A Sidecar Named Despair
by Pat Whymark
Estranged brothers Dick & Julian never did really get on. Since the death of their father, they’ve been forced together, living in their old family home while they try and rebuild their lives and their dad's rusty old motorbike and sidecar.
Having been working in the States as an accountant, Julian has returned suddenly, and won't talk about his time there. He starts getting threatening messages, and it becomes clear that his business "associates" are not to be trifled with, and that his past is catching up with him, putting both their lives in jeopardy. It's "The Odd Couple" versus the Mob!
A black comedy with original music by Pat Whymark, featuring Julian Harries and Richard Mainwaring reprising the characters they created for Common Ground's 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic.
Reviews for Stuff in the Attic
“Pat Whymark’s latest play is very funny indeed” East Anglian Daily Times
“Good music and plenty of well-judged comic touches” In Suffolk
“Moments of pure farce alternate with real conflict” What’s on Stage)
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.
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