2019. Experience an Elvis-style Christmas like never before in an evening packed with solid-gold classics from ‘the King’, plus all the moments that help to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. Two hours of rock and roll favourites such as Ready Teddy, Hound Dog,…

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Talon

December 6th 7:45 pm

  Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful touring shows in the UK. Their ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2019’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name…

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  A Tale of Two Households with Ballet Cymru Tuesday 10th December 10.30am-12.30pm (Key Stage 4+) 1.30pm-3pm (Ages 50+) Take part in a fun and relaxed ballet workshop with the professional dancers of Ballet Cymru. The workshop will involve a creative ballet class, learning repertoire from the production Romeo A Juliet, and creative work based on the repertoire. For more information, please email bridget@malvern-theatres.co.uk or call 01684 580956  

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  THE ROYAL BALLET COPPÉLIA A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.  Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes   Choreography Ninette…

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  Festive Big Band Spectacular Christmas would not be complete without the ultimate festive Big Brand concert, packed with the music of the legendary Glenn Miller along side yuletide favourites, bringing non-stop Christmas cheer. This musical spectacular will really put you ‘In The Mood’ for Christmas, brought to you bet he UK’s most popular and famous Big Band.    

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Beyond the Barricade

December 20th 7:30 pm

  Celebrating a fantastic 20 years touring in 2019, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending or course with a stunning finale from Les Mis. This brand new show for 2019 will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country. The 20th Anniversary concert…

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  Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra Directed by Christopher Monks Armonico Consort brings to life the world’s greatest oratorio, and for so many a tradition opening their Christmas celebrations. Performed on instruments of the period with the greatest young soloists from Armonico Consort, Handel’s masterpiece continues to be held close to the heart of both Armonico Consort and the millions who adore it.  There is arguably no other work in history which contains so many memorable melodies and texts which…

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January 2020

CBSO Viennese New Year Gala

4th January 2020 7:45 pm

  Thomas Rösner – Conductor Sarah-Jane Brandon – Soprano Nicolai Overture ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ J. Strauss II Artist’s Life Waltz J. Strauss Music of the Spheres Waltz J. Strauss II Perpetuum mobile J. Strauss II Polka J. Strauss II One Night in Venice: Overture J. Strauss Frauenherz: Polka mazur J. Strauss II Emperor Waltz J. Strauss Ritter Pasman: Czardas J. Strauss II Blue Danube Waltz Vienna, city of dreams…as sweet as a slice of sachertorte and as fizzy…

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MET: Wozzeck (Alban Berg)

11th January 2020 5:55 pm

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 ALBAN BERG Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.   An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 27th Sept '19 at 2pm. For more information, click HERE.

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The Classic Rock Show 2020

15th January 2020 7:45 pm

    The Classic Rock Show UK Tour 2020 The Classic Rock Fan’s Ultimate Live Jukebox! The Classic Rock Show returns to the UK in early 2020 with an amazing new live production celebrating the very best of the best of Classic Rock. Paying tribute to many of the world’s all time classic rock greats, The Classic Rock Show’s musicians power through legendary performances from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Who, plus much much more. Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing…

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You Win Again

16th January 2020 7:45 pm

  Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey…

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Miloš Karadaglić

17th January 2020 7:45 pm

  Firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument, Miloš Karadaglić continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide. Bach Suite BWV 997 Granados Andaluza and Oriental Albeniz Asturias Villa Lobos Five Preludes The Beatles Blackbird, Yesterday Duplessy Cavalcade

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  Tasmin Little violin Martin Roscoe piano Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin No.6 in A, Op.30, No.1 No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3 No.9 in A, Op.47, Kreutzer Tasmin Little OBE and Martin Roscoe return to Malvern Concert Club for the final instalment of their three-recital series in which they give us a rare opportunity to hear all of Beethoven’s ten sonatas ‘for piano and violin’, culminating in this, the composer’s 250th anniversary year. Tasmin Little has firmly established…

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Johnny Cash Roadshow

25th January 2020 7:45 pm

  Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form for 2020 with a brand new show. This year award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway the Roadshow Horns, and on selected shows The ‘Carter Sisters’.  With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some…

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Beethoven’s Eroica

29th January 2020 7:45 pm

  Sir Roger Norrington conducts The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Beethoven: Symphony No.2 Beethoven: Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and this concert sees the period-instrumentalists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment joined by Sir Roger Norrington. He has spent more than half a century at the forefront of British conducting and was a pioneer in performing nineteenth-century music using the instruments and orchestral forces of the time. This programme will…

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  The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story® , He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre in The West End, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert. Get ready for an upbeat night of…

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February 2020

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 THE GERSHWINS' The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 27th Sept ’19 at 2pm. For more information, click HERE.

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UK Pink Floyd Experience

6th February 2020 7:45 pm

  Featuring eight top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show. With over 50 years of hits by this legendary band, the highly acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums Dark Side Of The Moon and Animals as well as Wish You Were Here, Shine On You…

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  Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra Directed by Christopher Monks with Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano)  It could be argued that J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor should have been titled ‘Bach’s Greatest Hits’, for that is what Bach himself aimed to achieve with this masterpiece. Composed over the final 25 years of his life and completed just one year before he died, the Mass is scattered with music and references that Bach considered to be his best work, or movements…

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Richard Alston

11th February 2020 - 12th February 2020

  This outstanding company happily comes back to Malvern (our twenty second visit no less) and for the very first time we are dancing to Elgar! Martin Lawrance’s A Far Cry is inspired by Elgar’s impassioned masterpiece Introduction and Allegro. With this terrific programme we are celebrating 25 years before we sadly have to close. Alston’s new work Voices and Light Footsteps is set to the glorious Madrigals of Monteverdi and Mazur is to Chopin played live by Jason Ridgway.…

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Fascinating Aida

14th February 2020 7:45 pm

  David Johnson & John Mackay present    FASCINATING AÏDA They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour. With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable. With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas…

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Kojo Anim presents The Taxi Tour

26th February 2020 7:30 pm

  Join 2019 BGT Golden Buzzer comedy star Kojo Anim on his debut UK Tour. After wowing the judges on BGT as a finalist, Kojo’s ready to hit the road with his new and exciting show. Enjoy as he shares funny observations about life, parenthood and family. With friends such as Kevin Hart & Dave Chappelle, you can be sure Kojo has some entertaining stories to tell. The time is now for this former BT customer service employee from Hackney…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

28th February 2020 - 29th February 2020

  Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen! There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of films…

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March 2020

Tango Fire

1st March 2020 7:30 pm

  The phenomenal, award-winning Tango Fire returns to the UK direct from a West End run, due to incredible popular demand. Starring internationally renowned Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, who are joined by a cast of extraordinary tango dancers, including World Tango champions, this is a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango. Six incredible couples show off some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business while demonstrating their individual styles,…

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Stephen Hough (Piano)

5th March 2020 7:45 pm

  Without doubt one of the most distinctive artists of his generation Stephen Hough returns to Malvern Theatres six years after his memorable 2014 recital here. The programme, which Hough says 'explores pieces which have death as part of their identity or inspiration' includes two of Liszt's Mephisto Waltzes as well as Chopin's famous 'Funeral March' sonata. Stephen will also give one of the first UK performances of his own fourth piano sonata. Subtitled 'Vida Breve', this work is the pianist-composer's response to what he…

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THE ROYAL OPERA: FIDELIO

17th March 2020 7:15 pm

  THE ROYAL OPERA FIDELIO (NEW PRODUCTION) Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act…

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  ‘England’s Orpheus’ Music by Dowland, Purcell, Bach and Handel For full programme, please see malvern-concert-club.co.uk Iestyn Davies MBE is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship. Iestyn began his singing life as a chorister at St John’s College, Cambridge. Later, after graduating, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow.  In 2015 he delighted…

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Bootleg Beatles

20th March 2020 7:45 pm

  This year celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in Beatlemania, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special…

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Handel’s Heroines

21st March 2020 7:45 pm

  Mary Bevan Soprano Jennifer France Soprano Laurence Cummings Director/ Harpsichord Academy of Ancient Music Few composers faced feistier sopranos than Handel, nor wrote for them with such love and understanding, celebrating their voices in some of the most dazzling operatic arias ever written. From Handel’s exhilarating Arrival of the Queen of Sheba to the meltingly lovely ‘Lascia la spina’ and Semele’s outrageous display of virtuosity, ‘Myself I shall adore’ this is a concert of high-wire musical thrills and heart-stopping emotions. Celebrated Handelian…

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  In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys…

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Aida

27th March 2020 7:30 pm

  THE RUSSIAN STATE OPERA PRESENTS THE PREMIERE OF AIDA – TIMELESS AND EMOTIONAL OPERA WITH BREATH-TAKING MELODIES MUSIC BY GIUSEPPE VERDI SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians After its successful season of Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Traviata last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the premiere of Opera, Aida. The brand-new production guarantees to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes. Verdi brings the…

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JACK DEE – Off The Telly

28th March 2020 8:00 pm

  OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS JACK DEE – Off The Telly Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack. Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t…

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April 2020

MET: Tosca (Puccini)

11th April 2020 5:55 pm

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GIACOMO PUCCINI Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 27th Sept ’19 at 2pm. For more information, click HERE.

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By the Waters of Liverpool

14th April 2020 - 15th April 2020

  Adapted from the million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life…

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  THE ROYAL OPERA CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that…

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  Osmo Vänskä – Conductor Ning Feng – Violin “Other composers mix colourful cocktails” said Jean Sibelius. “I serve pure, cool water”. And there’s nothing that quite matches the elemental strength of Sibelius’ monumental Seventh Symphony, or the power with which he retells the ancient Finnish legend of Pohjola’s Daughter. In an inspired stroke, the great Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska has matched Sibelius with the timeless serenity of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, played by the breathtaking Ning Feng. Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter, 12′ Beethoven Violin Concerto, 42′ Beethoven Romance No. 2, 9′ Sibelius Symphony No. 7, 22′

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  New London Chamber Ensemble Robert Manasse flute Melanie Ragge oboe Neyire Ashworth clarinet Stephen Stirling horn bassoon to be announced with Michael Dussek piano Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and wind instruments, Op.16 Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op.43 Poulenc Flute Sonata, FP 164 Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind instruments, K.452 ‘Each player in the ensemble is a virtuoso, but as a group they seem to have effortlessly acquired those essential chamber music skills of “give…

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May 2020

  The Sensational Sixties Experience Tenth Anniversary Tour The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The Forum Theatre Malvern for one night only. With a brand new production for 2020 celebrating their tenth anniversary.  The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia.   The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.  Five legendary names take to the stage and…

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  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GAETANO DONIZETTI Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 27th Sept ’19 at 2pm. For more information, click HERE.

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Seven Drunken Nights

18th May 2020 7:45 pm

  SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS The Story Of The Dubliners Following its sold-out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production.  Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan.…

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Fastlove

22nd May 2020 7:45 pm

  Direct from London's West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael. Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. The show features all his hits including Father Figure, Freedom, Faith and many more. This is one show-stopping extravaganza you do not want to miss! You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your best-loved songs from Wham and George’s solo career including…

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