THE acclaimed hit comedy, Admissions, is set to be admitted to Malvern Theatres, for the entertainment of a local audience.

A spokesman said: “Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda) star in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from Joshua Harmon, the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews.

“Following its hugely successful run in New York, Admissions opened at London’s Trafalgar Studios before embarking on a UK tour, and is set to appear on stage at Malvern Theatres from June 10 to June 15.”

The spokesman added: “The New York production received huge critical acclaim during its Lincoln Center Theater run, with The New York Times describing the show as “astonishing and daring”, The Hollywood Reporter calling the show “smart, hilarious and provocative”. Theatre Mania hailed it “a scorching new drama... lands like a gut-punch“ and Time Out New York raved about the play, awarding it four stars. Admissions also won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.

Sherri (Alex Kingston) is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about it. When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend - who ‘ticks more boxes’ - is accepted, Sherri’s personal ambition collides with her progressive values.

The spokesman added: “Piercing and provocative, Admissions is 90 minutes long, but the debate will take you through the night.

“Alex Kingston is a highly acclaimed, award-winning star of stage and screen. She is best known for playing Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER and River Song in BBC’s Doctor Who. Other TV credits include Law & Order, Lost in Austen and most recently A Discovery of Witches. Her varied stage career has included roles in Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest with Christian Slater, as well as frequent work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.”

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office: 01684 892277