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. A combustible combination? This could be the end of a beautiful friendship!
Melting Pot Theatre Company presents ‘The Odd Couple’ by Neil Simon. Melting Pot has been on the theatrical scene in Worcester since 2002, presenting outdoor productions in venues such as The Commandery and Greyfriars, and inside we have taken our shows to The Worcester Arts Workshop and The ArtHouse Cafe, and on tour to, amongst others, the back garden of The Dirty Duck in Stratford, where we cheekily presented our 7 cast Hamlet to much acclaim! This is our first time at the Coach House in Malvern and we are very much looking forward to having fun here!
The first night, proceeds go to St Richards Hospice.
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 – Good hunting all!
From the company that brought you Around the World in 80 Days, Twelfth Night and last year’s Robin Hood, The Jungle Book is ideal for anyone school-age, work-age and upwards.
There’s no business like monkey business…
“One of the funniest, quirkiest bundles of talent ever to lighten Gloucestershire’s doorstep” – Cotswold Life.
In the open-air – please bring a chair or blanket.
Friday August 4th – Priory Park, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3HA. (Entry via the Coach House Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern) Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
If wet, performance in the Coach House theatre. With kind permission of Malvern Hills District Council.
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 director; or even Ginette, his pretty, but dippy mistress? And can anyone put up with old Harrison’s dire theatrical anecdotes for much longer?
The hilarious text employs a play within a play device to ruthlessly satirise the politics of the various characters, and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.
“It’s the laughs that matter and there are barrels of them”
“An evening of head-scratching whodunnit and big belly laughs”