A new production of The Graduate starring Catherine McCormack as Mrs Robinson and Jack Monaghan as Benjamin and directed by multi-award winning director Lucy Bailey is coming to Malvern from Tuesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 17.

Based on Charles Webb’s novel, The Graduate sees an educated young man swept into an illicit encounter with an older married woman, setting them both on a thrillingly destructive course.

Catherine McCormack takes on the iconic role of Mrs Robinson, a role made famous by Anne Bancroft in the film version, which was released 50 years ago. She has worked extensively in film, television and theatre and is perhaps best known for her starring roles in the multiple Academy Award-winning film Braveheart with Mel Gibson, and Spy Game with Brad Pitt.

Jack Monaghan who plays Benjamin, took the lead role in the record-breaking West End production of War Horse, as well as featuring in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and Richard Curtis’s film About Time.

The cast is completed by Emma Curtis playing Elaine, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Braddock, Rebecca Charles as Mrs Braddock and Richard Clothier playing Mr Robinson.

Director Lucy Bailey said: “The Graduate is a satire on the values and life style of middle class suburban America. The world seen through Benjamin’s eyes is a heightened surreal version of reality, at times grotesques and absurd. It’s a coming of age play - painfully funny and deeply human."

The Graduate will be at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 17. To book, call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit malvern-theatres.co.uk