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MURDER IN PLAY

MURDER IN PLAY
When: 11 September, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 16 September, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Malvern Theatre Players (resident company of the Coach House Theatre) 41st season present (by permission of Samuel Frech Ltd)    MURDER IN PLAY by Simon Brett    Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory company’s production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play, and life imitates art when Boris’s wife Renee is murdered on stage. Rehearsals are not going well!! It seems that each of this inept group of actors could have had a motive for murder. Could it have been Christa, a fading TV soap actress; or Boris himself, the monstrous[…]

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
When: 27 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 1 July, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Felix Ungar is holding on to life by his fingertips, his wife has thrown him out, and to top it all he’s missing the Friday night poker game cos he’s roaming the streets of New York with nowhere to go and no future. Step in unlikely guardian angel, Oscar Madison. Oscar thinks nothing of stubbing out his cigar in the meatballs or leaving the laundry to fester under the sofa. To say he’s a slob is an insult to slobs. He offers sanctuary to Felix, who includes clean napkins, coasters and vacuuming in his spare time among his favourite things.[…]

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
When: 4 August, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Jenny Wren Productions presents Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK Adapted by Elise Heaven and Jenny Wicks   Warning! Wild animals at large! Watch your back around the Cotswolds this summer as Jenny Wren Productions let wolves, tigers, bears, and even a python loose at an open-air venue near you. OK, so we’re monkeying around – this all-singing, all-dancing menagerie might steal your picnic but they won’t actually bite! You are in danger, however, of exposure to silly humour, slapstick and even some serious storytelling. Darker than Disney, closer to Kipling, this is The Jungle Book in all its gory glory –[…]

Reel Time: L’Argent de Poche (Small Change)

Reel Time: L’Argent de Poche (Small Change)
When: 18 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention. A teacher has his first child, a single mother hopes to meet Mr. Right, another mom reaches out to Patrick, a motherless lad who is just discovering the opposite sex. Patrick befriends Julien, a new student who lives in poverty with his mother and has a terrible secret. Bruno shows his friends how to chat up girls. Sylvie stages a witty protest against her parents. Brothers give a friend a haircut. A toddler falls from a window and is unhurt. Everybody goes[…]

Reel Time: Vivement Dimanche (Confidentially Yours)

Reel Time: Vivement Dimanche (Confidentially Yours)
When: 18 June, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

When his wife and her lover are found dead, real estate broker Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) becomes the prime suspect in the murders. To save himself from a long prison sentence, Julien turns to his trusty secretary, Barbara (Fanny Ardant), to investigate. Barbara, who has been secretly in love with her boss for some time, dedicates herself to her new responsibilities as a private detective and quickly manages to dig up some shocking information about Vercels wife. Best Foreign Language Film – BAFTA nominee 1984, Best Director nominee – César Awards 1984 Cert: PG Running time: 110 mins REEL TIME at[…]

Reel Time: La Nuit Americaine (Day For Night)

Reel Time: La Nuit Americaine (Day For Night)
When: 18 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

The Studio La Victorine is producing a film about a French man who while in England marries an English girl then brings her to France to be introduced to his parents. However, his father falls in love with the new wife and she promptly leaves her new husband to live with the father … All doesn’t go well in the filming either, the director and producer having to cope with an aging actress with drinking problems; the immature, spoiled and needy Alphonse and the emotionally unstable Julie, to name but a few. Cert: 12 Running time: 115 mins REEL TIME[…]

Reel Time: Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)

Reel Time: Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)
When: 17 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Seemingly in constant trouble at school, 14 year-old Antoine Doinel returns at the end of every day to a drab and unhappy home life. His parents have little money and he sleeps on a couch that’s been pushed into the kitchen. He knows his mother is having an affair and his parents bicker constantly. He decides to skip school and begins a downward spiral of lies and later stealing. His parents are at their wits end and after he’s stopped by the police, they decide the best thing to do would be to let Antoine face the consequences. He’s sent[…]

Reel Time: Baiser Voles (Stolen Kisses)

Reel Time: Baiser Voles (Stolen Kisses)
When: 17 June, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Antoine Doinel has just been discharged after a spell in the army. The film tells of his reunion with Christine Darbon, the girl he was previously in love with and his adventures in his jobs: first, and briefly, as a night watchman, then as a private eye, assigned to minor jobs. But one day he is sent to investigate M. Georges Tabard who owns a shoe shop, where he discovers the fascinating Mme Tabard … Best film – French SoCC 1969, Best Director – NYFCCA 1970, Best Foreign Language Film – Golden Globe nominee 1969, Top Foreign Film – NBoR-USA 1969 Cert: 15[…]

Reel Time: Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim)

Reel Time: Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim)
When: 17 June, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

In 1912, in Paris, the French Jim meets the Austrian, Jules and they begin a great friendship. When they meet the fickle and independent French Catherine, they both immediately fall in love with her. But Catherine loves Jules and so marries him. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine falls in love with Jim … This is the story of three people in love, a triangle of love which does not affect their friendship, and tells how their relationship evolves with the years. Best European film – Bodil Awards 1963, Best Director – Mar del Plata Film Festival[…]

Reel Time: Potiche (15)

Reel Time: Potiche (15)
When: 28 May, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: The Coach House Theatre

Based on a French play, The Trophy Wife, Potiche is set in 1977.  Suzanne Pujol, a ‘trophy housewife’ finds she must step up to manage her tyrannical husband Robert’s umbrella factory after the workers go on strike and take him hostage.  To everyone’s surprise, Suzanne proves herself to be a very competent leader of action.  Her adult son and daughter also start to make more interest in the workings of the factory.  Things get complex, however, when she bumps in to an old flame and local politician, and her husband returns to take back his job. Cert: 15 Running time:[…]