Spring Play Season at Chesterfield


The Chesterfield Theatres Spring Play Season is back again with three fabulous plays brought to you by Pomegranate Theatre favourites Rumpus Theatre Company, TABS Productions and Talking Scarlet.

The Spring Play Season will run from Tuesday January 14 to Saturday February 8.

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 find themselves staying in a posh hotel, one to have an affair with girlfriend Helen, the other to help him cover it up…and when wife Joanna turns up, events spiral inevitably towards unexpected and hilarious conclusions.

Who’s Who sparkles with mistaken identity, written as it was by those two literary giants Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, responsible between them for many other stage and screen hits including Billy Liar, Worzel Gummidge and Jeffrey Barnard Is Unwell…so it’s no surprise that it has some classy and unexpected variations on its traditional theme.

The second play on the stage 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 January 28 to Saturday February 1.

In Praise of Love, originally entitled After Lydia, is by English playwright Terence Rattigan. It was the penultimate play he wrote and was inspired by the true-life relationship between Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, using characters named Sebastian and Lydia respectively and follows her illness. An almost unbearably moving story of veiled emotions running deep.

The final play to close the curtain on the 2014 Spring Play Season will be The Turn of the Screw presented by TABS Productions.

This terrifying ghost story will run from Tuesday February 4 to 8 and is written by Henry James and adapted by and starring 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 exciting new adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own.

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 begins to wonder if she is suffering from some 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, please visit the Chesterfield Theatres Box Office in person at the Pomegranate Theatre or call 01246 345 222.

To book individual tickets for the plays, please visit http//:www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.