‘The Dream of a ridiculous man’ tours east Anglia

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. Its 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 our tour of The Count of Monte Cristo 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

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

TOUR SCHEDULE

Harkstead Village Hall (IP9 1DG) Thursday 14 October, 7.45pm

www.commongroundtc.co.uk/ 07807 341364

Stowmarket The John Peel Centre (IP14 1ET) Friday 15 October, 8pm

www.commongroundtc.co.uk/ 07807 341364

Woodbridge Seckford Theatre (IP12 4JH) Saturday 16 Oct, 8pm

www.commongroundtc.co.uk/ 07807 341364

Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall (IP15 5BN) – Thursday 28 October – 8pm

aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk / [email protected]

Or in person at the Hall BO Tues & Thurs 10-12am    

Walton St Mary’s Hall, (Felixstowe, IP11 9BH) – Friday 29 October, 8pm

www.commongroundtc.co.uk/ 07807 341364

Halesworth The Cut Arts Centre (IP19 8BY) – Saturday 30 October, 8pm 

0300 3033 211 /newcut.org / [email protected]    

Colchester Headgate Theatre (CO2 7AT) – Wednesday 3rd November, 7.45pm

01206 366000/headgatetheatre.co.uk   

Diss The Corn Hall (IP22 4LB) Thursday 4 November, 8pm 

01379 652241/www.cornhall.co.uk 

Polstead Village Hall (CO6 5AL) – Saturday 6 November – 7.45pm

www.commongroundtc.co.uk/ 07807 341364

Ipswich Sir John Mills Theatre (IP1 2LQ) – Weds 10, Thurs 11, Fri 12 & Sat 13  November  7.30pm  

01473 211498 /easternangles.co.uk

Great Hockham Village Hall (IP24 1NT) – Friday 19 November, 8pm

01953 498447/[email protected]  

Wingfield Barns (IP215RA – nr. Stradbroke) Saturday 20 November, 8pm

01379 384505 / wingfieldbarns.com 

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