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TWO BRAND NEW PLAYS TO PREMIERE AT WORCESTER’S SWAN THEATRE NEXT WEEK

17 February 2017

The Worcester Repertory Company will be presenting a double bill of new work at the Swan Theatre’s Vesta Tilley Studio next week: two new one-act plays, both two handers, starring three of the Rep’s corps actors: Jonathan Darby, Liz Grand and Victoria Lucie.

DARE DEVIL RIDES TO JARAMA

16 January 2017

It's a strange world in which a speedway star forges a friendship with a literary critic, poet and aeronautical expert in a country miles from home.
This unlikely friendship is celebrated in DARE DEVIL RIDES TO JARAMA, a moving account of why two ordinary people made the extraordinary
choice to leave family and livelihoods and fight in the brutal Spanish Civil War so far from home.

KING JOHN TO MAKE ‘CAMEO’ APPEARANCE IN KING JOHN

4 October 2016

Coming exactly 800 years – to the day – after his death, the Worcester Repertory Company are staging a culturally significant production of William Shakespeare’s King John in front of his chosen place of rest, The Quire of Worcester Cathedral.

AN UNHEALTHY CURE

21 September 2016

Every year the world spends billions of pounds trying to cure cancer. We are closer to finding the cure than ever before. But what happens when we do? Will the world rejoice or will politics and fear soon dampen the celebrations?

PANTO STARS CAUSE A RUCKUS AS THEY JOIN IN FESTIVAL PARADE

5 September 2016

The stars of this year’s Swan Theatre Pantomime brought the ‘festive’ to the Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend, as Cinderella and all of her friends joined the Melton Mowbray Toy Soldiers Band in a parade through Worcester’s High Street.

SWAN-THEATRE-LAUNCHES-AT-WORCESTER-FESTIVAL

25 August 2016

A bit of a special this year – the launch of this year’s professional Swan Theatre Pantomime, Cinderella, has been incorporated as part of this year’s Worcester Festival, and will take place on the High Street this Saturday, 27th August, right in the middle of the Bank Holiday Weekend – the big finale to the Festival.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

11 July 2016

It’s all change for this year’s annual outdoor production at the Commandery as the Worcester Rep takes a break from the Bard to perform Oscar Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest – a hilarious satire of Victorian manners, and a delicious feast of decadence, hypocrisy and pomposity!

WOODBINE WILLIE: POET & PADRE

4 July 2016

Woodbine Willie was the nickname of the Rev. Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy – the Vicar of St Paul’s Church, Worcester who volunteered as a chaplain on the Western Front during World War One. He was known as Woodbine Willie because he would hand out Woodbine cigarettes to the soldiers, along with words of comfort. Woodbine Willie: Poet & Padre details his incredible life in the trenches, with lots of laughs and a few tears along the way

I, ELIZABETH

3 June 2016

1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts on marriage, succession, religion, war, and the challenges to her throne. But time is against her...

THE BEST THING

3 June 2016

Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Set in the 1960s, the show tells the story of seventeen year old Susan, growing up during the changing times of the decade. A bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, the production looks at what the sexual revolution really meant for young people living through it.