Common Ground Theatre Company – Xmas tour 21-22


by Pat Whymark

Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula

Touring East Anglia – 16th Dec 21 to 23rd Jan 22

Call 07807 341364 or book from our website –

Full tour schedule below:

Pat Whymark & Julian Harries, the creative team behind many Xmas shows in the Eastern region over the years – for Eastern Angles and Common Ground – bring you another classic Xmas comedy thriller.

Lady Emilia Adwater engages the services of Sherlock Holmes to investigate the disappearance of her head butler and other domestic staff in her neighbourhood, down in deepest Suffolk. The disappearances coincide with the arrival there of the mysterious Count Dracula who has moved into nearby Carhorn Abbey.

Dr. Watson, masquerading as a life insurance rep. is sent to assess the situation, and on his return to Baker Street starts behaving rather strangely.

Sherlock Holmes faces his most dangerous adversary. Will he get to the bottom of the mystery, before the Count can carry out his dastardly plan to infiltrate British high society? Can he save the London season from becoming a ravening gorefest? It’s a case he can really sink his teeth into! But will the effort of solving it drive him completely bats?

Created by the writing team best known for their hugely successful Christmas shows for Eastern Angles, don’t miss this classic comedy mystery peppered with Common Ground’s trademark sparkling wit, ingenious staging and hilarious songs.

Touring to Harkstead, Woodbridge, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Diss, Colchester, Ipswich & Ongar

Running time – 2 hours (including interval).

Suitable for adults and older children



Full: £14  U21s/UC: £10 (except Harkstead)

Harkstead Village Hall (IP9 1DG)

Thurs 16th December, 7.30pm £12/£8 (U21/UC) / 07807 341364

Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge

Friday 17th December, 7.30pm

Sat 18th Dec, 4.00pm & 7.30pm  £14/£10 / 07807 341364

John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Tuesday 21st Dec, 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd Dec, 4pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 23rd Dec, 4pm

01449 774678/

St Marys Hall, Walton (nr Felixstowe)

Tuesday 28th December – 7.30pm

Weds 29th, Thurs 30th Dec – 4pm & 7.30pm / 07807 341364

The Corn Hall, Diss

Saturday 1st January – 4pm & 7.30pm

01379 652241 /

Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall

Mon 3rd to Weds 5th Jan – 7.30pm

(+4pm on 4th & 5th)

[email protected]

(Or in person at the Hall, Tues & Thurs 10-12am)

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Thurs 6th January, 7.30pm

Fri 7th & Sat 8th Jan – 4pm & 7.30pm

01206 366000 /

The Gallery Studio Theatre (St George’s St, Ipswich)

Tuesday 11th to Saturday 22nd January

7.30pm (+ 4pm on Saturdays)(No show Sun 16/Mon 17) / [email protected]

Zinc Arts, Chipping Ongar

Sunday 23rd January – 5pm


Proceeds to Essex Air Ambulance, supported by

The Rotarians of Kelvedon Hatch & Villages

Below are some memories of our 2019 Xmas show,


Julian Harries & Pat Whymark
Common Ground Theatre Company
07807 341364