Pomegranate Theatre 70th Anniversary Play Season
Join Chesterfield Theatres for seven plays to represent seven decades of The Pomegranate Theatre. In addition, each Thursday you can join the actors in the bar for post-show quizzes and entertainment.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 January 2019
Arsenic and Old Lace is a zany, madcap show shot through with black humour. It’s a timeless and classic comedy thriller that was a phenomenal hit both on Broadway and in the West End.
Tuesday 29 January – Saturday 2 February 2019
Billy Liar is a hilarious and sometimes painfully truthful insight into 1960s northern family life. It was adapted into a hugely influential film in 1963 starring Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie, which was part of the “Angry Young Men” movement in British culture in the 1960s.
The Killing of Sister George
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February 2019
A timeless examination of the public and private lives of celebrities, The Killing of Sister George feels pertinent today. It is thought that the play was inspired by the death of Grace Archer in The Archers.
How the Other Half Loves
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 February 2019
A story of three couples, two dinner parties and one affair… How the Other Half Loves is a fast-paced farce full of misunderstandings and mayhem. It is the play that secured Alan Ayckbourn’s place as one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights.
An Evening with Gary Lineker
Tuesday 26 February – Saturday 2 March 2019
It’s July 4th, 1990. In Italy, England are playing Germany in the semi-final of the World Cup. In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday. Monica wants to talk about their relationship to try and save their ailing marriage. Bill just wants to watch the football.
Please note that this is a play, and does not include an appearance by the footballer and broadcaster Gary Lineker.
Anybody for Murder
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 March 2019
This is farce with a murderous edge. The action hurtles along at lightening speed with an atmosphere of mystery and suspense peppered with plenty of laughs. It’s packed with plot twists to leave audiences guessing right up until the end.
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 March 2019
Jacqueline is going away for the weekend so husband Bernard invites his chic Parisian mistress to stay, as well as best friend Robert as an alibi. But Robert and Jacqueline are secretly lovers, so Jacqueline doesn’t go away after all…