What’s On

Nov
21
Sat
2020
KEMP’S JIG – CANCELLED @ The Coach House Theatre
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

“And let those that play your clowns say no more than is set down” – advice that Will Kemp may have done well to follow!

In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing for The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and producing the plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR stunt, Morris dancing from London to Norwich.

Based on Kemp’s own diary, “The Nine Daies Wonder”, Kemp’s Jig is a romp through Elizabethan England, sharing the adventures of Shakespeare’s now almost-forgotten clown.

This one man show has been playing to rave reviews up and down the country, including at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at the famous Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, where Kemp’s original event finished.

A “horrible history” for all ages, fans of Upstart Crow and Shakespeare in Love will enjoy cheering the maverick Kemp on his way.

 

Dec
15
Tue
2020
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – CANCELLED @ The Coach House Theatre
Dec 15 2020 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 2 2021 @ 7:00 pm

 

Malvern Theatre Players

(Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre)

43rd Season

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS 

adapted by Amelia Marriette

from the book by Kenneth Grahame 

The enchanting tale of river-folk is faithfully retold in Amelia Marriette’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much – loved story. The combination of nostalgia for the warmth and security of times gone by and the simple humour combined with lots of audience participation will be a certain hit. Mr Toad is in his element in this production, defending his rights as a car stealing, horn – tooting, tyre – burning speed freak. His friends, Ratty, Mole, Badger and Otter rescue him from the worst of his enthusiasms and together the famous team save the riverbank from the hooligan, bullying, weasels in a final dramatic battle. A terrific treat for all the family.

Dec
19
Sat
2020
AMELIA MARRIETTE – BOOK LAUNCH @ The Coach House Theatre
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm

Book Signing and Reading with Author Amelia Marriette 

Amelia Marriett grew up in Malvern and has had a long relationship with Malvern Theatre Players; they have performed all of her original dramatic pieces and adaptions.  Her version of Wind in the Willows is currently in the repertoire.Amelia on the Q3 Walking into Alchemy wa

Amelia relocated to Austria in 2015.  Her new book, Walking into Alchemy, traces her life from Malvern to Devon and to her new home in Bad Sankt Leonhard.  It also tells the story of a 13-mile walk that she completed 52 times in 52 weeks in the hills and mountains of Southern Austria.

“This is a truly beautiful, honest and inspiring book.”  Goodreads 5 Star review

For more information visit ameliamarriette.com

Apr
17
Sat
2021
MY DEAREST KATE @ The Coach House Theatre
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Mistral Productions

It is often difficult to believe that many historical figures were not what they seemed behind their façade of fame and respectability.  Yet the man whose works earned him a reputation as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era hid the bleak reality of an increasingly strained and unhappy union to Catherine Hogarth, seperating from her after 22 years, considering her to have become mentally disordered and an unfit mother.  On her deathbed in 1879, she handed a collection of letters to her daughter Kate “so that the world may know that he loved me once”.  These precious documents became the subject of this absorbing presentation.

Apr
19
Mon
2021
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE @ The Coach House Theatre
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE @ The Coach House Theatre

MALVERN THEATRE PLAYERS

(Resident Company of the Coach House Theatre)
44th Season

 

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE 

By Jim Cartwright 

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.

Funny, brutal, beautiful and sad, this Northern comedy is packed with sensational tunes, bold humour and a gentle heart. Named in the top 50 plays of all time.

Winner of Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Comedy

Laughter and Heartbreak – You’ll be surprised by Little Voice

Exuberant and affecting – sharp and witty