Malvern Theatre Players – News


Our Next Production – April 2021


By Jim Cartwright

Evenings:  Mon 19th April – Sat 24th April at 7:30pm

Matinee:       Saturday 24th April at 2:30pm

at the Coach House Theatre.

Little Voice has a hidden talent.  Alone in her room with only her dead father’s record collection for company, she sings along with the greatest divas of the 20th century with a voice that is pure gold.  Downstairs, her hard drinking mother Mari is on the rampage – she’s after booze and a working phone line.  When her latest squeeze Ray overhears LV’s secret talent, he realises that she may be his ticket to the big time.  But LV is painfully shy and she will need to conquer more than her stage-fright if she’s going to find her own voice in the world. Laughter and Heartbreak – You’ll be surprised by Little Voice – Exuberant and affecting – sharp and witty. Funny, brutal, beautiful and sad, this Northern comedy is packed with sensational tunes, bold humour and a gentle heart.  

“The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a cracker, original, hilarious and hauntingly sad”

(Daily Telegraph)

Like everything Cartwright writes, Little Voice is playful, magical and terrifying, a view of the world from an unexpected angle, perpetrated by an imagination that notices the dust in the grooves of old records and finds poetry in garish, swanky clothes or the glitter ball of a rowdy northern club”                                                                                                                (Sunday Times)

“A northern showbiz fairytale, a backstreet Cinderella story, with a built-in kick”   (Guardian)

Winner of the 1992 Evening Standard Best Comedy Award and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Comedy and is listed in the top 50 plays of all time.

Director – Denis Worth

Auditions  TBA (early New Year)


To book tickets online through Malvern Theatres box office :-
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Or by telephone  01684 892277

Malvern Theatres restaurant
01684 567751

Feedback regarding ‘The Anniversary’ – July 2019

From Malvern Theatres website:

“Excellent production with a terrific cast. Highly recommended. Well done everyone!”


“A really superb production, hilarious and very well cast. The Coach House theatre is a
little gem and Malvern Theatre Players did themselves proud!”                                       Hilary

On Facebook:

“Great play. Great acting and warm welcome. Thanks for an enjoyable evening, Already
booked for another show.”

Extracts from personal emails:

“That was absolutely brilliant. What a lovely Theatre. What a marvellously funny play.
Future productions will definitely be on our list of ‘must see’ from now on.”
Well done! Great play and very well executed. It had some brilliant twists and turns.

Just the distraction I needed.”                                                                                         Debbie
“Just a brief email to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the performance this evening. What a
bitch that woman was!  My sons should be so grateful that they have me for their mother!!
We thought all the actors played their parts so well.  A most enjoyable way to spend an
evening.  Well done to all involved.”                                                                              

Amelia Marriette’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows” (in conjunction with the Act Up junior theatre group) directors Chris Bassett & Carrie Bolton have decided to put it ‘onto the back burner’ for the time being. We had hoped to produce the show this Christmas, but the current circumstances have made it untenable, but we do hope to produce this lovely play at some point in the not too distant future. 


Our costume & props hire business is now back up and running again, with covid-safe practices in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Our costume hire is available, at very reasonable cost, by booking an appointment through our Company Manager on 01684 569011, we can then arrange to meet you at the unit on Spring Lane.  The Spring Lane unit has recently been refurbished with a mezzanine terrace to house the costumes & props which has enabled us to create a scenery workshop at the front of the building.  We intend to adapt the business in future to better suit the needs of our clientele, as opening just on Saturday mornings has not been sufficient. 

The Malvern Theatre Players is a high quality amateur dramatics group and has provided our audiences with excellent productions over the past 43 years.

We always want new members to join the group, so if performing is your forte, we would cordially invite you to join us as a full member which includes indemnity cover during performances. If you feel inexperienced, don’t worry, we won’t ‘throw you in at the deep end’!  Our more experienced players will gladly provide encouragement and help you develop your skills. 

For those of you who would like to be involved in other aspects of the theatre, we would ask you to become a ‘Friend of the Coach House Theatre’, that would also help to keep you informed of all of the events taking place at the venue. For further details please contact Chris Bassett on 01684 569011, or use the on line application form on this website’s “contact us” page.