The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

13 celebrities you won't believe have appeared in Chesterfield

Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre is celebrating its 70th birthday and to mark the anniversary we look at some of the big names who have trodden the boards in the town.

A surprising number of international stars who went on become household names cut their teeth in north Derbyshire and many wished the theatre a happy birthday

Lewis Collins (pictured right with fellow stars of The Professionals Martin Shaw and Gordon Jackson) made a string of appearances during the 1970-73 Pomegranate season
Lewis Collins (pictured right with fellow stars of The Professionals Martin Shaw and Gordon Jackson) made a string of appearances during the 1970-73 Pomegranate season
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Brookside's Claire Sweeney was here in 2010 and 2013, she appeared in September In The Rain
Brookside's Claire Sweeney was here in 2010 and 2013, she appeared in September In The Rain
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Wilfrid Brambell (show here on the left with Steptoe and Son co-star Harry H. Corbett) appeared in a series of shows from 1954-56 including Othello and Aladin
Wilfrid Brambell (show here on the left with Steptoe and Son co-star Harry H. Corbett) appeared in a series of shows from 1954-56 including Othello and Aladin
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Peter Sallis is best known on TV for  Last of the Summer Wine, as well as voicing Wallace & Gromit. He appeared in several Pomegranate shows in 1949, including Hamlet and The Astonished Ostrich.
Peter Sallis is best known on TV for Last of the Summer Wine, as well as voicing Wallace & Gromit. He appeared in several Pomegranate shows in 1949, including Hamlet and The Astonished Ostrich.
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