Launch of Chesterfield Summer Play Season

Theatre goers in Chesterfield can enjoy a series of popular plays as the annual Summer Play Season is underway.

The plays are staged at the Pomegranate Theatre, which is owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council and are presented by Paul Taylor-Mills, Olivier Award-Winning Producer and he is also Advisory Producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber, and his repertory company.

The season consists of:

The Noel Coward farce Present Laughter until Saturday 17 August, evenings 7.30pm and Saturday matinee at 3pm
A stage adaptation of the Academy award winning film The King’s Speech from Tuesday 20 August to Saturday 24 August, evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee at 2pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm
Comedy Wife Begins at Forty from Tuesday 27 August to Saturday 31 August, evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee at 2pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm
J B Priestley play Dangerous Corner from Tuesday 3 September to Saturday 7 September, evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee at 2pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “I am proud that the council is able to invest in drama by offering the Summer Play Season at the Pomegranate Theatre, which we own and maintain.

“The plays on offer will appeal to seasoned theatre-goers as well as someone just looking for an enjoyable evening out.”

Paul Taylor Mills, who presents the Summer Play Season with his repertory company, added: “I am delighted that my summer play festival company are returning to present another season at the lovely Pomegranate Theatre.

“For our third year we are presenting four great plays including a classic comedy from the master Noel Coward, a fascinating story of a monarch suddenly thrust into the spotlight, a hilarious comedy of suburban manners and an edge of your seat drama from JB Priestley.

“We are all looking forward to meeting our wonderfully supportive audience again in August and September and hope everyone will enjoy another brilliant season of plays”.

To book tickets, visit the Chesterfield Theatres website at or call the box office on (01246) 345222.