Sherlock Holmes and the Warlock of Whitechapel
Performed by the Common Ground Theatre Company in aid of St Clare Hospice
Sunday 19th January 4pm and 7.30pm
The ever entertaining Common Ground Theatre Company are touring their Christmas show, “Sherlock Holmes and the Warlock of Whitechapel” a classic Christmas comedy thriller.
This production is supported by Rotarians of Kelveden Hatch and villages, all proceeds will go to St. Clare hospice.
“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 Harries and Dick Mainwaring once again don the deerstalker, plus fours and travelling capes of Holmes and Watson and are joined by Common Ground regulars Joe Leat & Emily Bennett in this classic Xmas comedy thriller.
Timings & Costs
Doors open: 3pm and 6.30pm
Show starts: 4pm and 7.30pm
£15 per ticket.
Please not that seating is unreserved and will be allocated on arrival.
Our cafe will be open and a fully licensed bar will be available.
This production is suported by Rotarians of Kelveden Hatch and villages, all proceeds will go to St. Clare hospice.
Common Ground have been bringing their distinctive brand of music theatre – with strong narrative, strong emotion and just a touch of the surreal – to venues across East Anglia, since 2008.
Common Ground Theatre Co was founded in 2007 by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries to create new music theatre. We have been touring steadily since then, mainly within East Anglia, producing eighteen new plays which have been received stunning reviews both here and in London. We 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. Our productions are character-based and always emotionally engaging.
Julian Harries & Pat Whymark are the creative team behind Stoat Hall, The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow & many more Eastern Angles Christmas shows, and it is that sense of playfulness that we hope runs through all our work. As an actor Julian has appeared in Eastenders, Detectorists, Spies of Warsaw, Doctors, and performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and in the West End.
Want to know more?
For any further information, please contact Cathy Padian at Zinc.
Address: Zinc, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AD
Tel: 01277 365626