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Rumpus is delighted to have been invited once again to
co-produce one of the productions in the
2015 Pomegranate Theatre Spring Play Season:


Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth poster
“Parlour Song”

by Jez Butterworth

Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th February 2015.

Demolition expert Ned has a nice new house on a nice new estate, he loves his job,
barbecues, car-boots and the gym! So why is he so on edge with his attractive
wife Joy, why is neighbour Dale so keen to give him advice, and why do things
go missing from home every time hes away on business?
PARLOUR SONG by award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth
is an adult comedy with adult themes and “has a wild contrapuntal humour” (Guardian)

PARLOUR SONG is a cross between a classic suburban sit-com, or soap opera,
like My Family or Brookside or Eastenders – with its tale of unconfident Ned,
who is often away on business, blowing up buildings in his job as a demolition expert,
while his wife Joy indulges in erotic games of Scrabble with their streetwise
neighbour Dale, before Ned comes home again with videos to share of his explosions –
and a wild and seductive dream about the absurdities of modern 21st Century family life,
that wraps the audience in an oddly comforting blanket of strangeness.

Together they add up to a thoroughly original and hugely entertaining evening in the theatre.

“Blissfully funny” (Telegraph)


Tabs Productions two shows in the Spring Play Season are:


One For The Road by Willy Russell poster

by Willy Russell

Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th January 2015.

a very funny suburban sit-com that had the press night crowd crying with laughter


Willy Russell at his farcical best!


Stage Struck by Simon Gray poster

by Simon Gray

Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st January 2015.

A witty and ingenious West End thriller

(Daily Mirror)

Both comic and thrilling

(Financial Times)

The box office number at the Pomegranate Theatre is 01246 345222
and the web address is
performances are each evening at 7.30pm with
matinees Wednesday at 2pm &
Saturday at 3pm.