Events

ANNETTE GREGORY ‘JAZZ AND ME’

ANNETTE GREGORY ‘JAZZ AND ME’
When: 15 May, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  To say Annette has never been influence by other styles of music would be a lie. Annette is open to discovering great music, Annette states ‘ I love great songs and great lyrics’. Annette will be sharing her love of the great jazz standards and her admiration of other great songs that have inspired her. For this reason ‘Jazz & Me’ tour will start in March 2020

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
When: 16 October, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 19 October, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES BY ALAN AYKBOURN   A poignant, timely comedy of two strangers meeting in the midst of an increasingly farcical anti-terrorist operation. A terrorist code-named Cerastes is on the loose, and an undercover anti-terrorist squad have planned a sting to capture him as he steps off a train at a London station. The operation, led by the hapless Acting Major Quentin Sexton, has drawn in two outsiders – traffic enforcement officer Barry and his assigned bodyguard Ez. Initially perfect strangers but their time waiting for the trap to be sprung gives them the chance to know each other,[…]

STEPHEN COCKAYNE (AUTUMN IN MALVERN)

STEPHEN COCKAYNE (AUTUMN IN MALVERN)
When: 6 October, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

On sale Thursday 1st August STEPHEN COCKAYNE talks about THE LANCHESTER MARIONETTES IN MALVERN For period of 15 years, Foley House, Great Malvern, was home to the Lanchester Marionettes. In this illustrated talk you will meet Waldo and Muriel Lanchester, and discover the people, Places and puppets that encompassed their world, before during and after the Second World War. Steve Cockayne was born into a puppeteering family in North London. He worked for BBC Television, and is the author of Master of the Marionettes, a new book about the Lanchesters. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase[…]

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL IN PRIORY PARK

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL IN PRIORY PARK
When: 10 August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Priory Park Malvern

    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 – just for fun! A small troupe of actors adopt a variety of disguises, accents and probably some beards, as Baroness Orczy’s classic[…]

Live Art

Live Art
When: 17 August, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

  PHIL IRONSIDE PRESENTS LIVE ART NO SAFETY NET RISK>INTENTION>EXECUTION Never been attempted by him before with a live audience or on such a scale Watch and hear his extraordinary creative process while he paints a 2.4m x 1.5m canvas LIVE IMMERSIVE ART The changes we perceive consciously are only a fraction of the information we act on every second. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch and perceive affects us. Just by being there you will affect the outcome of the painting. Phil Ironside has been creating and painting all his life. His work derives from perceiving the constant interactions[…]

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[…]