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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.

Tour Schedule


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 

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