Alan Wallcroft LATEST

Earnest earns all the accolades

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:45pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

REVIEW: The Importance Of Being Earnest – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, May 25 until Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Not quite the full pound...

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:33pm Sunday 24th May 2015

REVIEW: The Merchant of Venice - at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, various dates until Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Celebrating Elgar

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:03pm Monday 18th May 2015

THE last major work to be composed by Sir Edward Elgar will form the centrepiece of this year’s birthday celebration concert for the world famous Worcestershire composer.

Another Kate due for Stratford stage

11:48am Monday 18th May 2015

SOME of the leading exponents of British folk music will be lining up together later this month to appear on stage at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Entranced by the voice

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:48pm Sunday 17th May 2015

REVIEW: We’ve Only Just Begun (A Celebration of Karen Carpenter) - at the Forum Theatre, Malvern, on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Fox factor finds favour

1:35pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

REVIEW: Dear Lupin – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, May 11 until Saturday, May16, 2015.

Unique offering of a dark tale

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:42pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

REVIEW: Rebecca – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, May 4 until Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Dorset town is in great demand

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:13pm Friday 1st May 2015

THE beginning of May has seen the much anticipated Thomas Vinterberg adaptation of Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and first major literary success Far From the Madding Crowd opening in cinemas around the country and has the Dorset town of Sherborne eagerly awaiting the arrival of visitors keen to visit some of the film’s locations.

Fox factor is a great coup

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:49pm Friday 1st May 2015

FATHER and son - actors James and Jack Fox - will be starring together on a Worcestershire stage later this month.

Speech delivers compelling tale

8:47pm Thursday 30th April 2015

REVIEW: The King’s Speech – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, April 27 until Saturday, May 2, 2015.

It's sure to be an acquired taste

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:57pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

REVIEW: Love’s Sacrifice – at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from Saturday, April 11 until Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Powerful tale of the past catching up

2:36pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

REVIEW: All My Sons – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, April 21 until Saturday, April 25, 2015.

It's a Miller masterpiece

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:52pm Sunday 19th April 2015

ONE of the outstanding theatrical works of the 20th century arrives in Worcestershire this coming week.

Salesman sells itself

12:49pm Sunday 19th April 2015

THE Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has just announced that Gregory Doran’s production of Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Death of a Salesman, will transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End, following its run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sweet sounds of The Searchers

12:35pm Sunday 19th April 2015

IT’S hard to believe but The Searchers, one of the most successful groups in the Swinging Sixties, are still swinging and singing and local fans will be able to get a glimpse shortly of the band which belted out such hits as Needles and Pins and Sweets For My Sweet.

Pun-ishing schedule for Francis

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:28pm Sunday 19th April 2015

GET ready to be pun-ished for Stewart Francis, one of the stars of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo is now on a brand new stand-up tour and his fantastic, hilarious new show - Pun Gent! – hits Malvern next weekend.

Let's hit the road...

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:06am Friday 3rd April 2015

GET set to walk 500 miles... the Proclaimers are on their way!

Time-travelling comedy masterpiece

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:02am Friday 3rd April 2015

LOCAL theatregoers will shortly get their opportunity to form their own opinions on what is widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the last century.

Water-way to celebrate Bard's birthday

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:56am Friday 3rd April 2015

A BROMSGROVE-based canal boat company is offering the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Britain's greatest playwright with a canal cruise to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Terrific trio deserve the cheers

5:16pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

REVIEW: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, March 30 until Saturday, April 4, 2015.

It's going to be twice as (n)ice...

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:18pm Sunday 29th March 2015

WINTER returns shortly but don’t worry too much.

Bertie hits a spot of bother

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:15pm Sunday 29th March 2015

STAND by for nonsense, but it will be perfect.

Tale of revenge is so riveting

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:17pm Sunday 29th March 2015

REVIEW: The Jew of Malta – at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, on varying dates until Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Almost 'lust' for words...

10:53am Saturday 28th March 2015

REVIEW: A Mad World My Masters – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, March 24 to Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Seedy times in Soho

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:46pm Thursday 19th March 2015

HAVING enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in Stratford a couple of years ago the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre’s production of A Mad World My Masters is now on tour.

Spoiled for choice of steam

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:41pm Thursday 19th March 2015

STEAM train buffs will find themselves in seventh heaven or better by making tracks to the north and mid-Wales area.

Saddle up for an Irish treat

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:26pm Thursday 19th March 2015

ANYONE who might have enjoyed the St Patrick’s Day celebrations which recently took place around the country might have been stirred enough to think about rediscovering some of the rugged beauty of the saint’s homeland, particularly the West of Ireland.

Arrival of new coastal 'village'

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:23pm Thursday 19th March 2015

ABOUT to be unveiled in the north-east of England is a new seaside ‘village’ designed to attract more tourists to this already attractive part of the country.

Incredible tale of courage

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:21pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THE fearless women who drove ambulances onto the battlefields in World War One are about to have their gripping tale transported to the stage.

Had you ever 'fort' of this?

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:12pm Thursday 19th March 2015

SITTING off the south coast of England, in the middle of the Solent, is a man-made island - No Man's Fort, which will open its doors to the public next week after undergoing an extensive renovation.

Queen of Crime still reigns supreme

12:20pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

REVIEW: And Then There Were None – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Friendship with a fatal flaw

12:23am Friday 13th March 2015

REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, March 10 to Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Double delight for youngsters

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:54am Sunday 8th March 2015

TWO special treats are in store for young children with visits to Worcestershire in the next few weeks of a mischievous cat and a group of characters who spend most of their time under the sea.

Paying homage to the 'Queen of Crime'

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:15am Sunday 8th March 2015

IT would be criminal if the 125th anniversary of the birth of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company were not marked.

Faces through the fence

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:05pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

AN emotive tale set during World War II about an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys is certain to tug the heart strings of audiences.

Top Israeli actor to make RSC debut

12:01pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

CASTING has now been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s summer productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, running in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast worldwide in ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’.

Easter treats in store

11:58am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

SPECIAL treats are in store for families at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre over the Easter holidays.

Rabbit habit is compelling fun

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:02pm Thursday 26th February 2015

REVIEW: Harvey – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, February 24 to Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Great Lakes will be awash with visitors

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:55pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

AMERICA’S Great Lakes look set to be buzzing more than ever with golfers and other visitors over the next couple of years.

Not so lovely for all

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:01pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

REVIEW: Oh What A Lovely War – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, February 16 to Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The realties of war will hit home

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:50pm Sunday 15th February 2015

MANY events took place in the past year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War - with more planned this year, and the war theme continues at Malvern’s Festival Theatre this week with the ever popular satirical musical, Oh What A Lovely War.

Battle celebration set for stage

12:45pm Sunday 15th February 2015

THE 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt will be marked by the Royal Shakespeare Company later this year.

Exhilerating celebration

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:43pm Sunday 15th February 2015

NOW celebrating its 20th year, the Richard Alston Dance Company will be returning to Worcestershire later this month with an exhilarating mixture of new and classic work.

It's 'joust' for you...

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:38pm Sunday 15th February 2015

‘JOUST’ for you is a glorious re-creation of the knights of old in combat.

Tune in to the beat of the Bard

12:30pm Sunday 15th February 2015

A SPECIAL song competition has been launched by the Royal Shakespeare Company to find a tune to set to the words of one of the Bard’s much loved songs.

Inspirational adventures

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:28pm Sunday 15th February 2015

TALL stories will be the order of the day when a flavour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival drops in locally on its world tour.

Back in 'Place'

12:22pm Sunday 15th February 2015

ONE of the country’s iconic studio theatres is set for a revival.

Simply a wonderful tease

3:24pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

REVIEW: Dead Simple – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, February 9 to Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Chance to star in musical

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:29pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

IT could once again be a case of ‘more’ when the Malvern Theatres Young Company stage their annual production this summer.

A few brushes with Basil...

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:23pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

THERE could be a few people feeling a little foxed when a show for all the family heads for three Midlands venues later this year.


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