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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.

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.

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