Sunday, 17 May 2020

My Sunday Photo - The Worlds Smallest Theatre

Google the 'Worlds Smallest Theatre' and you'll discover The Theatre of Small Convenience

It gets its name from the fact it was once a Victorian Gentleman's Lavatory

I've taken the youngest child there quite a few times to see various puppet shows, when he was younger, but I'd forgotten all about it until moving back to Malvern earlier this year, I walk past it when I do my fortnightly food shop in Waitrose.


Malvern is renowned for many things. Charles Darwins daughter is buried here. Elgar was born here. Radar was invented in the town. They hand make Morgan Motor Cars here, it has the theatre, the hills, Malvern Priory with stained glass windows dating from the 15th Century, the home of the 3 Counties Show ground, springs and well dressing. CS Lewis was a student at Malvern College and wrote about the gas lamps in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. WH Auden was an English teacher at the Downs School who are also the owners of the world's oldest private miniature railway. 

There's so much history here, things to do, see and explore. No where is open at the moment, but I will be putting a list together of all the things you can do here ready to explore all over again.

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what an amazing little place. I just hope it can keep running as the live entertainment world has been so badly hammered by COVID. Then again, it's probably small and unique enough to adapt. You have also educated me about Malvern. I didn't know about its rich history at all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you should read my post about how much there is to do in Monmouth, a town with a third of the population

      Delete
  2. I love the look of the little building - a fancy men's room for sure. I'm trying to picture puppets here and having trouble!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's like a punch and judy show style with the puppets

      Delete
  3. Wow that's quite incredible, I didnt know Malvern had such a rich history.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's amazing how much there is to do here

      Delete
  4. I love little hidden treasures like that! I wish the designers of public toilets these days had that much design ability. #MySundayPhoto

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the replacement toilets over the road are ugly buildings

      Delete
  5. That is very cool! I must say I've never heard of it before. It is remarkable how much history there is in such a small place.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does amaze me how much there is to do when you start looking

      Delete
  6. That is lovely and very cool. Amazing how much history there is xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lots of history in Malvern. Also Jenny Lind the opera singer (she is one of the characters in The Greatest Showman) is buried there. I think it might be the same cemetery as my grandmother, as I can remember seeing a monument to an opera singer there before I knew more about Jenny Lind. Next time I go I'll have to check.

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis