Malvern Theatre Players (Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre) 42nd Season in association with Melting Pot Theatre Present A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. The enthusiastic am-dram thespians test Jefferson’s monstrous ego,[…]
Faced with the grim reality of a life of seclusion in the genteel English countryside, Alex’s dreams of youthful urban living seem light years away; and when a nefarious village plot it revealed, there may be no chance of escape! A comedic concerto: Supernova is the critically acclaimed, funk-fuelled hip-hopera rap musical from Melbourne Comedy Award Nominee Alex Cofield, based on his real experience of growing up under the shadow of the Malvern Hills. Now he’s trying to rap his way out of his routine, rural life and shoot for the stars beyond. “This is quality rapping” ***** – One4Review “A[…]
Sunday 10th February at 2.30pm 1972 (15) colour 102 mins (comedy) Luis Bunuel Several bourgeois friends are planning to get together for dinner. However a succession of highly bizarre events, accepted by the characters even if they are impossible or contradictory, interfere with several attempts to enjoy their planned dining experience. Directed by one of the masters of surrealist cinema, this is a film where the narrative plays an elaborate game with the viewer and where reality and illusion blend imperceptibly. Academy Award 1973: Best foreign language film, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics: Best film, BAFTA 1974: Best screenplay.
Sunday 13th Jan ’18 at 2.30pm 1956 (PG) colour 95mins (romance/drama) Roger Vadim The attractive orphan Juliette is fancied by every man in St Tropez. Antoine, who she loves, is leaving town and promises to take her with him but goes without her. To save her from going back to the orphanage Antoine’s younger brother Michel makes an offer of marriage which she accepts. Wealthy Eric wants to buy the brothers’ shipyard as a casino site and brings Antoine back to St Tropez. Life then begins to get complicated particularly as Juliette cannot keep herself from cheating on Michel. This[…]
Susan Birth, Mixed Media Artist Susan creates vibrant mixed media artwork, mainly semi-abstract landscape, still life and floral pieces. She makes bold use of colour and pattern to create impactful and intriguing images. “I use various combinations of acrylic paint, ink, gouache, charcoal, oil pastels, etc. often incorporating collage. I aim to make a striking first impression and then continue to spark interest through use of colour, shape, movement, texture and overall composition, always enjoying experimenting with new media and techniques.” Susan has exhibited as part of Worcestershire Open Studios and more recently at Pershore Number 8 Gallery. A selection[…]
Eric. C. Watson Animal and Wildlife Artist : Eric is a self-taught Artist from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire having originally trained and worked as a Designer in the Automobile industry. He has become well known for his sympathetic detailed portraits of Animals, Wildlife and Birds, spending time watching and studying in the natural habitat for detail. He started drawing commissions in 1985 alongside working on his smallholding with a large selection of Farm Animals whilst also successfully Showing, Judging and Breeding English Setters. With a steady increase in commissions became a full time Professional Artist in 1994 and started his Art Studio[…]
6TH FEBRUARY 2019 – 9TH FEBRUARY 2019 Here to There Productions Ltd present RACING DEMON By David Hare In a Church of England torn with internal dissension on matters of doctrine and practice, four clergymen struggle to make sense of their mission in the inner city. “Quite simply drama at its athletic and magisterial best.” The Sunday Times “Bracingly intelligent and highly entertaining.” The Guardian Click here to view the trailer This production of Racing Demon is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
“Everybody has their story to tell. This is mine.” So opens Zuzka’s concert in which she performs songs to illustrate her journey as a musician, mother-of-3, partner, career-woman and lover of all things that sparkle! Zuzka reflects on these various roles through sharing songs from the film ‘The Greatest Showman’, Christmas songs and other classics from film and stage. The show offers heartfelt high-quality vocal performances, readings and ‘time out’ to reflect on what makes each one of our lives uniquely extraordinary and celebrate that during the busy festive season!
UN SAC DE BILLES Sunday 9th December ’18 at 2pm 2017 (12) – colour 110 mins (drama) Christian Duguay A Beautiful film not yet on UK release. The setting is occupied France in World War II. A Jewish family knows if they stay in Paris, they’ll be captured and sent to a concentration camp. Their plan is therefore to escape to Vichy where, though under German control, most of the occupying soldiers are Italian. When Italy signs an armistice with the allies, German soldiers move in and Vichy is no longer the relatively safe haven it had been. The story[…]
Sunday 18th November ’18 at 2:30pm 1972 (12) B&W 86mins (drama/war) René Clément In June 1940 five-year old Paulette loses her parents in an air-raid fleeing the Battle of Paris. She meets Michel, whose peasant family take her in and the two quickly become firm friends. They attempt to cope with the death and destruction that surrounds them by secretly building a small cemetery for animals, marking their graves with crosses stolen from a local graveyard. In the end Gendarmes escort Paulette to a Red Cross camp. The film is noted for the guitar music played by Narciso Yepes. Venice[…]