Girl power goes on tour

Published: 9 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Original 2019 cast of Malory Towers Credit: Steve Tanner

A new production of Emma Rice’s musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, co-produced with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the production will open on March 27, also comes to the The Lowry in Salford April 21–25.

It’s also at Storyhouse in Chester June 30 to July 4.

It will 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.

Malory Towers is described as the original ‘Girl Power’ story, filled with high jinks, high drama and high spirits, set to live music and 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?