21st Jan, 2019

Lipman and Dreyfus to star in tale of Harvey

Worcester Editorial 19th Feb, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A PRIZE-winning comedy about a man’s friendship with a 6ft invisible rabbit named Harvey will be gracing the stage at Malvern Theatres.

Audiences are in for a real treat with an unforgettable show following the production’s West End run.

The play, which will be shown from February 24 until February 28, is about the story of a sister who tries to get her brother committed rather than risk the family’s reputation.

Elwood P. Dowd, who will be played by TV’s Gimme Gimme Gimme star and Olivier Award winning actor James Dreyfus, has only one character flaw – his unwavering friendship with Harvey.

Elwood’s sister Veta, played by Maureen Lipman, takes him to see psychiatrist Dr William Chumley.

But, when the doctor mistakenly commits anxiety-ridden Veta instead of her brother it sets off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone tries to catch the man and his invisible rabbit.

The brilliant play was originally premiered on Broadway in 1944 and won writer Mary Chase the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year.

Tickets are between £19.60 to £36.40 and £8.96 for under 26s.

Evening shows will be held from 7.30pm while afternoon shows will begin at 2.30pm.

Visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/harvey or call the box office on 01684 892277 for more information.

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