Malory Towersin association with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol City Council
The windows shone. A green creeper climbed almost to the roof. It looked like an old-time castle. 'My school!' thought Darrell, and a little warm feeling came into her heart. How lucky I am to be going to Malory Towers!
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 (Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and Brief Encounter), this is a show for girls, boys and all us grown-up children who still dream of midnight feasts and Cornish clifftops.
A Wise Children and York Theatre Royal co-production in association with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol City Council
The Passenger Shed
Malory Towers needs a venue as exciting as the stories and what could be more exciting than Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Passenger Shed? It is as grand and awe inspiring as Malory Towers itself and this amazing space, right next to Temple Meads stations, will come to life this summer.
If you’re curious about what the Passenger Shed will look like as a theatre, watch this for a sneak preview of the early stages of its transformation. See the Malory Towers seating plan below, too.
Premium seats give you the best view of the stage, plus a free Programme. The Passenger Shed is a pop up venue, and seats are unreserved, but Premium ticket holders will have access to first choice of the best seats.
5:30pm, Wed 31 Jul | Passenger Shed | £3 (Free to Silver Ticketeers, Supporter Circles and Champions)
In this pre-show talk, Wise Children’s Artistic Director Emma Rice will discuss channelling beloved children’s author Enid Blyton, infusing Malory Towers with her trademark theatricality, and transforming one of Bristol’s historic landmarks into Blyton’s infamous boarding school.
- Venue: The Passenger Shed, BS1 6QH
- From £21 (Adults) / £14 (Children) / £75 (Family – 2 Adults, 2 Kids)
- 90 minutes plus interval
- Family show – ages 8+ (but nothing unsuitable for younger children)