Review: Dirty Dusting cleans up at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate

Dirty Dusting at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.
Dirty Dusting at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.
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Hordes of women cackling with glee are turning Fridays into hen nights at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.

They laughed so loud at Dirty Dusting that some of the dialogue was drowned out.

Close on a sell-out crowd packed the theatre last week to see Benidorm star Chrissy Rock brandishing a feather duster as redundancy-threatened cleaner Elsie who sets up a saucy sideline.

Leah Bell starred as Gladys, unlikely phone sex operator who barked at clients and was clueless about crotchless knickers.

Dolores Porretta as cleaner colleague Olive added a fitting reference to European employment laws on a day of victory for Brexit activists.

Lee Brannigan as mean boss who got his come-uppance, stripped to red satin boxers and the women emerged in outfits worthy of an Ann Summers shop for an eye-popping finale.

In a crowd-pleasing move, the cast posed for photos on stage and filmed the audience for Facebook.