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18/09/2020

A tale of an Unhappy Medium


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.

Common Ground Theatre Co was set up in 2007 by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries to create new music theatre. They have been touring steadily since then, mainly within East Anglia, producing seventeen new plays which have been received stunning reviews both here and in London. They have received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, The Suffolk Foundation, The Seckford Foundation, Suffolk Youth Ops, The Brook Trust and Suffolk Single Gateway.

Common Ground are committed to keeping small-scale theatre alive and well in East Anglia, presenting shows that are, first and foremost, entertaining. Their productions are character-based and always emotionally engaging.

• The Unhappy Medium will be touring the county throughout June, for more information about times and venues or to book tickets telephone the Box Office on 07807 341364 or visit www.commongroundtc.co.uk

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