Spare me the Drama

20 September, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Coach House Theatre
Spare me the Drama @ The Coach House Theatre

pare me the Drama

150 Years of Entertainment in Malvern

The Coach House Theatre

Monday 20th September

7.30pm – 9pm



Join Chris Basset, Director of the Coach House Theatre Malvern in conversation.


Following the demise of Malvern’s short but famous water cure period the town had become, by the late 1880s, a popular holiday destination well served by numerous hotels and boarding houses and connected via its four railway stations to all parts of the country. There was a pressing need for places of entertainment which led to the development of pleasure gardens, concert halls and theatres. The talk will describe these and will look in particular at the principal surviving venue, the Assembly Rooms and Winter Gardens (now called the Festival and Forum Theatres) which

were the home for the ground – breaking drama festivals of the 1930s premiering the work of playwright Bernard Shaw and starring some of the most famous actors of the time..


The event will include a display of material from the Festivals including

scripts, props, and photographs.


BOOKING Please note the Coach House theatre ask for booking in advance with allocated seating. Audience members will be asked to wear a mask where possible.

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