A charcoal sketch of the Crooke Spire juxtaposed with a young boys face

The Crooked Spire ... Musical

Presented by Ashgate Heritage Arts

Written by Mary Hennessy, Martin Coslett & Peter Gray

Directed by Jake Smith

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Thu 19 May 2022 to Sat 21 May 2022

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Eves 7.30pm, Thu and Sat mat 2.30pm (Thu 7.30pm BSL Signed).

The Crooked Spire Medieval, Murder-Mystery Musical

…based on Chris Nickson’s novel about a carpenter’s search for a killer during the building of Chesterfield’s iconic spire. 

A unique opportunity to see this home-grown “West End musical” directed by Jake Smith (Sting’s Last Ship/Sleepy Hollow) and featuring local and London stage performers. Written by three Derbyshire residents - Mary Hennessy (book) Martin Coslett & Peter Gray (Music & Lyrics)

“…expect something very special indeed.” James Hanton Review

Following the 1348 pandemic, John arrives to help build Chesterfield’s church spire. Tragically, the Master Carpenter is stabbed and John is accused of the murder. Can he and his new-found friends thwart their enemies and find the truth?

 “…absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to see it on stage!” Kate Brookbank (Chesterfield)

Running time: 2hours 5mins including 20min interval
Ages 8+ (Mild swearing and depictions of death)

Following the matinee performance on Sat there will be a “From Page to Stage” Q&A with the Creators and Chris Nickson (Author of The Crooked Spire novel)

Thu 19 May 7:30pm will be a signed performance - Please be aware that the best position to see the signer is on the right-hand side of the Auditorium as you face the stage.

Crooked Spire Musical 1 Crooked Spire Musical 3

With support from the Arts Council

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Ticket Information

£17.50
Friends £16.50
Child £9.50
Group 20+ £17.50, (20th ticket free)
Schools 10+ £9.50 (teacher goes free)

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.50 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.