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Malory Towers for Manchester

Published: 25 August 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Malory Towers is described as the original ‘Girl Power’ story.

Emma Rice’s Wise Children company brings it to HOME Manchester, September 24–28.

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?

“I’ve always been drawn to the years that followed the Second World War,” said Emma Rice. “It’s a time that feels close enough to touch, as I vividly remember my grandparents and how the war affected their lives. My adaptation of Malory Towers is dedicated to the generation of women who taught in schools in that period. Malory Towers embodies a kindness, hope and love of life that knocks my socks off.”

It is suitable for those aged eight upwards.