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Actress Jane Asher stars in Moon Tiger

Malvern Editorial 20th Jan, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

ONE OF the UK’s most accomplished actresses will take to the stage in Malvern next month in a production adapted from an award-winning novel.

Jane Asher, who has starred in theatre productions of Pride and Prejudice and The Importance of Being Earnest as well as numerous TV shows, performs in Moon Tiger which will be staged at Malvern Theatres between Monday, February 3 and Saturday, February 8.

Moon Tiger, written by acclaimed author Penelope Lively, is regarded as one of the great novels of the 20th Century and has been brought to theatres up and down the country for the first time with its produced adaptation by Simon Reade.

Written in 1987 Moon Tiger tells the story of Claudia Hampton, a popular historian as well as strong beautiful but difficult woman.

Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work – a history of the world. Claudia looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies.

Against a background of world events, Claudia’s own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement.

There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter, and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent.

The book was the winner of the 1987 Booker Prize.

Evening performances of the show start at 7.30pm with special matinée performances taking place on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £15.12 and are available by visiting www.malvern-theatres.co.uk or calling the Box Office on 01684 892277.

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