Pantos like the one starring Lee Latchford Evans from Steps in 2019 were favourites, as was Georgii Bailey's performance in Hairspray at the Pomegranate and Giovanni Pernice's This Is Me show at the Winding Wheel (panto photo: Alex Harvey Brown; Hairspray photo: Ian Boler).
Pantos like the one starring Lee Latchford Evans from Steps in 2019 were favourites, as was Georgii Bailey's performance in Hairspray at the Pomegranate and Giovanni Pernice's This Is Me show at the Winding Wheel (panto photo: Alex Harvey Brown; Hairspray photo: Ian Boler).

Roll call of your 14 favourite shows at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel

Chesterfield is a magnet for celebrities with top names from the world of television, music and dance gracing the town’s stages.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 2:44 pm

From the reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion Giovanni Pernice to Mercury Music Prize nominee Seth Lakeman to iconic soap star Patrick Duffy The Winding Wheel and the Pomegranate Theatre lay on a wealth of entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.

The most popular show of the year in terms of box office revenue is the pantomime. The 2022/2023 festive season offering is Sleeping Beauty, running at the Winding Wheel instead of the Pomegranate for the first time. The reason for this is that the Pomegranate will be shut for a major refurbishment programme due to get underway this summer.

Meanwhile, we asked the Derbyshire Times social media followers on Facebook to name their favourite shows at either of the venues.

Monica Kirby posted: “Saw Alice Roberts last week, she was superb. But Menopause the Musical 2 has to take the prize.”

Beverly Robinson wrote: “Dirty Dusting at Pomegranate and That’ll be the Day at Winding Wheel! Both brilliant.”

Daniel Kemp said: “Starsailor were absolutely fantastic.”

And a Christmas Carol made a long-lasting impression on Steve Potter who saw the show way back in 1970!

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