Ghost of the Toll Point Light - Common Ground Theatre Company (12+)

Auditorium 115 Plan, Friday 11 Oct 2024, 19:30  - ends at 21:30

Common Ground Theatre Company presents


by Pat Whymark

The mind is its own place and can make  a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven

The year is 1900 - the dawn of a new century. Young Jack Grimes arrives to take up his post as assistant to the keeper of the Toll Point Light, off the coast of East Anglia.

Isaac Troop has been keeper at Toll Point for 20 years and is suspicious of the new arrival - is he there to assist or to replace him?

Guessing that his bosses at Trinity House have doubts about his mental fitness, he hesitates to tell Grimes about the other inhabitant of the lighthouse, as that would likely mean the end of his career. But Isaac is not the only one disturbed by the newcomer.

Ghost of The Toll Point Light, in the context of a good old-fashioned ghost story, also explores questions around why people seek seclusion, some as a means of escape or of atonement, some as a way of finding peace or achieving enlightenment.

"Composer Pat Whymark weaves music throughout the piece with a series of songs and ballads that manage not only to combine an authentic feel of folk melody of the time but also provide a haunting timeless quality to the piece. The musical score transforms an already gripping story into a thrilling piece of theatrical narrative." – Public Reviews, on Bury Theatre Royal’s production of Dick Turpin’s Last Ride.

Common Ground have been touring the Eastern region for many years now with their unique brand of music theatre.

"One of the best things on the road in East Anglia right now, the ever-inventive Common Ground…pathos, humanity and dry humour. A proper treat." - Libby Purves

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Full Price£14.00
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