Following a sell-out run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, Terry Johnson’s Prism returns to the stage as part of a national tour.

And the good news is, Malvern Theatres will be a stop.

Robert Lindsay reprising his role as the double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff, who was‘the man who made women look beautiful’, at least according the Vanity Fair.

It was all about light, as Cardiff said: "The first time I held a prism and turned it to the light it did what the Impressionists struggled a lifetime to do; it embraced the light, split the light; it seemed to understand the very secret of light."

A spokesman said: Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire. His days of hard work - and play – on some of the most famous film sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world... Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter - were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it."

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

Double Olivier Award winner Robert Lindsay’s theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End) and The Entertainer (Old Vic Theatre). Television credits include My Family and Genius.

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.”

Prism will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday November 25 to Saturday November 30. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at