Nestled at the foot of the dramatic Malvern Hills, the Malvern Theatres is a hub for arts and performance in the West Midlands and beyond. The famous theatre boasts 800 seats and a programme of top touring drama and musicals that are popular with both locals and tourists to the area. Malvern Theatres is renowned locally and nationally as a model of architectural and artistic excellence, and runs a diverse programme including comedies, dramas, music and dance.
The stage has been graced by many famous faces over the years, including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Ronald Pickup in the opening of the internationally acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot. These acting giants are only the latest in a long line of internationally renowned film stars that have performed at Malvern Theatres, with other big names including Joan Collins, Charlton Heston, Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Mirren.
If you’re planning a visit to Malvern this Autumn, or are lucky enough to live in the area, then be sure to take some time to head to the theatre. Here are our top picks for what’s on at Malvern Theatres this Autumn:
The true and extraordinary tale of a satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Great War is told in The Wipers Times at Malvern Theatres this September. The show had a sell-out run in the West End and an appearance at the Passchendaele Centenary in Ypres, where the show is set. Taking the audience back to the First World War, two officers discover a printing press in a bombed out building and create their own newspaper for the troops. In contrast to the sombre life in the trenches, the newspaper is a cheerful, subversive and funny tabloid designed to lift the spirits of the front line. The show comes to Malvern Theatres on 17th September, and a pre-show talk will be held on the 18th September.
Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, This Is The Greatest Show sees a cast of West End Singers accompanied by a live band take a journey through musical favourites from hits such as The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge and Barnum. It is sure to be a memorable night at the Malvern Theatres, which will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles. Showing only on 26th September at 7.45pm, be sure to prebook your seats to avoid disappointment.
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions teamed up with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions to create the wonderful Shakespeare In Love. Coming to Malvern Theatres in October, this hit film turned play has won seven academy awards, including Best Screenplay. Adapted by Lee Hall for a run on the West End, this Elizabethan extravaganza is witty, funny and a beautiful homage to art, love and theatre. Follow a young Will Shakespeare overcome his writers block and meet the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Tickets are on sale now and the show runs at Malvern Theatres between 22nd October and 27th October.
After a record breaking, sell out run in London’s West End, the critically acclaimed musical Funny Girl is heading to cinemas across the country. Malvern Theatres will be showing the film, featuring Sheridan Smith, on 24th October at 7pm. Funny Girl is based on the life and career of a Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice, and her ferocious relationship with gambler and entrepreneur Nick Arnstein.
Before visiting the Malvern Theatres this Autumn, treat yourself to a delicious pre-theatre dinner in Priory View Restaurant at The Abbey. Less than a five minute walk from the Malvern Theatres, the Priory View Restaurant offers delectable dining with fabulous views of the Malvern Hills and the Vale of Evesham. For just £21.95 per person, you can indulge with a delicious two course meal before your show begins. Book your table online today or call The Abbey on 01684 879193 for more information.
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