OUR 2016 SPRING-SUMMER TOUR
Was he psychic or pseudo, trickster or telepath? No-one knew...least of all, him.
Common Ground present an “entrancing” new comedy. Set in the 1920s, The Unhappy Medium tells the story of Montague Faulke , a “spiritualist” and some-time music hall entertainer (played by Julian Harries), as he struggles with his conscience, his creditors and his put-upon assistant Aubrey Miles (Patrick Marlowe who last performed with Common Ground in The Signalman).
Matters come to a head when Faulke comes under the scrutiny of psychic investigator Morton McLean, played by Dick Mainwaring – his last appearance with the company was in Stuff In The Attic. Both he and Pat Marlowe have appeared in Eastern Angles' Christmas shows.
Expect oodles of ectoplasm, lashings of levitation and a bump or two in the night.
Our autumn 2015 tour of The Count of Monte Cristo went down a storm with audiences and critics alike. Andrew Clarke, reviewing for the EADT, said:
“This is a dazzling piece of comic confection which showcases the collective talents of a touring company which cleverly mixes experience with youthful talent and it takes real skill to take a sturdy piece of classic literature and turn it into one of the most hilarious and imaginative shows of the year.”
"A comic gem...The Unhappy Medium will undoubtedly lift your spirits"
Aubrey Solomon - Patrick Marlowe
Morton McLean - Dick Mainwaring
Montague Faulke - Julian Harries
Directed by Pat Whymark
Lighting by Phil Rawe
Magic consultants -
Dean Allen Jones & Darren Gooding
Thanks to Penny Griffin, Janice Leat.
Darren Gooding will be performing close up magic in the foyer, before the show and during the interval.
Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall - Tuesday 31st May
Little Gransden Village Hall – Thursday 2nd June
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall - Friday 3rd June
Stutton Village Hall – Saturday 4th June
Woodbridge Seckford Theatre – Monday 6th June
Polstead Village Hall – Tuesday 7th June
The Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures – Weds 8th June
Stansfield Village Hall – Friday 10th June
Great Hockham Village Hall - Saturday 11th June
Earl Soham Village Hall – Wednesday 15th June
John Peel Centre, Stowmarket - Thurs 16th June
Laxfield Village Hall – Friday 17th June
Great Bromley Village Hall – Saturday 18th June
The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth - Saturday 25th June,
John Mills Theatre, Ipswich - Thurs 7th, Fri 8th & Sat 9th July