THERE’S a considerable treat in store for county theatregoers coming up before the end of this month.

It’s a visit from the hugely successful Prism, starring the inimitable Robert Lindsay, which will be on stage at Malvern’s Festival Theatre for a one week run from Monday, November 25.

Its arrival in the county follows a sell-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, and will see Lindsay reprising his role as the double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff, ‘the man who made women look beautiful’.

Terry Johnson’s play returns to the boards as part of a national tour and sees Jack Cardiff in retirement in the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire.

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Multi award winning Johnson’s many hits include Hysteria, La Cage aux Folles, Mrs Henderson Presents and Dead Funny.

Meanwhile Double Olivier Award winner Lindsay’s theatre credits, and hits, stretch back to the 1970s and include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End) and The Entertainer (Old Vic Theatre) and there are also numerous television credits which include My Family and Genius, and a list stretching back to his role as Wolfie in Citizen Smith.

His films work includes Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Grace of Monaco; Wimbledon; That’ll be the Day and others, while other television work includes Jake’s Progress, Hornblower and Oliver Twist.

It’s work which has given him an international reputation and garnered him many awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including a BAFTA, a Royal Television Best Actor Award, a Variety Club Award, two Laurence Olivier Awards, a Fred Astaire Award and a Tony on Broadway.

Starring alongside Lindsay will be Tara Fitzgerald.

She too has a fine pedigree with theatre work including Shipwreck (Almeida Theatre); In Praise of Love (Ustinov Studio, Bath) The Secret Theatre (Wanamaker Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe).

He film work includes the excellent Brassed Off with Pete Postlethwaite and Stephen Tomkinson; The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain; A Man of No Importance; Sirens and Hear My Song and television work includes Belgravia, Poirot, Churchill's Secret, Death in Paradise and Game of Thrones (Seasons 3,4 and 5).

Greg Ripley-Duggan, Hampstead Theatre’s executive producer, said: “It’s wonderful that Prism is having this further life.

"It was a massive sell-out hit at Hampstead in 2017, and Terry’s fascinating play and Robert Lindsay’s brilliant performance are still talked about by our audiences. So we’re delighted that people all over the country will have the opportunity to see what caused the excitement and to enjoy this very special piece of theatre.”

Tickets for Prism are now on sale at the Malvern box office on 01684 892277 and online at