Wise Children present:
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Based on the novels by Enid Blyton
Co-produced by York Theatre Royal
In association with Bristol Old Vic
York Theatre Royal, 10-14 September
Fresh from the fantastic two-week run of Angela Carter’s Wise Children at York Theatre Royal, Emma Rice’s Wise Children company has announced a new production – an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers.
This production will visit York Theatre Royal, which is co-producing the show in association with Bristol Old Vic, from 10 to 14 September. Tickets are now on sale.
Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original ‘Girl Power’ story. Join Wise Children for high jinks, high drama and high spirits, all set to sensational live music and breathtaking animation.
Darrell Rivers is starting school with an eager mind and fierce heart. Unfortunately she also has a quick temper! Can she learn to tolerate the infuriating Gwendoline Lacey, or value the kind hearted Sally Hope? Can she save the school play and rescue terrified Mary Lou from the grip of a raging storm? If she can do these things anywhere, she will do them at Malory Towers!
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice this is a show for girls, boys, and all us grown up children who still dream of midnight feasts and Cornish clifftops.
The production opens at The Passenger Shed in Wise Children’s home city of Bristol in July, then tours to venues across the UK including Cambridge, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford as well as York.
The show is officially licensed by Enid Blyton Entertainment, a division of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG). Karen Lawler, Head of Licensed Content at HCG, says: “Enid Blyton created incredible female characters at Malory Towers: strong, capable and always, always kind. ‘Women the world can lean on,’ in Enid’s own words. We share Emma’s passion for these characters and we couldn’t be more excited to see Emma’s vision of Malory Towers come to life.”