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Play, Tue 1 Nov 2016

Brummegem Pals

Brummegem Pals


Chesterfield Theatres

01246 345222


Corporation Street,
S41 7TX


Jacky and Danny are two Brummie lads, best mates since their schooldays and apprentices together in the same factory.Their life is ordinary and unexciting but in the summer of 1914 the threat of war rumbled around Europe and by August Britain was at war with Germany. Jacky thinks enlisting is the chance to get away from their humdrum lives, an opportunity for foreign travel with wages, clothing and bed and board thrown in! He talks Danny into joining up with him and despite being under age they enlist in the City of Birmingham’s 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, one of Kitchener’s new ‘pals battalions’ which recruited groups of local lads to train and fight together.

Danny’s Mum and Dad are horrified but he persuades them to let him go by promising his Dad that he’ll win a medal for his Mum. They complete their training but as they leave England for France the doubts begin to set in. They soon get their first taste of warfare.

They experience the full horrors and inhumanity of war, fear, death, the squalor of the trenches, gas attacks and incompetent leadership, tempered only by the comradeship of the men they serve with and their love for their families at home.

Don Maclean and Malcolm Stent lead a cast of thirteen. With songs specially written for the play and some familiar songs and music from the trenches this is the moving story of two ordinary boys, their lives and loves and their families caught up in the horrors of the war to end all wars.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 1 Nov 2016 14:30 19:30


Adults £20.00
Concessions £17.50
Child £15.50
Group 10+ £16.50
Dinner & Show £32.50 - Includes show ticket and dinner at Nonnas Italian Restaurant.



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Map reference: SK 385712  Lat: 53.23660 Long: -1.42342

The Pomegranate Theatre has no car park of its own. The directions below are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Follow road round to left and car parks on either side.

Alternatively, on Lordsmill Street go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle. Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park (Holywell Cross).

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), take right hand lane then follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • Designated wheelchair seats are available on row A and on row O (row O is more convenient for the toilet suitable for wheelchair users). Although there is no cafe at the Theatre, there is a bar which is accessible by wheelchair lift.


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system