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A play with music in 2 acts. Suitable for ages 12 and over.

Common Ground have been touring the Eastern region for many years now with their unique brand of music theatre.

"One of the best things on the road in East Anglia right now, the ever-inventive Common Ground…pathos, humanity and dry humour. A proper treat." - Libby Purves

OUR AUTUMN TOUR 2024

by Pat Whymark

Touring East Anglia

Sept 26th to Nov 3rd 2024

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The year is 1900 - the dawn of a new century. Young Jack Grimes arrives to take up his post as assistant to the keeper of the Toll Point Light, off the coast of East Anglia.

Isaac Troop has been keeper at Toll Point for 20 years and is suspicious of the new arrival - is he there to assist or to replace him?

Guessing that his bosses at Trinity House have doubts about his mental fitness, he hesitates to tell Grimes about the other inhabitant of the lighthouse, as that would likely mean the end of his career.  But Isaac is not the only one disturbed by the newcomer.

Ghost of The Toll Point Light, in the context of a good old-fashioned ghost story, also explores questions around why people seek seclusion, some as a means of escape or of atonement, some as a way of finding peace or achieving enlightenment.

"Composer Pat Whymark weaves music throughout the piece with a series of songs and ballads that manage not only to combine an authentic feel of folk melody of the time but also provide a haunting timeless quality to the piece. The musical score transforms an already gripping story into a thrilling piece of theatrical narrative." – Public Reviews, on Bury Theatre Royal’s production of Dick Turpin’s Last Ride.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Harkstead

Village Hall (IP9 1DG) Thursday 26th September, 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Laxfield

Village Hall (IP13 8DY) Friday 27th September, 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Gt Bromley

Village Hall (CO7 7JA) Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm

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Chipping Ongar

Budworth Hall (CM5 9JG) Sunday 29th September, 5pm   Tickets £18

Hosted by Ongar & KHV Rotary Club in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

07798 500443 or click box below

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Lowestoft

The Seagull (NR33 0JH) Weds 2nd October, 7.30pm

   Tickets £11 (U25 or receiving Universal Credit £8)  0333 666 3366 or click box below

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Diss

The Corn Hall (IP22 4LB) Thursday 3rd October, 7.30pm

Tickets £15/£10 (U21s)   01379 652241 or click box below

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Ipswich

Eastern Angles Centre (IP1 2LQ)  Fri 4th - Sat 5th Oct, 7.30pm (+ 4pm on Sat)

Tickets £15/£10 (U21s)    01473 211498 or click box below

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Wingfield

Wingfield Barns (IP21 5RA - nr. Stradbroke) Sunday 6th October, 7.30pm

£14/£10 (U21s)   01379 384505 or click box below

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Colchester

Headgate Theatre (CO2 7AT) - Tues 8th & Weds 9th October, 7.45pm

  Tickets £15/£10 (U21s)  01206 366000 or click box below

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Halesworth

The Cut Arts Centre (IP19 8BY) Thursday 10th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £14/£10 (U21s)   0300 3033 211 or click box below

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Bungay

Fisher Theatre (NR35 1EE)  Friday 11th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £14/£10 (U21s)  01986 897130 or click box below

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Framlingham

Castle Community Rooms (IP13 9BQ). Sat 12th October, 4pm & 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Haverhill

Haverhill Arts Centre (CB9 8AR) Weds 16th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £15/£11  01440 714140 or click box below

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Sudbury

Quay Theatre (CO10 2AN) Thurs 17th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £15 / £10  01787 374745 or click box below

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 Woodbridge

Seckford Theatre (IP12 4JH) Friday 18th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £15/£10 (U21s).  07807 341364 or click box below

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Great Hockham

Village Hall (IP24 1NT) Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm

01953 498447, boxoffice@greathockham.org or from The Hockham Eagle

 

Bardwell

The Tithe Barn (IP31 1AA) Sunday 20th October, 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Walsham Le Willows

Memorial Hall (IP31 3AA)  Wednesday 23rd October, 7.30pm

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Beccles

Public Hall & Theatre (NR43 9AD) Thursday 24th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £14 / £10 (U21s)  01502 770060 or click box below

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Walton

St Mary's Hall (Felixstowe, IP11 9BH) - Friday 25th October, 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Hadleigh

The Old School (IP7 6BY)  Sat 26th & Sun 27th October, 7.30pm

07807 341364 or click box below

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Stowmarket

The John Peel Centre (IP14 1ET) Weds 30th & Thurs 31st Oct, 7.30pm

Tickets £14/£10 (U21s)  01449 774678 or click box below

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Aldeburgh

Jubilee Hall (IP15 5BN) Friday 1st November, 7.30pm  Tickets £15/£10 (U21s) 

01728 454022 (Hall Box Office open Tues & Thurs 10-12am) or click box below

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Chappel & Wakes Colne

Village Hall (CO6 2BX) Sat 2nd November, 7.30pm £13/£10 (U21s)

07807 341364 or click box below

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Hatfield Peverel

Village Hall (CM3 2HP). Sunday 3rd November, 3pm

Tickets £12 - £15   0300 102 0473

or click box below

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