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May 2022

Twirlywoos

May 17th - May 18th

  THE TWIRLYWOOS ARE BACK FOR A GREAT BIG ADVENTURE! Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends as they discover the wonderful world around us! Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they set sail in their big red boat. The funny, loveable Twirlywoos are brought to life on stage with beautifully inventive puppetry promising an hour of colourful fun and laughter. From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on…

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  The Royal Ballet - Live Broadcast The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. The reimagining of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s towering masterpiece by Liam Scarlett is testament to the late choreographer’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality which shine through the production. With its sublime score by Tchaikovsky and glittering designs by John Macfarlane, an irresistible mix…

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The Story of Soul

May 20th 7:45 pm

  From the producers who brought you Lost in Music and The Magic of Motown. Get ready as we take you on a journey of Sweet Soul Music. Join the Love train, as we give you the best of our Love and show you there ain’t nobody who does it better. This powerful performance from our talented cast will showcase for you some of the biggest hits of a generation. Featuring songs by Aretha Franklin, Earth wind and Fire, James…

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  Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) - Live Broadcast Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. Sung in Italian with…

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  Malvern Theatres is delighted to welcome Milos back to the theatre in May 2022. “Love at first listen” is how Miloš describes the moment when, as a child in Montenegro, he first picked up the old guitar that was lying around his childhood home gathering dust. Fast forward to 2010, Miloš signed an exclusive recording contract with the legendary classical label Deutsche Grammophon and before long, he was performing sell out concerts as a soloist with international orchestras and in recitals. He has appeared concert…

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  LIVE BROADCAST Straight Line Crazy a new play by David Hare directed by Nicholas Hytner Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he…

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  Nashville may be the home of country music, but everything is BIGGER in Texas! This is one of the biggest country music tribute shows in Europe! An amazing night of country music hits, featuring an all live band. Country music is one of the most popular genres of music in the world and it encompasses many styles from roots, bluegrass and Americana, through the classic country of the 60s and 70s, on to the pop and rock country of…

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June 2022

  The Definitive Phil Collins Tribute For over 30 years, Phil Collins has written a diverse range of songs that have defined generations. And Finally…Phil Collins are credited as being the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell who brings to the stage the charisma and characteristics of the man who fronted Genesis and has sold 150 million albums in his solo career. This production delivers a two hour high energy show packed full of Phil’s solo hits including ‘In The Air Tonight’,…

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  DREAM is a vibrant, fresh, and innovative new full-length ballet based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Working with award-winning instrumentalist and composer Frank Moon, Ballet Cymru have created a magical, gender-bending world of fairies, lovers, and bewitching enchantment. This sparkling re-interpretation of ballet for the 21st Century features Ballet Cymru’s ground-breaking dancers, stunning video projection, and innovative choreography from Artistic Directors Darius James OBE and Amy Doughty. Critics’ Circle Award-winning company, Ballet Cymru is an international touring ballet company for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and…

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  A stylistically unique Band from day one, the members of The Sound Of Springsteen have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music. The Sound of Springsteen were formed in late 2017 from…

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Illegal Eagles

June 16th 7:45 pm

  Celebrating over 50 years since the formation of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band The Eagles in 1971,  The Illegal Eagles visit Malvern Theatres for the first time, with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including ’Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many…

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  ARMONICO CONSORT & BAROQUE PLAYERS DIRECTOR | CHRISTOPHER MONKS  PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: H. PARRY | I WAS GLAD G.F. HANDEL | ZADOK THE PRIEST W. WALTON | CORONATION TE DEUM R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS | CREED (MASS IN G MINOR) THE NATIONAL ANTHEM (ARR. JACOBS) To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the world’s longest reigning Monarch, Armonico Consort will recreate the highlights of the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth II in this unique concert performance. Narrated by Nicholas Owen former Royal Correspondent for ITV News, Armonico…

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  Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – 50th Anniversary Tour – The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2021 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era. Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have…

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  The last two years have seen a dramatic change in the manufacture of cars and trucks as they change from oil based engines to electric propulsion.  The success of this strategy depends on the availability of suitable batteries and the charging infrastructure. Charles Morgan will be discussing his involvement in both the development of electric engines and batteries.

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July 2022

  It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. But disaster has struck the palace as Her Majesty’s knickers have been nicked- call the royal guard! Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...? Tale Gate Theatre Productions, producers…

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Walk Right Back

July 5th 7:45 pm

  WALK RIGHT BACK The Everly Brothers Story After phenomenal sell out tours, Walk Right Back is...BACK! From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.…

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  Celebrating the Songs & Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Frankie - The Concert is an unbelievably accurate and authentic celebration of legendary hall-of-famer’s Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. That famous Frankiefalsetto, along with those incredible four-part harmonies, are lovingly recreated with absolute respect, astonishing attention to detail and a genuine love for the music that dominated two decades! The incredible, award winning cast recreate the powerful falsetto of the 60’s & 70’s icon with absolute…

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  Legend – The Music of Bob Marley Reggae for the world When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast. Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love,…

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  "This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles. This brand new show for 2021 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story band as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including…

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The Monkees Tale

July 15th 7:45 pm

  The MONKEES became a smash hit just weeks after the first episode of their TV comedy series in 1966. But why? How? That first ever “manufactured” Boy Band was the brainchild of TV executives Bob Rafelson & Bert Schneider; selling MILLIONS of singles and albums …starting with “Last train to Clarkesville! Yet even today it remains shrouded in mystery…What really happened behind the scenes? Hear the uncensored truth about Davy, Micky, Mike & Pete …with all of the MONKEES…

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  What a beautiful Noise, it’s got a beautiful sound it’s got a beautiful beat! Get on board for one night only for that night out you have been dreaming of! As we invite you to celebrate with us the life and work of Neil Diamond with Sweet Caroline - The Ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond. Starring renowned tribute artist Gary Ryan, as seen on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’! The show will take you for one special evening, back to…

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  Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion…

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Queen Rhapsody

July 22nd 7:45 pm

  Queen Rhapsody, the ultimate live concert experience paying tribute to the legend that is Queen, is coming to Malvern on 22nd July 2022. A passionate and thrilling show, Queen Rhapsody recreates the majesty of rock’s greatest ever band. Performing hits from every decade of Queen’s musical legacy including We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga and Bohemian Rhapsody, this all new live spectacle faithfully recreates the energy, showmanship and emotion of a classic Queen concert. Relive The Magic! With stunning accuracy in sound…

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You Win Again

July 23rd 7:45 pm

  You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees Direct from London’s West End, now in its 8th spectacular year, welcome to the stage – You Win Again! Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, when the feeling's gone and you can't go on, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes, for the night out of the year you have been waiting for, as we celebrate the songs of music royalty, the Bee Gees. With a…

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August 2022

  Following their successful productions of Sophocles’s Electra (2021) and Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (2019) Malvern Theatres Young Company returns this summer with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Subtitled ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’ Wilde’s play is a biting satire on manners, matrimony and misbehaviour in late-Victorian high society. None of the author’s trademark wit and sarcasm is lost in director Nic Lloyd’s streamlined adaptation, which leaves us in no doubt why The Importance of Being…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

August 23rd - August 25th

  A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD Based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles…

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September 2022

  National Theatre - Live Broadcast Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare directed by Simon Godwin Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not…

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  Conductor: Dan Watson Bartók Dance Suite Messiaen L’Ascension; 4 Meditations for Orchestra Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor www.chandos.org.uk

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  Spend an evening with award-winning British garden designer and Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, as he shares advice and amusing stories from a lifetime in the garden. Best known for his successes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Adam will explore how his love for the great outdoors started from a young age when he helped on his grandparent’s allotment. His fascination with watching plants and vegetables grow, and the wildlife it attracted, has stayed with him ever since. Sharing…

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  Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of our generations’ finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham leads a super-talented six piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed show – from powerhouse performances with force 10 vocals through to intimate torch songs. The world-class show faithfully recreates the magic of the three…

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Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 70 recordings. They took their name from the great Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky. Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, they enjoy a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based.…

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October 2022

  Four Comedy Legends - One Hilarious Night Buckle up for a comedy rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless from laughter! Jarred Christmas has had audiences around the world howling over his hysterical and relatable past experiences, all are punctuated by his quick wit and impeccable comic timing. A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest…

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  Suggs: What A King Cnut - A Life In The Realm Of Madness Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tours with ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again. If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics,…

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Soweto Gospel Choir

October 20th 7:45 pm

  Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for their latest album “Freedom”, a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movements struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir now bring their “Freedom” concert to the UK. Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs,…

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  The brainchild of Brian Cummins who has performed all over the World with some of Prog Rock’s biggest names, this stunning band of musicians really take you on a trip down memory lane with one of the best concert you will ever see. With eight band members in total, all lead vocalists in their own right, including a female three piece string section, THE ELO SHOW go to the minutest details to bring you as close to the originals…

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A Birthday Celebration for Ralph Vaughn Williams Roderick Williams is one of the most sought-after baritones of his generation with a wide repertoire spanning baroque to contemporary which he performs in opera, concert and recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung opera world premières by David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michel van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel as well as performing major roles including Papageno, Don Alfonso, Onegin and Billy Budd. Roderick…

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November 2022

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

November 2nd - November 3rd

  Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!  Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new…

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  Conductor: Michael Lloyd Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor Wood Concerto for Tuba (soloist: Andrew McDade) Tchaikovksy Symphony No. 4 in F minor www.chandos.org.uk

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  The World's Greatest Celebration of the life & work of NEIL DIAMOND… Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon be singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more. ★★★★★ “Close your eyes and you could…

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One of the leading piano trios of the world, the Trio Wanderer celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Acclaimed for its sensitivity, its technical mastery and the breadth of its repertoire, the Trio has performed on the most prestigious international music stages, including Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Frick Museum, Washington’s Library of Congress, the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Festivals in which they have played include Edinburgh, Montreux, the Schubertiade, La Roque d’Anthéron, Les…

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December 2022

  Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK. Their 25th Anniversary Tour will feature the Eagles’ timeless back catalogue, including classics such as 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 band’. They have become a brand name…

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January 2023

  Ex-special forces soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside The Real Narcos and author of The Number One Bestseller Battle Scars; Jason Fox will bring to the stage and on tour for the first time the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces (SBS). From gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined Jason Fox’s service, to a very different battle that awaited him…

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  The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prize-winners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the UK, and given concerts throughout the world. The Piattis are renowned for their diverse programming and for passionate interpretations across the spectrum of quartet writing. They are particularly known for expanding the quartet genre through their collaborations with leading British composers. Recent recordings include…

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February 2023

The pianist Elisabeth Brauss has been praised by Gramophone Magazine for ‘the maturity and sophistication of her thoughtful interpretations’ which ‘would be the pride of any pianist twice her age’. As a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, Elisabeth had many solo, chamber and concerto engagements across the UK. In 2021 she made her debut at the BBC Proms, performing Mozart with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. In a new partnership between this scheme and the Hallé Orchestra, she…

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  Rob Lamberti - A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael The tribute artist that turns a different corner Picture the jukebox centre stage, that iconic BSA leather jacket and unmistakable sound of Mr George Michael. It was 1987. Rob was 14 years old watching an inspirational performance of ‘Faith’ on Top of the Pops’. Little did he know it would be life changing. Six years later, Rob appeared on national TV on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’.…

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March 2023

The Calidore String Quartet was founded in 2010 at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Within two years the quartet had won prizes in virtually all the major US chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs. It also captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the International Chamber Music Competition, Hamburg. As passionate supporters of music education, the Calidore are committed to mentoring and educating young musicians, students and audiences.…

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April 2023

Emma Johnson is one of the few clarinettists to have established a career as a solo performer. It has taken her to venues all over the world. She grew up in London and her career was launched at the age of 17 when she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, followed by the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York. She has made some 30 recordings to date; her album English Fantasy has been streamed 3 million…

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