The Mariner by Pat Whymark
The Mariner – performed by the Common Ground Theatre Company
Friday 19th October 7.30pm
The brilliant Common Ground Theatre Company are touring their new show, “The Mariner” a new musical adaptation of Coleridge’s epic poem “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner”, and we are delighted that they will be visiting us here at Zinc.
This production is in aid of Rotarians of Kelveden Hatch and villages, all proceeds will go to St. Claire’s hospice.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The play looks at episodes from the extraordinary life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the context of his most famous poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and examines how an artist’s work can be seen as an allegory for their life story. The poem has a strangely prophetic relevance to Coleridge himself, but for the reader, has the wider themes of ecological disaster, our own destructive compulsions, and the death and rebirth of imagination.
A new all female choir has been formed especially to perform; the show will also contain feature puppetry and film projection.
Timings & Costs
£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.
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