Malvern takes centre stage for new climate change production - The Malvern Observer

Malvern takes centre stage for new climate change production

Malvern Editorial 21st May, 2024   0

AN AWARD nominated theatre company’s latest show is set to explore the impacts of climate change on the Malvern Hills.

The Strange Futures production, On The Bare Hill, is inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, and brought to life by puppetry, poetry and the theatre company’s trademark stunning visuals.

It is the company’s first public performance since their award nominated The Tree Rings took to the stage at The Charlie Hartill Fund tryouts at The Pleasance theatre in London.

On The Bare Hill has been developed by, and will be performed with, a mixture of professional theatre makers and a community cast and singers.

The stories and characters are fictional and have been inspired by conversations and workshops with experts and residents of Malvern, young, old and everything in-between.

It has been created in partnership with The Cube Community & Arts Centre, with support from The People’s Postcode Lottery, Malvern Hills National Landscape, and the University of Worcester as well as generous volunteers and collaborators.

On The Bare Hill is written and devised by Matthew Simmonds, Jane George, William Moore, Alex Lake, Eliza Ann, and Mollie Guilfoyle. It features musical composition from Liz Dilnot Johnson, and technical support from Pete Coxhead, Steve Boffy, Christian Finn, Jamie Shaw, and Chantelle Cox.

A Malvern Cube spokesperon said: “After this brand new show by Strange Futures you will never view the Malvern Hills in quite the same way again.”

Fellow theatre maker, Caitlin Morgan said:

  1. “When I watch Strange Futures, I believe in magic.”

On The Bare Hill will be performed at Malvern Cube from 7.30pm on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31. Two further showings will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

Visit for more information. The show is recommended for ages 10+, with a run time of approximately 90 minutes.


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