On at the Malvern Theatre this August...

Pippa Nixon as Thrse Raquin

Pippa Nixon as Thrse Raquin - Credit: Archant

This August at the Malvern Theatre there is a new adaptation of Emile Zola’s love story Thérèse Raquin and a performance of the ever-popular Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar by Malvern Theatre's Young Company

Jesus Christ Superstar by Malvern Theatre's Young Company - Credit: Archant

Thérèse Raquin

A new production of Thérèse Raquin starring Alison Steadman, Pippa Nixon, Desmond Barrit, Kieran Bew, Michael Mears, Charlotte Mills and Hugh Skinner is set to appear at Malvern Theatres from Monday August 18 to Saturday August 23.

Directed by Jonathan Munby, this new version of Emile Zola’s passionate love story is by multi award-winning writer Helen Edmundson, who has received acclaim for her work with the RSC, the National Theatre and Shared Experience. Written in 1867, Zola’s Thérèse Raquin is a story of lust, madness and destruction set within the backstreets of Paris. Married off according to her domineering aunt’s wishes, the beautiful heroine becomes trapped in a loveless marriage to her cousin, Camille. Every Thursday evening she watches her aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominoes, until one day Camille brings along an old friend, the alluring and athletic Laurent. As he and Thérèse embark on an illicit affair, a turbulent passion is unleashed, sealing their fate with devastating consequences.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Malvern Theatres Young Company are performing their 2014 production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Malvern Theatres from August 19-23. The company of young performers aged 14-21 received standing ovations last year for their production of Les Miserables: Schools Edition and they hope to repeat their success this year.

Jesus Christ Superstar is based on the story of the last seven days of Jesus of Nazareth leading up to his crucifixion. The popular rock-flavoured musical numbers include ‘Superstar’, ‘Heaven on their Minds’ and ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’. Andy Reiss of Beyond the Barricade Company will return to direct.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven

In the 1950’s, a new phenomenon came blasting through the American airwaves, over the Atlantic and into our own homes here Britain. This phenomenon was Rock ‘n’ Roll. The likes of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, and Elvis, The King himself, would soon be entertaining millions all over the world with their unique style of music. Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven is a showcase of these classic icons of rock and will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from August 26–30.

This parade of classic rock hits will feature Del Shannon’s recordings of Runaway, Hats Off To Larry, Swiss Maid, So Long Baby, Keep Searchin’ and many many more. Ricky Nelson, who some argue is the only real contender for Elvis’s throne in America, will be represented by his hits Poor Little Fool, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Hello Mary-Lou and Travelling Man and Garden Party. Eddie Cochran’s raunchy anthems include Three Steps To Heaven, Something Else, Weekend and Come On Everybody.

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For tickets, visit: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

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