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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.

Opportunity to impress on stage

1:20pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

AMATEUR and semi-professional theatre groups, along with schools and colleges, are being offered the opportunity to put on a play by Shakespeare or his contemporaries at The Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Terror and twists!

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:18pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A THRILL-packed evening is in store for Malvern theatregoers along with several twists and turns when the all-time best-selling novel from one of the country’s leading crime writers arrives on stage later this month.

Smash hit musical

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

ONE of the most loved dance stories of all time is about to burst into life on a Worcestershire stage.

Theatre offers host of holiday activities

5:26pm Thursday 29th January 2015

IT will soon be half-term and parents could well be looking for things to occupy their children’s minds.

Remembering Karen

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

LOCAL fans of the late Karen Carpenter will get the chance of trip down memory lane later this year.

Cobbling capers provide plenty of good cheer

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:29pm Thursday 29th January 2015

REVIEW: The Shoemaker’s Holiday – at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, until Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Oppenheimer hits the button

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:17pm Sunday 25th January 2015

REVIEW: Oppenheimer – at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from Monday, January 19 to Saturday, March 7, 2015.

It's brilliantly bonkers!

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:24pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

REVIEW: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, January 19 to Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Great companion for a rail trip

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:42pm Sunday 11th January 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Britain from the Rails – A Window Gazer’s Guide by Benedict Le Vay (Bradt Travel Guides (£15.99).

Keep on checking the script

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:53pm Sunday 11th January 2015

THERE’S an old saying that ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’ but there could be an exception to this when the follow-up to an immensely popular ‘wrong’ play returns to the county this month.

Not quite forgotten

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:40pm Sunday 11th January 2015

A PLAY that hasn’t been staged for 400 years is one of the productions the Royal Shakespeare Company will be unveiling later this year as part of its continuing commitment to celebrate the work of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in the surroundings of Stratford’s intimate Swan Theatre.

Uplifting tale of human spirit

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:03pm Thursday 11th December 2014

REVIEW: The Christmas Truce – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Great base for sizing-up Slovenia

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:06pm Monday 8th December 2014

SITUATED half-way between Vienna and Venice, and virtually slap-bang in the middle of Slovenia, the city of Ljubljana is a first class base for the holidaymaker who likes to get out and about and explore.

Pantos promise perfect fun

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:48pm Monday 8th December 2014

VACCUUM your magic carpets, dust off your old lamps and watch out for flans being flung - it’s now the ‘panto’ season.

All aboard the stagecoach for a fun night

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:45pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

REVIEW: Calamity Jane – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, December 1 until Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Winning the cheers

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:37pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Won/Much Ado About Nothing – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until March 14, 2015.

Murky moments for mutineers

11:54am Thursday 20th November 2014

REVIEW: Pitcairn – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, November 18 until Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Familiar faces in shoot-out!

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:33pm Monday 17th November 2014

SINGER and actress Jodie Prenger is living proof that the plethora of reality television talent shows do occasionally unearth a real gem.

Marking a momentous event

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:28pm Monday 17th November 2014

A VIOLIN made to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War will be used during a special Christmas Eve performance at Stratford-upon-Avon of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s festive production.

Secrets evade the smokescreen

12:23pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

REVIEW: Dangerous Corner – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, November 10 until Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Time to 'lighten' the mood

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

THE opportunity to get into the festive mood and spirit will arise early next month in an ancient Somerset village.

Feeling 'The Force' in the forest

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:49pm Thursday 6th November 2014

STAR Wars fanatics may not have to head to another galaxy to feel at one with their favourite characters, as it seems the Forest of Dean in nearby Gloucestershire is set to provide an out of this world holiday setting.

Take a tablet and enjoy

11:11pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

REVIEW: The Hypochondriac – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, November 3 until Saturday, November 8, 2015.

It's all gain as Lost delights

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

REVIEW: Love’s Labour’s Lost – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, until Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Dancing with the Bard

10:55am Tuesday 28th October 2014

REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, October 27 to Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Special night with Simon

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN extraordinary play featuring an extraordinary actor will be looking back two thousand years to one of the world’s most incredible events.

Festive fare not far away

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NO matter whether you try and ignore it is still hard to escape from the reality that Christmas is fast approaching.

Poetry from the trenches

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WAR is very much in most people’s thoughts this year with many events around the country commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War or The Great War as it was labelled.

Carrack's as busy as ever

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SOMEONE who could easily make the claim to be one of the hardest working figures in modern music is Paul Carrack, who is currently celebrating over five decades in the music business.

Mousetrap still works its magic

12:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Review: THE MOUSETRAP – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, October 13 to Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Epic tale pulls on the heartstrings

12:44am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Review: The Kite Runner at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, October 6 until Saturday, October 14, 2014.

Sensing something special

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:19pm Monday 6th October 2014

THERE will shortly be an opportunity to escape into a dream world... but only briefly.

Forces for friendships

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:54pm Monday 6th October 2014

MARKING the centenary of the beginning of The First World War is a play about the extraordinary story of two of the ‘Great War’ poets.

Hopping to make the point!

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:19am Friday 26th September 2014

ANYONE thinking hop picking was the preserve of the Kent countryside might be surprised to learn that more than half of the hops grown in the UK are produced in this locality.

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