It is with delight that The Core Theatre Solihull congratulates our pantomime writer, director and much loved performer Malcolm Stent on his award in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year Honours List.
Malcolm has been part of the fabric of Solihull’s theatre, as well as entertainment in Birmingham, Solihull and nationally for over 30 years and has notched up an amazing 26 years of performing in our professional pantomime having gained legions of fans of all ages.
As a Birmingham-based playwright, Malcolm has developed fantastic work for the stage, which premiered here in Solihull. Work including; Go and Play up Your Own End!, A League Apart and more recently Brummegem Pals, co-written with Don Maclean. These enduring plays have toured around the major Midland venues and wider afield and as they specifically feature Birmingham and its hardworking people were always well received by audiences and have gained Malcolm the respect he deserves within the entertainment industry.
Malcolm’s early entertainment roots grew from the skiffle bands into the folk clubs and finally onto BBC Radio WM and TV work at the Pebble Mill Studios. Alongside his professional work as a comedian, he’s worked tirelessly over the decades for small and large charities across the Midlands including hospital visits, fundraisers, guest speaking and similar.
Malcolm grew up in Saltley, Birmingham before moving to Solihull where he continues to live in Hampton in Arden with his wife Jean. They have two children and four grandchildren.
He’s quick to dedicate his enduring success to wife Jean, citing the years of spending December alone due to his successful pantomime. Waiting up for him to return home from shows and her never-ending support and encouragement helping him get his writing projects through from page to stage.
Malcolm continues to perform at Solihull’s Core Theatre with one-off shows plus charity events and his daytime matinee Music and Mirth shows. He’s appreciative of the special artistic freedom given to him over the last 20 years by the Theatre, allowing him to develop and premiere his new work alongside his traditional sell out panto shows.
This award recognises a career of entertaining Solihull and Midlands-wide audiences and Solihull’s Core Theatre is proud to be considered Malcolm’s ‘home venue’ and offer him huge congratulations on his award.