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The Eleventh Hour


Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
S41 7TX
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Tel01246 345222

The Eleventh Hour


Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts … and while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster are sent on one last mission towards enemy lines.

John Lyons (hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan, in “A Touch of Frost”) joins the cast as Harry’s father George.  John’s other TV appearances include “Upstairs Downstairs”, “The Onedin Line” and “The Sweeney”.

From the striking reality of the trenches to the exuberant celebrations on the home front, this play coincides with the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One.

The press and media on previous Rumpus productions …

“gripping and compelling” (

“mastery of lighting and sound design” (

“guarantees to set your heart racing! ... highly recommended” (

Guide Prices

Concessions £19.70
Child £17.70
Group 10+ £18.70



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (6 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018)
Thursday - Friday19:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Pomegranate Theatre is in Chesterfield town centre and there are many nearby car parks. 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 hand lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep to right hand lane and 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 (Matalan) 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). Select right hand lane, then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Within walking distance of Chesterfield train station (5 minutes).

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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Pomegranate Theatre, ChesterfieldChesterfield's theatre opened in 1949 in the Stephenson Memorial Hall which was built in 1879 to commemorate George Stephenson, who moved to Chesterfield in 1838. Originally called the Civic Theatre, it changed to the Pomegranate in 1982.

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