Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes is framed by three nasty men - one wants his girl, one wants his career and one wants his silence. After 17 years imprisoned in the infamous Chateau D'Ouf, Edmond escapes, becomes ridiculously rich and impossibly brilliant at everything and, as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, he arrives in Paris (the capital of the world and much nicer than that smelly London) and starts plotting his revenge.
After the huge success of last year's Mary Shelley & The Curse of Frankenstein at last years Camden Fringe Festival, Southwold Arts Festival, and IpArt Festival, Common Ground present Alexandre Dumas' extraordinary banquet of heroes, villains, pirates and princes - sprinkled with the Common Ground spice-mix of lunacy, dodgy accents, songs and sheer daftness. Suitable for ages 7 and up.
Music by Pat Whymark
Lighting design by Penny Griffin
Set by Julian Harries
Thanks to Penny Griffin, Steve Cooney and all at Eastern Angles, Gordon Whymark & Marjoke Henrichs