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Susan Birth – Artist’s Exhibition @ Sir Barry Jackson Room @ The Coach House Theatre
Jan 5 – Mar 3 all-day

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
“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 of her work is also on display in the Cider Barn Gallery near Presteigne. She has participated in a number of Pop-Up Art Initiative events organized by ‘Architectural Impressions’ including the ‘Christmas Arts’ event in the Henry Sandon Hall, Worcester.

Instagram @susanbirth
Twitter @susanbirthArt


Photo by Lewis Membery



**This event is not ticketed.  If you wish to view the exhibition outside of performance times, please contact the theatre on 01684 569011**

ANONYMOUS IS A WOMAN: IT IS NOW @ The Coach House Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
ANONYMOUS IS A WOMAN: IT IS NOW @ 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 @ The Coach House Theatre
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm
ALIVE AND BREL @ 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 pasJacky 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, Alison Allan and Steve Allan have been praised by Stagetalk Magazine as ‘a surprise package, where the blending of the voices was particularly pleasing and gave the performance originality’ and the Hereford Times said their recent show at the Three Choirs Festival  was ‘altogether a charming way to end the evening’. Accompanied by Jon Weller on piano and Esther Kay on flute, Alive and Brel is guaranteed to raise a smile or bring a tear to the eye.

A BUNCH OF AMATEURS @ The Coach House Theatre
Apr 8 @ 12:00 am – Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS @ The Coach House Theatre

Malvern Theatre Players

(Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre)

42nd Season

in association with Melting Pot Theatre Present


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, vanity and insecurity to the limit as acting worlds collide and his career implodes, but he finally discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear.

Originally conceived as a film in 2008 starring Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond, it was premiered as a Play at the Watermill Theatre in 2014.

“terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue ….. plenty of twists and turns” –  Whatsonstage

“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare …… a laugh a minute” – Mail on Sunday

“a tremendous laugh … terrific tenderness … captures the love and spirit of the best amateur performances” – Stratford Herald