Top playwright Godber stars in touring production of his work

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Award-winning playwright John Godber is making a rare stage appearance in a touring production of his new work.

John and his wife Jane Thornton take centre stage in the comedy Shafted! which visits Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on February 9 and 10.

The play traces what happened to a miner and his wife Dot in the 30 years after the miners strike in the Eighties.

Fuelled with eye-watering honesty and true Yorkshire grit, this is an hilarious account of those whose jobs were taken and how they fought back.

John and Jane’s work together includes the Olivier Award-winning comedy Up ‘N’ Under, April in Paris and BBC Radio 4 Classic Theatre.

Performances of Shafted! are at 7.30pm with a Wednesday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets £18.50, £16.50 (concessions) and £14.60 (child). Call 01246 345222 or