Emma Rice’s Malory Towers at the Passenger Shed

ENID Blyton’s much-loved school novels have been adapted as Malory Towers by Emma Rice for her Wise Children company, and the new show is playing in the atmospheric surroundings of the Passenger Shed at Bristol’s Temple Mead station until 18th August.

The windows shone. A green creeper climbed almost to the roof. It looked like an old-time castle. “My school!” thought Darrell, and a little warm feeling came into her heart. “How lucky I am to be going to Malory Towers!”

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? Can she save the school play and rescue terrified Mary Lou from the grip of a raging storm? If she can do these things anywhere, she will do them at Malory Towers!

Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original Girl Power story, says Emma Rice.

This is a show for girls, boys and all us grown-up children who still dream of midnight feasts and Cornish clifftops.

After its run at the Passenger Shed, Malory Towers goes on tour to Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.

The production has been supported by Bristol City Council Culture Team and Sherborne School for Girls.