Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance

With Julian Harries as Holmes & Dick Mainwaring as Watson.




Holmes and Watson faces their stiffest challenge yet, in the shape of the Hooded Lance, their newest and deadliest adversary, who is hell bent on spoiling everyone’s Christmas and being really annoying!

Can our intrepid duo save the festive season from the clutches of this dastardly demon. Can they cook his goose, or will he crush their baubles and make prize turkeys of them?”

Created by writing team Pat Whymark and Julian Harries, best known for their hugely successful Christmas shows for Eastern Angles Theatre

Julian dons the famous deerstalker yet again for a classic comedy Christmas mystery with all the Common Ground trimmings – sparkling wit, ingenious staging, hilarious songs, and surreal flights of festive fancy.

Julian and Dick continue their long-standing acting partnership – their first Xmas show together was Julian’s The Ghost of The Old Rep, for Eastern Angles Theatre Company (including last year’s smash hit, Stoat Hall) and for their own company, Common Ground.

The cast also includes Common Ground regular Joe Leat, local actor/musician Emily Bennett and Patrick Neyman, who was a memorable villain (John Dumdeedee) in Stoat Hall, our Xmas show for Eastern Angles last year.

Touring to Woodbridge, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Diss, Colchester & Ipswich


“A glorious piece of Christmas fun”

Andrew Clark, East Anglian Daily Times

(review of Justin & The Argonauts)





The Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge

Friday 15th December – 7.30pm

Saturday 16th December – 4.00pm & 7.30pm

07928 765153


The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Mon 18th, Tues 19th & Weds 20th December

7.30pm  01449 774678 /


St Mary’s Hall, Walton (nr Felixstowe)

Thurs 28th, Fri 29th December – 7.30pm

Saturday 30th December – 4pm & 7.30pm

07807 341364


Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Monday 1st January – 7.30pm

Tuesday 2nd January – 4pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd January – 7.30pm

07807 341364


The Corn Hall, Diss

Thursday 4th January – 7.30pm

01379 652241 /


The Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Friday 5th January – 7.30pm

Saturday 6th January – 6pm

            01206 366000 /


New Wolsey Theatre Studio, Ipswich

Mon 8th, Tues 9th, Weds 10th,

Thurs 11th & January – 4pm & 7.30pm

Fri 12th January – 5pm & 8pm

Saturday 13th January – 4pm & 7.30pm

01473 295900/


Prices: Adults – £12 (New Wolsey Studio £13)

Under 21s/unwaged – £7 (proof may be required)