Tributes paid to Solihull performer Malcolm Stent who has died - The Solihull Observer

Tributes paid to Solihull performer Malcolm Stent who has died

Ashleigh Osborne 14th Mar, 2024 Updated: 14th Mar, 2024   0

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Solihull writer and performer who has died.

Malcolm Stent wrote, performed and directed pantomimes at Solihull’s Core Theatre for 27 years, becoming a panto institution.

He was awarded the British Empire Medal in The Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to pantomime, entertainment and charity.

He performed his last pantomime at the Core Theatre in 2017,  but he continued to perform at the venue to his loyal audience with his popular Malc in the Afternoon show.

He was considered a friend to audiences and staff and volunteers alike.

Solihull’s Theatre manager Lawrence Smith, who worked with Malcolm for 25 years said: “He has been a friend and supporter of Solihull’s Theatre since the late 1970s, premiering all his shows here as well as writing and performing his successful and long-running Solihull pantomime for over 27 years, during which he championed Midlands talent.”

“His skills and performances are woven into the history of this venue and we are truly saddened he is gone”.

“We’ll miss his warmth, talent, friendship and support of all we’ve achieved at this venue over the decades and offer our sincere condolences to his family.”

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