The Killing of Sister George launches at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate tonight

Anna Mitcham, Susie Hawthorne and Susan Earnshaw in The Killing of Sister George.
Anna Mitcham, Susie Hawthorne and Susan Earnshaw in The Killing of Sister George.

If you’re a fan of soap operas then the black comedy The Killing of Sister George will be right up your street.

Sister George is a beloved character on a radio soap opera, a nurse who cycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In real life, the actress who plays the character is a gin-swigging tyrant in a long-term relationship with a woman whom she treats cruelly.

Due to low ratings, cutbacks and the actress’s increasingly bad behaviour, the BBC decide to kill off her character.

The Killing of Sister George is a timeless examination of the public and private lives of celebrities.

Catch the play at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, from Tuesday, February 5 to 9. The Thursday night audience will be invited to join the cast in the bar after the show for a game in the style of Have I Got News for You.

Tabs Productions presents The Killing of Sister George as part of the theatre’s 70th anniversary rep season.

Tickets £22 (adult), £21 (concessions), £18 (child). Call 01246 345222 or go to www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk