70th Anniversary Season: The Killing of Sister George

Presented by Tabs Productions

Written by Frank Marcus

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Tue 05 February 2019 to Sat 09 February 2019

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed).

Part of a season of seven plays to celebrate 70 years of the Pomegranate Theatre as a civic theatre.

Sister George is a beloved character on a popular radio soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In real life, June Buckridge, the actress who plays the character, is a gin-swigging tyrant, the complete opposite to her radio persona. She’s in a long-term relationship with Alice “Childie” McNaught, who she treats cruelly.

Due to low ratings, cut-backs and June’s increasingly bad behaviour, the BBC decide that Sister George is no longer for this world. A plan is hatched to kill Sister George off, sending June’s professional and private life spiralling out of control.

A timeless examination of the public and private lives of celebrities, The Killing of Sister George feels pertinent today. It is thought that the play was inspired by the death of Grace Archer in The Archers.

Approx. running time: 2 hours 30 mins (subject to change)

“The play has aged well… it’s ripe for a revival.”  Britishtheatre.com

After the show on Thursday, join the cast in the bar for a game in the style of Have I Got News for You.

Susan Earnshaw Programme Anna Mitcham Prog
Untitled 1 Karen Henson Prog


This play is part of a special seven play repertory season which also includes:

Arsenic and Old Lace Tue 22 Jan - Sat 26 Jan
Billy Liar - Tue 29 - Sat 2 Feb
How the Other Half Loves - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Feb
An Evening with Gary Lineker - Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar
Anybody for Murder - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar
Don't Dress for Dinner - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar

Ticket Information

Full £22 per play
Concession £21 per play
Child £18 per play


When booking by phone, customers can get 7 plays for the price of 4. To redeem this offer, all tickets must be booked and paid for at the same time. Offer available until Saturday 26 Jan 2019.

Friends of the Pomegranate Theatre save 20% when booking over the phone and can use their discount in conjunction with the 7 for 4 offer. 

Group 10+ £20 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Schools 10+ £17 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 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.