Having had, like all theatre companies, over a year of twiddling their creative thumbs, Ipswich-based Common Ground Theatre Company are gearing up for a joyous, yet cautious return to rural touring with their autumn tour of Dostoevsky’s dream-like, redemptive tale.
A fantastical story of new beginnings, featuring Julian Harries as the Ridiculous Man, with Pat Whymark and Emily Bennett providing live musical accompaniment. It tells the story of a man who, much like Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has a dream which saves his life, brings him back from the edge of despair, reconnects him to society and restores his faith in humanity. It’s a poignant, funny and cathartic piece, particularly appropriate for this present moment in time.
“It takes real skill to take a sturdy piece of classic literature and turn it into one of the most imaginative shows of the year.” Andrew Clarke, reviewing The Count of Monte Cristo tour in the EADT
For audiences’ peace of mind, social distancing will be maintained for our performances.
A one-act play, 1 hour long.
Ticket prices: Adult: £12 Under 21s £8
- Thursday 14 October, 7.45pm, Village Hall, Harkstead IP9 1DG, www.commongroundtc.co.uk Phone 07807 341 364
- Friday 15 October, 8pm, John Peel Centre, Stowmarket IP14 1ET www.commongroundtc.co.uk Phone 07807 341 364
- Saturday 16 October, 8pm, Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge IP12 4JH www.commongroundtc.co.uk Phone 07807 341 364
- Thursday 28 October – 8pm, Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh IP15 5BN www.aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk email: email@example.com or in person at Jubilee Hall Box Office Tuesday & Thursday 10-12am
- Friday 29 October, 8pm, St Mary’s Hall, Walton IP11 9BH www.commongroundtc.co.uk Phone 07807 341 364
- Saturday 30 October, 8pm, The Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY Phone 0300 3033 211 www.newcut.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday 3rd November, 7.45pm, Headgate Theatre, Colchester CO2 7AT 01206 366 000 www.headgatetheatre.co.uk
- Thursday 4 November, 8pm, The Corn Hall, Diss IP22 4LB Phone 01379 652 241 www.cornhall.co.uk
- Saturday 6 November, 7.45pm, Village Hall, Polstead CO6 5AL www.commongroundtc.co.uk Phone 07807 341 364
- Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Saturday 13 November 7.30pm, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich IP1 2LQ Phone 01473 211 498 www.easternangles.co.uk
- Friday 19 November, 8pm, Village Hall, Great Hockham IP24 1NT Phone 01953 498 447 email email@example.com
- Saturday 20 November, 8pm, Wingfield Barns IP21 5RA Phone 01379 384 505 www.wingfieldbarns.com