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July 2019

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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  Malvern Theatre Players THE ANNIVERSARY  by Bill Macilwraith Every year since her husband died, Mum has held an anniversary party (despite the absence of her husband) which she has always insisted all the family must attend. Her three grown-up sons are still dominated by their scalpel-tongued, deviously possessive mother, both in their daily business and personal lives, a woman who usually manages to make them do whatever she wants, regardless of their own family needs. This year they gather as…

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  The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new…

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  When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

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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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Under Milk Wood

August 6th - August 9th

  Malvern Theatres Young Company, directed by Nic Lloyd, returns with Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood. This funny and poignant portrait of a Welsh seaside town has always resonated with readers and audiences, thanks to the universality of its characters, exquisitely lyrical language and vivid sense of location. In a first for the company, the production will be staged entirely ‘in the round’ with seating on all sides. Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives aspiring young actors the…

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    Jenny Wren Productions presents The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Orczy Adapted by Jenny Wicks We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere! It’s 1792 and France is deep in the throes of revolution. The aristocracy are holding out for a hero, and one swoops in from across the Channel. A tale of England and France, of rich and poor, of divided loyalties and of a mysterious hero saving French nobles from the guillotine…

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September 2019

The Entertainer

September 9th - September 14th

  Anthology Theatre, Simon Friend & Curve present John Osborne's The Entertainer Starring Shane Richie, Diana Vickers and Sara Crowe Directed by Sean O'Connor 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 memorably created on stage and screen by…

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  Fleabag Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Directed by Vicky Jones ★★★★★'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag,broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip…

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Jane Eyre

September 24th - September 28th

  Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents A World Premiere Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane   “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”  In Autumn 2019, Blackeyed Theatre brings to the stage a brand new adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and…

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