Emma Rice’s musical adaption of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers will embark on a UK tour from the 19th July.

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice for her theatre company Wise Children, this new stage adaptation of Malory Towers is set to star Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle as Darrell Rivers, Renee Lamb as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo as Mary Lou Atkinson.

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!

The show has been officially licensed by Enid Blyton Entertainment, a division of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG). Karen Lawler, Head of Licensed Content at HCG, said: “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.”

As well as being directed by Emma Rice, the creative team for the production includes set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound and video by Simon Baker and original music by Ian Ross.

Malory Towers will tour the UK from the 19th July until the 5th October. For more information and tour dates visit: https://www.wisechildren.co.uk/productions/malory-towers/tour

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