Events

The Get Out

The Get Out
When: 3 September, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 7 September, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

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…!

‘JESUS MY BOY’ BY JOHN DOWIE

‘JESUS MY BOY’ BY JOHN DOWIE
When: 20 March, 2018 @ 7:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

‘Jesus My Boy’ is extremely humorous one-man, one act play. It is incredibly moving. beautifully and cleverly written by John Dowie. Previously performed in the West End by international star Tom Conti Meet Joseph, just about the worst carpenter in the area. He first got to know his wife when she returned to complain about a table she had bought from him. It didn’t stop him asking her out and they eventually got married. A pretty unremarkable marriage until Mary announces that she is pregnant and that Joseph is not the father. When the boy grows up, he turns out[…]

WHERE IS MRS CHRISTIE?

WHERE IS MRS CHRISTIE?
When: 15 March, 2018 @ 7:45 pm – 16 March, 2018 @ 7:45 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. She claimed then, and for the rest of the life, that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered[…]

ALIVE AND BREL

ALIVE AND BREL
When: 10 February, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

The finest songs from the master of the modern chanson, Jacques Brel, come to life when this trio of singers perform their revue, ‘Alive and Brel’. Brel’s music, famed for its emotional power and ironic wit, has been recorded by international stars ranging from Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield to David Bowie and Marc Almond. The show features popular hits such as If You Go Away/Ne me quitte pas, Jacky and Amsterdam. These songs, which are laced with dark and passionate observations and paint a tableau of imperfect humanity, will be performed in the intimate setting of the Coach House[…]

DELICATESSEN

When: 10 June, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

​Here is a post-apocalyptic scenario set entirely in a dank and gloomy building where the landlord operates a delicatessen on the ground floor. Living in an otherwise meatless world, the butcher-landlord keeps his customers happy by chopping up unsuspecting victims, and he’s sharpening his knife for the new tenant who’s fallen in love with his short-sighted daughter. She tries to foil her father’s plans by contacting the Troglodytes, a grain eating sub-group of society who live entirely underground. ​ ​César Awards, France 1992: Best first work, best screenplay, best production design, best editing

DEMAIN

When: 13 May, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A documentary about the changes needed for a sustainable future. But not one that starts wit doom and gloom images of what lies in store if we don’t mend our ways, then ends with a “happy chapter”. Not here. The overall tone is realistically optimistic, showing a 5-themed search for examples of projects and persons trying to put each into practice what needs to be done to ensure a resilient future for all of us. Its common-sense attitude especially helps the viewer to relate easily to the (young) film makers. It is definitely “required viewing”. César Awards, France 2016: Best documentary[…]

BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH’TIS

When: 22 April, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

​Although living comfortably in the South of France, Julie is depressed. Philippe, her post office administrator husband decides to try, by any means, to obtain a transfer to the French Riviera. He is unfortunately caught while trying to con an inspector and is banished to Bergues in the cold north of France. Leaving his wife behind, he sets off for an area inhabited by hard-drinking rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch’ti. But before long Philippe realizes that all the stories were based on prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell. ​Hamburg Film Festival 2008: Winner of audience award[…]

LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR

When: 18 March, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

​In a desolate South American village there are no jobs to speak of and one day seems to just blend into the next. When a major fire breaks at the oil drilling site, the oil company hires four men to transport highly volatile nitroglycerine over a rough terrain and roads that have been virtually abandoned. The four accept the job because the money they’re offered is more than enough to allow them to leave once the job is done. The job is so dangerous however that few people expect them to return alive. ​Cannes 1953: Grand Prize. BAFTA’s 1955: Best film from any[…]

LE JOUR SE LÈVE

When: 18 March, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

​François, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun then locks himself in his apartment. As the police besiege the place, he begins to reminisce on how he came to be in this predicament, through his love for Françoise, losing her to the charms of Valentin, his affair with Clara, but enduring love for Françoise. Ultimately alone in his room and out of cigarettes, François realizes he has no hope of escape and decides there is nothing to live for. One of the last French masterpieces of the thirties, forbidden by military censorship during the war for being pessimistic![…]

LE QUAI DES BRUMES

When: 18 March, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

​Jean is a deserter who arrives at night at Le Havre, looking to leave the country. He obtains some civilian clothes, a little bit of money and a passport (and also finds a dog). He also meets Nelly, a 17-year-old who’s grown up too fast. She’s the object of lust for men, including boyfriend Maurice, her supposed protector Zabel, and Lucien, a local hood. jean falls for her, faces down Lucien, and helps give Nelly the courage to stand on her own feet. A ship is leaving for Venezuela, can at least one of them be on it, or is[…]