COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT
SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WARLOCK OF WHITECHAPEL
by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle
With Julian Harries as Holmes & Dick Mainwaring as Watson.
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Julian Harries & Pat Whymark, the creative team behind two Xmas shows in the Eastern region last year – Eastern Angles’ The Fenland Screamers and Common Ground’s The Scarlet Pipistrelle – return this year to the rich dramatic seam of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, to bring you another classic Xmas comedy thriller.
“Who’d be interested in this old relic, Holmes?” murmured Watson, one morning at the breakfast table of 221b Baker Street. “Nonsense, Watson. A splash of cologne and a trim of your moustache, & I’m sure someone would have you”. “Be serious, Holmes. Look here – in the Morning Post!”
Thus began the case that Dr Watson dared not share with the public, till now. A case that, were its full facts to be known, would shake the nation to its very core, and beyond.
Ancient artifacts are disappearing from museums and private collections all over Europe,. A pre-Christian effigy one day, a shamanic totem the next, a pagan fetish at the weekend. Either someone’s on their own personal antiques road trip, or they’re trying to summon dark forces. and gain mystical powers. But to what end…and why?
The ensuing adventure takes Holmes and Watson from the wharfs and alleys of East London, to the icy wastes of the north and the hidden temples of the east (changing at Peterborough), as they pursue “The Warlock of Whitechapel”
Julian and Dick continue their long-standing acting partnership – stretching from The Unexpected Guest at The Wolsey in the mid-90’s, right through to this year’s Common Ground’s autumn tour, A Sidecar Named Despair! The cast also includes Common Ground regulars Joe Leat, Emily Bennett and Roger Parkin, who last appeared with us in The Phantom Bantam of The Opera.
Touring to Harkstead, Woodbridge, Stowmarket, Colchester, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Diss, Ipswich & Ongar.
“A glorious piece of Christmas fun”
Andrew Clark, EADT (review of Justin & The Argonauts)
Editorial by: Julian Harries & Pat Whymark
TICKET PRICES (unless stated)
FULL: £13 U21s/UC: £7
07807 341364 / commongroundtc.co.uk
(unless stated) Suitable for ages 7+
Harkstead Village Hall (IP9 1DG)
Thurs 12th December, 7.30pm £10/£7 (U21/UC)
Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge
Friday 13th December, 7.30pm
Sat 14th Dec, 4.00pm & 7.30pm £12/£7
John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Sunday 15th & Monday 16th Dec, 7.30pm
Tuesday 17th December, 4pm & 7.30pm
01449 774678 / johnpeelcentre.com
Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Thurs 19th & Fri 20th December, 7.30pm
Sat 21st Dec – 4pm & 7.30pm
01206 366000 / headgatetheatre.co.uk
St Marys Hall, Walton (nr Felixstowe)
Thursday 26th December – 7.30pm
Fri 27th, Sat 28th Dec – 4pm & 7.30pm £12/£7
Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Weds 1st, Thurs 2nd January – 4pm & 7.30pm
Friday 3rd January – 4pm
01728 454884 / aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk
(or from Aldeburgh Cinema)
The Corn Hall, Diss
Saturday 4th January – 4pm & 7.30pm
01379 652241 / cornhall.co.uk
New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich
Wednesday 8th to Saturday 18th January
7.30pm + 4pm on Saturdays
01473 295900 / wolseytheatre.co.uk
Zinc Arts, Chipping Ongar
Sunday 19th January – 7.30pm
Proceeds to St Clare Hospice, supported by
The Rotarians of Kelvedon Hatch & Villages.
Julian Harries & Pat Whymark
Common Ground Theatre Company
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