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OUR XMAS SHOW, 2015-16

Tour Dates


The Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge

Friday 18th December - 7.30pm

Saturday 19th December - 4.00pm & 7.30pm

St Mary's Hall, Walton (near Felixstowe)

Monday 28th December - 7.30pm

Tuesday 29th December - 7.30pm

Wed 30th December - 4pm & 7.30pm

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Friday 1st January - 7.30pm

Sat 2nd January - 4pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 3rd January - 4pm

New Wolsey Theatre Studio, Ipswich

Tuesday 5th January - 7.30pm

Wednesday 6th January - 7.30pm

Thursday 7th January - 7.30pm

Friday 8th January - 7.30pm

Saturday 9th January - 4pm & 7.30pm

Written by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries. The ancient myth of a ship full of heroes on an quest for glory is given the Common Ground make-over of gags, songs and surreal silliness.


The story begins in 1936. Young Justin Cornelius Pendlebury is cruising the Aegean with his disfunctional family, when a series of mishaps, including a rather dubious seafood dish, and the disappearance of his film-star uncle's blond (some might say golden) wig, set him off on a strange and extraordinary quest.


Will he re-capture the Golden Fleece? Will he avert the disaster of the Clashing Socks? Will he reach the heights of heroism, or be dragged into the murky depths by the Sirens of C Deck?


Anyone who's seen one of Common Ground's Xmas shows will know what's coming: swords, sandals, sea monsters and some very silly gods indeed. Suitable for ages 6+


"Fantastic mythical musical madness"   Doug Coombes - InSuffolk

"A feast of seasonal silliness from Pat Whymark and Julian Harries...A glorious piece of Christmas fun that effortlessly conjures up the historical epics that have long been a staple of Christmas television.”

Andrew Clarke - East Anglian Daily Times


Lorna Garside - Atalanta, Medea & others

Julian Harries - Zeus, Heracles & others

Matt Jopling - Justin

Joe Leat - Chiron, Orpheus & others

Alice Mottram - Hera, Acrustes & others


Direction and music by Pat Whymark

Lighting designed by Phillip Rawe

Set design by Julian Harries

Set construction by Julian Harries & Peter Gunton

Costumes by Anna Tomlinson & Pat Whymark

Technical assistance from Maurice Gifford & Bradley Hardman

Thanks to Woodbridge School for their continued support of Common Ground Theatre Co. Thanks also to FADOS for loan of Greek columns, Penny Griffin at Eastern Angles, Riley & Riley Jewellers of Ipswich & Aldeburgh, Brenda Caddick, Anne Harries & Janice Leat.

Alice Mottram, Julian Harries & Matt Jopling in JUSTIN & THE ARGONAUTS
Justin & The Argonauts 2015-16 - The Company
Exploring uncharted waters - Julian Harries & Alice Mottram in JUSTIN & THE ARGONAUTS
Crossing the wine-dark sea - The company of Justin & The Argonauts
Hera & Justin cross the wild river of good taste
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