It’s been confirmed that Emma Rice’s musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers will return this Summer with a run at the Southbank Centre.

Producer David Pugh is set to present Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towersoriginally created with Wise Children for a run at the Southbank Centre from the 29th July.

This new production is co-produced with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the production will open on 27th March 2020, before going on a national tour, concluding at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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 production is set to star Rosie Abraham as Sally Hope, Alison Arnopp as Gwendoline Lacey, Georgia Bruce as Bill Robinson, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Dupont, Bobbie Little as Alicia Johns, Naomi Morris as Mary Lou Atkinson and Alice Vilanculo as Darrell Rivers, with  Katy Ellis and Stephanie Hockley.

Adapted and 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 play at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from the 29th July until the 31st August.