An afternoon concert celebrating Chipping Campden as the spiritual home of the Arts & Crafts movement performed by one of the foremost professional choirs in the UK with music by Elgar, Brahms, Josquin, Ligeti, Pärt, and mo
Malvern Theatres Young Company present Antigone By Sophocles Translated by Don Taylor | Directed by Nic Lloyd
Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Sophocles’s Antigone at Malvern Theatres from 8th-10th August before transferring to make their debut at Edinburgh Fringe for six performances at theSpace on the Mile (venue 39).
BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS THE CLASSIC THRILLER THEATRE COMPANYGRAY O’BRIEN, DENIS LILL, DEBORAH GRANT, OLIVER PHELPS, PHILIP LOWRIE,
APRIL PEARSON, BEN NEALON & GLENN CARTER
THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY
BY EDGAR WALLACE
A NEW ADAPTATION BY ANTONY LAMPARD
DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN
Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible at the newly opened Henry Sandon Hall this July, with this charming interactive puppetry show for children aged 3 – 7.
The Worcester Repertory Company returns to the glorious Commandery Gardens with this year’s must-see event of the summer; a brand new spoof version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous of mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Regan de Wynter Williams Productions present Sasha Regan’s Iolanthe By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Having wooed audiences in the UK and Australia with the award-winning Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe, which broke all box office records on its transfer to Wilton’s Music Hall in 2011.
Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. The 2018 UK Tour coincides with the 15th anniversary of the publication of The Snail and the Whale which is also being marked with a special edition of the book.
Cyclists are being invited to saddle-up for a fundraising challenge in support of hospice care.
St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is holding its Bikeathon event on Sunday, July 1 – challenging participants to take on a scenic 16, 45 or 64-mile sportive route.
‘Malvern Science in the Park’ is set to be bigger and better than ever before as it returns for another family fun-filled day of science, technology and engineering.
Welsh National Opera brings life of pioneering suffragette Lady Rhondda, Margaret Haig Thomas to the stage this summer in all-female music hall style production Rhondda Rips It Up!
The life of pioneering suffragette and business woman Margaret Haig Thomas comes to the stage this summer in a new all-female production from Welsh National Opera.
2018 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF BIRDSONG ADAPTED BY RACHEL WAGSTAFF FROM THE SEBASTIAN FAULKS NOVEL
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Rachel Wagstaff’s highly acclaimed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel BIRDSONG embarks on its final UK tour, appearing at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th June.
Women of all ages will be able to build confidence whilst riding on the roads with a special one-off cycling workshop.
Venue: Swan Theatre, Worcester
Date & Time: 2nd June, 19:30
Ticket Prices: £18.00
Box Office: 01905 611427
About the show:
Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.
We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Simple Minds and so many more. You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music.
Be part of Rock For Heroes.
Reviews & Comments
Harbour FM – ‘A Fantastic Production…… Everyone who attended danced the night away and sang every song’
St Georges Theatre – ‘If you’ve missed this you’ve missed a treat’
Mansfield Palace – ‘Absolutely Amazing performance. Loved every minute of it’
Facebook Review – ‘What a fantastic show. An exceptional group of talented musicians and singers!’
The Ramblers Worcestershire Area Welcome to Walking event is to be held over the weekend of Saturday 2nd. June and Sunday 3rd. June at National Trust’s Hanbury Hall as part of the Ramblers “Walk About’ festival.
We welcome groups, families, couples and those on their own to try out our walks which will be guided by experienced Ramblers - we are offering free 3 and 5 mile walks both days in the glorious Worcestershire countryside.
The 5 mile walks start at 10.30 and 13.30 and the 3 mile walks start at 11.00 and 14.00 - just register at our gazebo in Hanbury Hall car park at least 15 minutes before the start of the walk.
NT members and non-members welcome The views are spectacular, the exercise is just what the doctor ordered and the company is great. We are hoping that we can show ‘new’ ramblers what a wonderful hobby walking is. The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. We are the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.
Anyone interested in more information can visit our website at worcestershireramblers.org.uk or email email@example.com or contact Clare on 01527 821917
English Symphony Orchestra named as ‘Orchestra-in-Residence’ at new Elgar Festival (1st - 3rd June 2018).
The festival, which has the official endorsement of the City of Elgar's birth - Worcester, features symphonic, chamber and choral concerts, spoken word and exhibits.
“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material” – THE GUARDIAN
“A comic genius” – SANDI TOKSVIG
“He’s good but he’s only on the radio” – ALAN BENNETT
Following a sellout tour last year, Jeremy Hardy hits the road in 2018 with his new show, which sees him at his politically astute best but paying more attention to the human condition. With Brexit, Trump and the world in general, he has plenty to talk about but who is the man behind the mirth. What makes him tick? What keeps him awake at night? What does he fear, and hope for?
Jeremy is enjoying his fourth decade as a stand-up comedian. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 34 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 34 years to go. He’s managed to pack a fair bit into his career already though, what with being part of the furniture of BBC Radio 4 (At Home With The Hardys, Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, and recently Jeremy Hardy Feels It), TV work such as Now Something Else with Rory Bremner, Blackadder Goes Forth, and Jack Dee’s Helpdesk, and films such as Hotel, How to Be (with Robert Pattinson), and Jeremy Hardy v the Israeli Army (in which he challenged the military occupation of the West Bank). He has written columns for The Guardian and Red Pepper, and three books: When Did You Last See Your Father, Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, and My Family and Other Strangers.
Back in 1988 Jeremy won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 1991 he bagged Best Live Act at the ITV Comedy Awards. Since then he has never stopped gigging, and there’s a good chance he’s performed in every town in the UK. Here’s a wee taste of a recent show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_AotzQAkIM
Further Information & Tickets: offtherkerb.co.uk http://jeremyhardy.co.uk/tour/
Twitter: @jeremyjhardy / @OffTheKerb
Michael Brandon’s brilliant one-man show takes to the stage at the Malvern Festival Theatre on Thursday 24th May
Audiences at Worcester can enjoy an award-winning performance when White Cobra Productions stage performances of “Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins the worst opera singer in the World” on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May in The Vesta Tilley Studio Swan Theatre at 7.45pm.
Bromsgrove's Charlotte Moseley will perform Elgar's Violin Concerto in Worcester Cathedral with the Orchestra of St John on Saturday 5th May at 7.30pm.
Professional musical, auditioning for local (50 mile radius) talented performers. Some leading juvenile roles, plus opportunities for junior and adult ensemble members to work alongside professionals. Malvern Theatres.
The Best of Queen, performed by Flash and presented by Sweeney Entertainments, pays homage to one of the most theatrical and dramatic rock bands of all time!
The Young Rep prepares for its inaugural production as part of the Worcester Repertory Company’s 50th Anniversary season – a chilling dystopian take on Shakespeare’s psychological masterpiece, Macbeth.
I originally intended to call the show, "I’ll Millennial You in a Minute", but my promoter considered the title, "off-puttingly baffling". That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way. Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.
"Comedy’s Holy Grail. Go See!" Sunday Times
Recognised as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits are countless (provided you’re really bad at counting); Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Briain filmed the follow up to their Big Adventure show for BBC2 entitled Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay
www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne
PRAISE FOR ED
"A masterful display of the comic's art... This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler" SUNDAY TIMES
"Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITELY see" EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE
"Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways" THE TIMES
"Byrne is at the top of his game" SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"It is rare for a comic to merit the word "masterful" but in this case it is no overstatement" THE SCOTSMAN
"A show full of top–class observational humour... A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want" EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
"Superior stand up from the nerd next door" THE HERALD
"There is nothing quite like seeing Byrne doing what he does best" DAILY MAIL
"You can’t help but love him" IRISH SUN
"So artfully crafted" THE ARTS DESK
"One of the top acts to see year after year" ONE4REVIEW
"Left me wanting more" EDINBURGH GUIDE
"At the height of his powers... it’s no wonder this is selling out nightly" THE OBSERVER
"His set had the audience in stitches for most of the evening - they roared their approval at the end" THE STAGE
Age Guidance 16+
Worcestershire CCC have lined up another blockbusting animated film for their second outdoor cinema event of 2016 at New Road.
The Walt Disney classic 'Finding Nemo' will be shown at the County's headquarters on Saturday 6th August at 2pm.