Radio character Ed switches to stage

Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon
Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon

Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre is to host a show based on reminscences from the team behind Radio 4’s popular show Ed Reardon’s Week.

Christopher Douglas, who performs and co-writes the show for radio, stars in the stage production Ed Reardon: A Writer’s Burden.

Join the nation’s favourite failed author as he looks back on a life of disappointment, divorce and Chilean merlot, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

Ed lives in a one-bedroom flat with his cat, raging against a modern world seemingly run by 12-year-old imbeciles.

Inside a cloud of smouldering pipe smoke and resentment, Ed is forced to churn out books like Jane Seymour’s Household Hints and The Ladybird Book of Shoes while trying to live off the royalties from his 1982 episodes of Tenko.

Ed Reardon: A Writer’s Burden is directed by Adrian Lloyd-James and runs at the Pomegranate on Friday, July 29, at 7.30pm and on Saturday, July 30, with performances at 3pm and 7.30pm.

For tickets, call (01246) 345222 or