Events

VESTA BY CHRIS JAEGER

VESTA BY CHRIS JAEGER
When: 27 October, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  On A Role and the Worcester Repertory Company proudly present Vesta, a one woman show about the life and music of Vesta Tilley, written by Chris Jaeger and performed by actress and singer Claire Worboys. Vesta Tilley is one of the most remarkable female entertainers that has ever lived.  Born in Worcester in 1864, she became an international superstar, equally famous on both sides of the Atlantic. She always appeared on stage dressed as a man, although ironically, she did a great deal to further the cause of the women’s emancipation. When she retired, nearly 2 million people signed the “People’s Tribute to Vesta Tilley”  She was[…]

WHERE IS MRS CHRISTIE? BY CHRIS JAEGER

WHERE IS MRS CHRISTIE? BY CHRIS JAEGER
When: 26 October, 2019 @ 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[…]

JESUS MY BOY BY JOHN DOWIE

JESUS MY BOY BY JOHN DOWIE
When: 25 October, 2019 @ 7:45 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  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 to have a remarkable talent with wood, lending further weight to the idea that Joseph may not be the father! The young man has more important things to do than make[…]

THE SECOND BEST BED BY AVRIL ROWLANDS

THE SECOND BEST BED BY AVRIL ROWLANDS
When: 24 October, 2019 @ 7:45 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing, the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was he? Did he write the plays? His widow would know if anybody did. Wouldn’t she?

The Anniversary

The Anniversary
When: 15 July, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 20 July, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

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 usual, but the worms turn and fearing she is losing control over her sons, Mum resorts to the most despicable means[…]

Malvern French Film Centre – INDOCHINE

Malvern French Film Centre - INDOCHINE
When: 16 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Sunday 16th June ’19 at 7pm 1992 (15) colour 159min (drama/romance) Regis Wargnier The setting is Indochina, during the decline of French colonialism. Eliane, is a wealthy French widow. When two of her closest friends are killed in a plane crash she raises their daughter Camille, a Vietnamese princess, as if she was her own. The film charts the attempts of Camille to find and be with the young naval officer she fell in love with after he saved her life. The story is set against the rise of communism that ultimately led to the independence of French Indochina and[…]

Malvern French Film Centre – LE COLONEL CHABERT

Malvern French Film Centre - LE COLONEL CHABERT
When: 19 May, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Sunday 19th May ’19 at 7pm 1994 (PG) – colour 110mins (history/romance) Yves Angelo Colonel Chabert was so severely wounded in the Battle of Eylau that the medical examiner signed his death certificate. Regaining his health and memory, he returns to Paris, where his “widow”, Anne has married Count Ferraud and is financing his rise to power witth Chabert’s money. Anne refuses to recognise Chabert, who hires a lawyer to help him get back his money and his honor. However, rejected by his wife, and later condemned for vagrancy, Chabert’s life ends in poverty in an asylum. César Awards, 1994: nominated[…]

Malvern French Film Centre – Les amants

Malvern French Film Centre - Les amants
When: 14 April, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Sunday 14th April ’19 at 7pm 1958 (15) B/W 90mins (drama/romance) Louis Malle Jeanne lives in Dijon with her boring husband Henri. She escapes to Paris regularly where she can spend time with her friend Maggy and Raoul, Maggy’s friend and Jeanne’s lover. Henri insists Maggy and Raoul are invited to Dijon to stay, but on that day Jeanne’s car breaks down and she is given a lift home by Bernard, who is consequently invited to stay for dinner. Afterwards, ignoring her husband and spurning the advances of Raoul, she spends some time, and ultimately the night, with the attentive[…]

ANONYMOUS IS A WOMAN: IT IS NOW

ANONYMOUS IS A WOMAN: IT IS NOW
When: 24 February, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

30th of July 1966, a date that would go down in history; when two sides collide, a day filled with ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’, as you are invited to the wedding of Laura and Joe. Whether you’re on the side of the bride or the groom, of England or (dare I say it?) Germany, you can expect to join them for a raucous evening of laughs, romance, drama, and the sounds of the swinging sixties

ALIVE AND BREL

ALIVE AND BREL
When: 15 March, 2019 @ 7:30 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 iconic 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 presented in the intimate setting of the Coach House Theatre. Singers Tim Brown,[…]