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A Sidecar Named Despair!

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


A farce by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries

Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike.

Dick’s quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for “health” reasons. But his shady American “associates” have unfinished business with him, putting both their health at risk. Their dad’s old bike and sidecar, which Dick has been “doing up”, might come in handy as their getaway vehicle!

A black comedy with original music by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries and starring Julian and Dick Mainwaring – reprising the characters they created for Common Ground’s 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic (“Pat Whymark’s latest play is very funny indeed” – East Anglian Daily Times; “Good music and plenty of well-judged comic touches” – In Suffolk; “Moments of pure farce alternate with real conflict” – What’s on Stage). Expect “The Odd Couple” versus the Mob!

Common Ground have been bringing their distinctive brand of  music theatre – with strong narrative, strong emotion and just a touch of the surreal – to venues across East Anglia, since 2008.

Running time is 2 hours (including interval)
Doors open 7pm, with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 (full), £7 (under 21s or unwaged (evidence required))
Available online from our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (booking fee applies) or the Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).

This is a seated event, with seating unallocated but all with a good view.


September 25
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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