Trio of plays in new season

Spring season plays at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield: Who's Who, In Praise of Love and The Turn of the Screw
Spring season plays at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield: Who's Who, In Praise of Love and The Turn of the Screw
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The Chesterfield Theatres spring play season will feature three plays from Pomegranate Theatre favourites Rumpus Theatre Company, TABS Productions and Talking Scarlet.

The season will run from Tuesday, January 14, to Saturday, February 8.

If customers book early, they will get to see all three plays for the price of two.

The first play will be Who’s Who, a riotous West End farce presented by Rumpus Theatre Company and written by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.

Running from January 14 to 18, Who’s Who stars Susan Earnshaw, Karen Henson, Nick Gilbrook and John Goodrum.

Old friends Bernard and Timothy are staying in a posh hotel, one to have an affair with girlfriend Helen, the other to help him cover it up.

When wife Joanna turns up, events spiral inevitably towards unexpected and hilarious conclusions!

Who’s Who sparkles with mistaken identity, written by two literary giants, Waterhouse and Hall, responsible between them for many stage and screen hits including Billy Liar, Worzel Gummidge and Jeffrey Barnard Is Unwell.

It’s no surprise that it has some classy and unexpected variations on a traditional theme.

The second play will be In Praise of Love, written by Terence Rattigan and presented by Talking Scarlet.

The play, starring Jo Castleton, John Hester, Griffin Stevens and George Telfer, will run from Tuesday, January 28, to Saturday, February 1.

In Praise of Love, originally called After Lydia, was the penultimate play Rattigan wrote.

It was inspired by the true-life relationship between Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, using characters named Sebastian and Lydia, and follows her illness.

It is a moving story of veiled emotions running deep.

“Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan” said Guardian theatre writer Michael Billington.

The final play will be The Turn of the Screw, presented by TABS Productions.

This classic ghost story will run from February 4 to 8.

Henry James’ story has been adapted by and stars Adrian Lloyd-James.

Sarah Wynne-Kordas will also star in The Turn of the Screw which is based on the provocative tale of suspense and horror.

This new adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn.

A young, inexperienced governess arrives at a lonely manor house to take care of two recently orphaned children. Shortly after, she begins to see strange figures.

The spectres resemble the former valet and governess, both of whom are dead. She wonders if she is suffering from a terrible derangement.

But then, to her horror, she realises that it is not her, but the children that the ghosts want.

Each play will have evening performances at 7.30pm and matinee performances on Wednesdays at 2pm and Saturdays at 3pm.

To see all three plays for the price of two, visit the Chesterfield Theatres Box Office in person at the Pomegranate Theatre or call 01246 345 222.

To book individual tickets for the plays, visit