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Chesterfield Theatres new season announced

Chesterfield Theatres is pleased to announce its Autumn 2018 season.

At the Pomegranate Theatre, highlights include a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 September and Salad Days; an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 September.

At the Winding Wheel, highlights include G4 Live in concert, Jason Donovan’s Amazing Midlife Crisis tour, the Shaolin Warriors and Dave Spikey’s Juggling on a Motorbike tour.

From Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 November, Chesterfield Theatres is delighted to welcome the return of the hit musical Blood Brothers. The legendary play tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

There are also additional cinema screenings at the Pomegranate Theatre, with newly – released films, and satellite broadcasts of performances and events, including from the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera, NT Live, RSC Live, and many others.

100 years since WWI

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, there is an extensive programme of events scheduled for September to November and including The Fulstow Boys, Pack up your Troubles and a stage adaptation of Michael Morpugo’s Private Peaceful.

On Wednesday 31 October, celebrated military historian, Peter Hart will present his fascinating talk The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front, 1918. On Sunday 4 and Monday 5 November, a two day film festival at the Pomegranate Theatre showcases some of the best films about the war; including Lawrence of Arabia, War Horse, Regeneration, All Quiet on the Western Front and Oh! What a Lovely War. The series concludes with new play The Eleventh Hour, showing from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 November.

For the family

Highlights for families include The Snail and the Whale, Little Baby Bum and Peppa Pig’s Adventure. With a more festive feel, Father Christmas Needs A Wee returns on Sunday 18 November.

This year’s spectacular pantomime is Cinderella, starring Roxanne Pallett (Emmerdale & Dancing on Ice) and Rhydian Roberts (X Factor). Running from Saturday 1 December to Sunday 6 January 2019.

70 years of the Pomegranate

During spring 2019, the Pomegranate Theatre will be celebrating it’s 70th anniversary with a season of seven plays over seven weeks, and there will be a special season ticket offer – seven plays for the price of four!

The series of plays include Arsenic and Old Lace, Billy Liar, The Killing of Sister George, How the Other Half Loves, An Evening with Gary Lineker, Anybody for Murder and Don’t Dress for Dinner.

For more Chesterfield events visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/visiting/events.

Chesterfield Theatres new season

Chesterfield Theatres new season

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