Twin arts venues spring into action

Paul Carrack
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It’s not just the bulbs that are showing early, there are signs of spring at the Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel in Chesterfield too, as they unveil a packed programme of colourful entertainment.

And what could be more colourful than Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (May 1-5).

Keith Jack, the hugely popular runner-up in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role.

Tickets are available now for Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical, which continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

There’s a rare opportunity to see show business legend Des O’Connor (May 24) in Chesterfield and Paul Carrack (February 11) returns to the Winding Wheel on his annual musical pilgrimage.

If you’re looking for laughs, the Winding Wheel is hosting established and rising stars such as Jim Davidson (March 7), Stewart Francis (April 13) and Freddie Starr (April 15), not to mention its highly-regarded Spotlight Comedy Club held on the last Thursday of the month.

Should comedy drama be more to your taste A Bedfull of Foreigners (January 24-28) stars Damian Williams – fresh from another triumphant stint as Sheffield Lyceum’s pantomime dame.

This will be followed by the hilarious Agatha Christie spoof Murdered to Death (January 31-February 4).

The first in the Pomegranate’s 2012 CiVIc Season, this play is followed by Waiting For Godot, Cider with Rosie, Haunting Julia, Silly Cow and Ray Cooney’s Funny Money.

Cuckoo (March 14-17) is a brand new play about the Chesterfield Canal featuring professional actors and members of the Pomegranate Youth Theatre.

Further details and tickets are available from the Chesterfield Venues Box Office on 01246 345222 or online at www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk.