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Dual delight in fine comedy

12:48pm Thursday 1st October 2015

REVIEW: Before the Party – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, September 28 to Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Powerful and painful

12:45pm Thursday 1st October 2015

REVIEW: Hecuba – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from Thursday, September 17 to Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Special offer for local audiences

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:33pm Sunday 27th September 2015

THE Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed production of Richard II, which starred David Tennant in the title role is being made available to audiences in local venues such as village halls, community centres and film clubs.

Sharing the stage at last

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:17pm Sunday 27th September 2015

TWO of the UK’s best-loved stars of stage and screen are about to perform together for the first time.

Friends to the fore with fuchsias

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:46pm Sunday 27th September 2015

THE weekend’s sunshine brought huge crowds flocking to the annual two-day Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground.

Crowning glory

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:32pm Saturday 26th September 2015

REVIEW: Henry V – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, October 25, 2015.

A touch tedious

9:50am Saturday 26th September 2015

REVIEW: Father Brown - The Curse of the Invisible Man – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Wonders above and below the waves

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:32pm Monday 14th September 2015

MIDLANDS audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to local theatres this autumn after a highly successful first tour in 2014.

Tribute to Pitney's music

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:13pm Monday 14th September 2015

IRISH singer Tommy Carey’s idol will always be American singer-songwriter Gene Pitney and he brings his tribute show to Malvern’s Forum Theatre later this month.

Now you see him... or her...

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:08pm Monday 14th September 2015

MULTIPLE murders have been committed, but the culprit leaves no trace. Can he … or she … be truly invisible?

Opportunity for all to join in

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:35pm Monday 14th September 2015

THE nation is being invited to join in with one of next year’s major productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company when it marks Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.

Gunning for love

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:30pm Monday 14th September 2015

AN epic wartime romance will be ‘flying’ into Worcestershire this week.

Murder tale struggles to spark

10:51am Saturday 5th September 2015

REVIEW: A Murder is Announced – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Wednesday, September 2 to Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Show's special celebration

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:11pm Sunday 30th August 2015

GETTING set to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Malvern Autumn Show will return this September with a feast of family entertainment, artisan produce, and food and gardening royalty.

Another mission for Miss Marple

2:08pm Sunday 30th August 2015

AGATHA Christie fans should have their diaries at the ready as a murder is announced!

Live show to aid living

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:56pm Sunday 30th August 2015

YOUNG people throughout Worcestershire are set to benefit from a special one-off charity night.

Spiky times in suburbia

11:05pm Thursday 20th August 2015

REVIEW: Absent Friends – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Wednesday, August 19 until Saturday, August 22, 2015.

More, definitely more…

12:50pm Thursday 20th August 2015

REVIEW: Oliver – at the Forum Theatre, Malvern, on Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18, 2015.

Classic monologues

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:32pm Sunday 16th August 2015

FANS of playwright Alan Bennett have a treat in store when three of his original hugely acclaimed monologues are performed later this month at Malvern’s Festival Theatre.

Plenty for everyone's plate

12:15pm Sunday 16th August 2015

IT’S a special time next month for the Malvern Autumn Show as it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary,.

Here's hoping for much more!

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:35pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

RECENT years have seen the relatively new Malvern Theatres Young Company steadily add to their burgeoning reputation.

Festive fare not far away

3:31pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

IT’S a little early to be thinking of Christmas, especially with many families still to head off on their summer holidays, but it’s not stopping the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from being keen to let everyone know of the treats that are in store.

History continues to unfold

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:29pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

WELL-KNOWN Irish film actress, Derbhle Crotty, returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to play the title role in Hecuba when it opens next month in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tension at tea-time

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:24pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

IT’S back to the 1970s at Malvern’s Festival Theatre later this month for the return of a popular comedy from one of the country’s leading playwrights, Alan Ayckbourn.

A 'Shaw-fire' winner

6:29pm Friday 31st July 2015

REVIEW: Mrs Warren’s Profession – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, July 28 until Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Provocative period drama

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:13pm Monday 27th July 2015

THE audience at Malvern’s Festival Theatre might well be forgiven for looking over their shoulders when the theatre stages Mrs Warren’s Profession throughout this week.

It's a good time with Goodman

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:08pm Sunday 26th July 2015

REVIEW: Volpone - at the Swan Theatre. Stratford-upon-Avon, various dates until Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Worrying times in Whitechapel

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:27pm Thursday 16th July 2015

DARK deeds are afoot in Victorian Whitechapel in a mystery thriller heading for Malvern’s Festival Theatre next week.

Shakespeare on speed

Droitwich Advertiser: Complete Works of Shakespeare crammed into fun-packed 90 minute show in Dartford

10:47pm Monday 6th July 2015

LOVERS of Shakespeare will get the chance this week to see all of the Bard’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes.

They're top of the class

7:04pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

REVIEW: The History Boys – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, June 29 until Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Boldness offers ample reward

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:58pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

REVIEW: Othello - at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stratford-upon-Avon, various dates until Friday, August 28, 2015.

Super suspense

11:58pm Thursday 25th June 2015

REVIEW: The Business of Murder – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, June 23 until Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Show to shout about

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:41pm Monday 22nd June 2015

SAY it softly, better still, say it quickly… but it has been 50 years since one of the most successful Folk/Rock duos of all time recorded their first number one hit single - The Sound of Silence.

Twists and turns

9:36pm Monday 22nd June 2015

THEATREGOERS who love a good murder thriller will be in their element if they pop along to Malvern’s Festival Theatre this week.

Twists and turns

1:04pm Saturday 20th June 2015

THEATREGOERS who love a good murder thriller will be in their element if they pop along to Malvern’s Festival Theatre this week.

Shredding of emotions

3:49pm Thursday 18th June 2015

REVIEW: The Father – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Tuesday, June 16 until Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Weather fails to dampen show's spirits

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:17pm Monday 15th June 2015

THIS year’s Royal Three Counties Show may have suffered a mixed bag of weather during its three day extravaganza at its Malvern showground over the weekend but can still be considered to be another success.

Spectacular show for all the family

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:51am Sunday 7th June 2015


Setting foot into French history

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:21pm Saturday 6th June 2015

HISTORY under your feet will definitely be on offer for any keen walkers wanting to take up the opportunity to visit the Cathar castles of the French Pyrenees, but be warned - it will definitely test your fitness.

Welcome returns

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:10pm Saturday 6th June 2015

RETURNING to the Royal Shakespeare Company next month for the first time in 12 years is the versatile Henry Goodman.

Spirited offering

12:19pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

REVIEW: The Woman in Black – at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, from Monday, June 1 until Saturday, June 6, 2015.

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.

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