The Cat and the Canary at Malvern Theatres: Review
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The Cat and the Canary at Malvern Theatres: Review

A lonely elderly lady sits alone on a sofa in the dark. Thunder and lightening outside the window bring the scene to life and she gazes fondly at a huge portrait on the wall. Soon, the audience are introduced to six potential heirs of her master’s fortune. Something is amiss and the elderly lady is…

Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders at Malvern Theatres: Review
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Blithe Spirit starring Jennifer Saunders at Malvern Theatres: Review

Iconic comedy actress Jennifer Saunders is at Malvern Theatres this week, starring in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. The play is in Malvern as part of a national tour, prior to opening in the West End. As expected, the theatre was absolutely packed for opening night. In fact, it’s very close to being completely sold out…

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Malvern Theatres: Review
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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Malvern Theatres: Review

Two men on an exploratory voyage to the frozen North spot a figure running through the fog. Afraid of him at first, they debate whether to help him. They soon realise that he is nothing to fear and take him onboard. Then, the story unfolds. We are introduced to author Mary Shelley, and to the…

Aladdin Pantomime at Malvern Theatres: Review
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Aladdin Pantomime at Malvern Theatres: Review

Malvern Theatres in Worcestershire hosts some incredible shows throughout the year. However, the pantomime is always a highlight. This year Aladdin, Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey and evil Abanaza take to the stage to captivate audiences with their comedy, singing, dancing and all-round entertainment. As always, it’s a real family performance. There’s plenty to get the…

The Girl on the Train at Malvern Theatres: review
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The Girl on the Train at Malvern Theatres: review

As the audience file into Malvern Theatres, a projection on the back of the stage shows a train window whizzing past the landscape outside. With the audience in and the lights dimmed, Rachel becomes visible in the window. The scene cuts to alcoholic Rachel in her grubby kitchen. Her ex-husband Tom tells her that someone…

Blackeyed Theatre’s Jane Eyre at Malvern Theatres: Review
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Blackeyed Theatre’s Jane Eyre at Malvern Theatres: Review

From Charlotte Brontë’s decision to publish the book under a male pseudonym to the strong, female lead character, Jane Eyre is a feminist masterpiece. In contrast to many novels at the time, Brontë’s heroine fought for her own rights and freedoms. The pen name Currer Bell allowed readers to judge the book on its merits, rather…