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August 2021

  Jenny Wren Productions presents Edith Nesbit’s THE RAILWAY CHILDREN A brand new adaptation by Fiona Ross We’re back, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Jenny Wren Productions present Edith Nesbit’s classic story of separations and reunions in a unique re-telling. At the end of World War 1, the Railway Children, now grown-up, revisit their childhood adventures in an effort to help Peter recover his lost memory. With live music, tales of community and unexpected friendships, acts of bravery…

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The Woman in Black

August 9th - August 14th

  A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Join the millions of theatre…

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Electra

August 10th - August 14th

  Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Sophocles' Electra in a new version by Frank McGuinness Directed by Nic Lloyd 'My life is a river. It floods with grief.' After her father's assassination, Electra is gripped by the desire for revenge. Consumed by grief, she urges her brother Orestes to a savage and terrifying conclusion. Malvern Theatres Young Company, directed by Nic Lloyd, will exquisitely harness the power of Greek drama to address Electra’s monumental sorrow, promising a visceral and arresting…

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Looking Good Dead

August 30th - September 4th

  The thrilling Roy Grace series from multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James returns to Malvern with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt, and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Syndicate). No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind by another passenger on a train seat, Tom Bryce, (Adam Woodyatt) inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder.…

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September 2021

  Malvern Theatre Players (Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre) 44th Season The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  By Jim Cartwright  Little Voice has a hidden talent. Alone in her room with only her dead father’s record collection for company, she sings along with the greatest divas of the 20th century with a voice that is pure gold. Downstairs, her hard drinking mother Mari is on the rampage – she’s after booze and a working phone line. When…

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Kemp’s Jig

September 17th - September 18th

  “And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down”  words probably written about Will Kemp  - and word he’d have been wise to heed! In 1600 Kemp, the most famous comic actor of his generation, and William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous playwright in history had an argument.  Shakespeare stayed in London, writing the plays still renowned the world over.  Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR stunt and Morris danced 125 miles from London…

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Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

September 18th 2:30 pm

  A tale of tempestuous relationships, a scandalous divorce, infamous jewel heist and a rescue at sea – all set against the backdrop of the Victorian Music Hall.  And all absolutely true! Nelly Power was a male impersonator and headliner at all the major theatres, not to mention a wealthy property owner in her own right.  But life was not a bed of roses for our heroine; the melodrama that was her life was played out under the watchful eye…

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Petticoat Council

September 24th 7:30 pm

  And where do revolutions begin?  Like everything, they begin with a mother... Petticoat Council is inspired by the true story of a group of women from Bishop’s Itchington, who in 1949 formed the 1st female majority council in the UK, transforming the village into a thriving community. Incorporating storytelling, song, dance & puppetry, this show is aimed at audiences within the communities on which it is based. Presented by Steph Hartland Productions & Boys Club Theatre.

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  Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare An original film from the National Theatre Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and…

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October 2021

My Dearest Kate

October 2nd 7:00 pm

  Mistral Productions It is often difficult to believe that many historical figures were not what they seemed behind their façade of fame and respectability.  Yet the man whose works earned him a reputation as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era hid the bleak reality of an increasingly strained and unhappy union to Catherine Hogarth, seperating from her after 22 years, considering her to have become mentally disordered and an unfit mother.  On her deathbed in 1879, she handed a collection of…

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