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The
Malvern Theatre Company's current and future productions.

Go to the Production History page for information and photographs of our previous productions.

 
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CROWN MATRIMONIAL
by Royce Ryton

Directed by Nicholas Opolski

Set in Marlborough House, it is 1936, and the English monarchy is facing its greatest crisis in 400 years. The new king, Edward, is determined to marry the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson, against the wishes of the Parliament, the Church and the English people. For his mother, Queen Mary, the prospect of a king abdicating his throne is too terrible to contemplate. Royce Ryton’s sensitive drama tells the story of the family at the very centre of the historic events – a family almost torn apart by the struggle between public duty and private love, leading up to the constitutional crisis and abdication of Edward VIII.

14th to 29th February 2020
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.15 pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm


Tickets Available only after 1st December 2019

Single $22.00 - Groups (10 or more) $20.00 per person.    Gala Night $8.00 extra per person

 

 

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WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
by Brian Clark

Directed by Deborah Fabbro
 

A young sculptor who has been critically injured in an automobile accident has been left with an irreversible quadriplegia.  Though his condition is stable, his paralysis is permanent and requires him to stay under a long-term care facility in order to stay alive.  He is trapped inside a useless body with little enthusiasm to continue life.  He is determined to decide his own fate.  The play deals with the theme of patient’s autonomy vs. medical authority and sheds light on some legal, medical and ethical issues related to health-care.  This play puts forward critical arguments both in favour of and against euthanasia.

24th April to 9th May 2020
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.15 pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm


Tickets Available only after 1st December 2019

Single $22.00 - Groups (10 or more) $20.00 per person.    Gala Night $8.00 extra per person



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NOBODY'S PERFECT
by Simon Williams

Directed by Lisa McNiven
 

Harriet Copeland is running a competition at a feminist publishing house to find new romantic fiction; their motto is ‘For Women By Women’.  So Leonard Loftus is forced to submit his novel under the female pseudonym of Lulabelle Latiffa.  When Lulabelle wins the first prize, Leonard begins to have major problems which are made worse when he falls hopelessly in love with Harriet.  With domestic complications from his wayward daughter and rascally old father, he tries frantically to keep up the charade of Lulabelle.  Life can be a comedy of errors where decisions and actions can create challenges that result in beneficial outcomes – Nobody's Perfect and that’s a good thing.

26th June to 11th July 2020
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.15 pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm


Tickets Available only after 1st December 2019

Single $22.00 - Groups (10 or more) $20.00 per person.    Gala Night $8.00 extra per person



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THE FLICK
by Annie Baker

Directed by Helen Ellis

A comedy set in a run-down movie theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The play follows the three underpaid employees, Avery, Sam and Rose.  Avery has an encyclopaedic obsession with film, and Sam has an unrequited obsession with Rose.  Together, they do the humdrum and tedious labour necessary for keeping one of the last remaining film-projector cinemas running, including mopping the floors.  Rose is also the projectionist.  They bicker, laugh and dream their way through shifts in the empty aisles.  The repetitive sweeping and mopping is dull mind-numbing work, yet it provides a space for them to banter about their favourite films, astrology and the splitting of ‘dinner money’ stolen from receipts.

28th August to 12th September 2020
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.15 pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm


Tickets Available only after 1st December 2019

Single $22.00 - Groups (10 or more) $20.00 per person.    Gala Night $8.00 extra per person

 

 

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NOISES OFF

by Michael Frayn


Directed by Gaetano Santo

A play within a play.  An ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors and the backstage ‘drama’ that develops during final rehearsals and tour.  The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy called Nothing On – a single-set farce in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue.  In the end, at the disastrous final performance, as the characters make their exits from Nothing On they find themselves making entrances into the even worse nightmare going on backstage.  The two plots can be kept separate no longer, and merge into a single collective nervous breakdown.

30th August to 14th November 2020
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.15 pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm


Tickets Available only after 1st December 2019

Single $22.00 - Groups (10 or more) $20.00 per person.    Gala Night $8.00 extra per person