Malory Towers is coming to York Theatre Royal this September and we couldn’t be more excited. The much-loved Enid Blyton tale of life in a Cornish boarding school will be adapted for the stage by the Emma Rice (Wise Children), so we can expect something really special.
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! Expect high-jinks, high drama and high spirits to the background of live music and breathtaking animation. It’s a show for everyone – boy, girl, young or old – and I can’t wait to introduce my own children to the book that introduced me to the joy of midnight feasts.