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June 2018

Birdsong

June 26th - June 30th

  By Sebastian Faulks Presented by Birdsong Productions in association with Original Theatre Company Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks. In pre-war France a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former…

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July 2018

  BILL KENWRIGHT Presents The Classic Thriller Theatre Company Starring GRAY O’BRIEN, DENIS LILL, DEBORAH GRANT, OLIVER PHELPS, PHILIP LOWRIE, APRIL PEARSON, BEN NEALON and GLENN CARTER in The Case of the Frightened Lady A NEW ADAPTATION BY ANTONY LAMPARD DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled…

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  What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences. Cert: 12A

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August 2018

Emma in Priory Park

August 4th 7:00 pm

  Jenny Wren Productions present Jane Austen’s EMMA Adapted by Martin Millar and Doon MacKichan Jenny Wren Productions delve into the dating scene of the early 19th century in this playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Emma constantly tries to pair off her unfortunate friend Harriet Smith with unsuitable men but is convinced that, for herself, the single life is the only way. Matches are made and unmade quicker than you can say “how delightful”, but after all the…

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MTYC Antigone

August 8th - August 10th

  Using Don Taylor's translation, originally commissioned by the BBC, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles's deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring into focus the timeless conflict between the needs of the individual and those of the state. Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives 16-24-year-olds the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. This will be the company's ninth production…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

August 13th - August 18th

  Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy.  The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!  As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed "a gut-busting hit" by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of…

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September 2018

The Get Out

September 3rd - September 8th

Malvern Theatre Players are proud to present A technical comedy by Nick Wilkes The Get Out   The curtain has fallen... The performance has concluded and the audience are on their way home. For some however, the evening has only just begun... Props to pack away, Furniture to move, Scenery to take down, Lights to lower, Ropes to haul, A lorry to pack, A lost microphone to locate, A romance to conclude, And no accidents please...!    

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NT Live: Julie

September 6th 7:00 pm

  National Theatre Live  Julie by Polly Stenham after Strindberg  Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing…

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  Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor... David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent…

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Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of a satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Great War. Following a sell-out West End run and an appearance at the Passchendaele Centenary in Ypres, The Wipers Times comes to Malvern in Autumn 2018. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and…

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