Common Ground

Theatre Company

Common Ground is a community theatre company based in Lincoln which started life in 2001. The eight friends who met in the Queen of the West pub to set up the company felt there was a need in Lincoln for a theatre group which would truly encourage new members – both experienced actors and beginners – and which would aim to produce thought-provoking, high-quality, challenging drama.

Over the years its ethos has remained the same, and Common Ground has staged a wide variety of plays, from dramas such as Waiting for Godot, No Exit and Closer; literary adaptations such as The Turn of the Screw, Great Expectations and Sense and Sensibility; Shakespeare’s including Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet; to comedies including the world premiere of a new adaptation of the Jeeves and Wooster stories by PG Wodehouse.

Common Ground Theatre Company brought six productions to the Broadbent Theatre between 2006 and 2023 and they’re looking forward to many more visits!


Upcoming Common Ground Events

Apr 11 through to Apr 13
Dark Sublime

by Michael Dennis Common Ground Theatre Company Common Ground Theatre Company will be returning to the Broadbent with Dark Sublime on 11th, 12th and 13th April 2024. When Oli arrives at now-forgotten sci-fi icon Marianne’s door, they are looking for an autograph – and maybe a friend.  Marianne’s hoping for her phone to ring, for her […]

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Past Common Ground Events

May 11 through to May 13 2023
Ladies Down Under 

After hitting the jackpot in Ladies’ Day, the fish-filleting foursome celebrate with the trip of a lifetime. This sequel to Ladies’ Day, which Common Ground Theatre Company brought to the Broadbent with great success in 2022, sees Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda go from downtown Hull to the land of Oz.

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Mar 02 through to Mar 04 2023
GASLIGHT – By Patrick Hamilton

Since coming to London, Bella Manningham feels she has been losing her reason. Her husband, Jack, is threatening to commit her to an asylum, “like your wretched mother before you”.  When Rough, who claims to be an ex-detective, visits, he gives her more cause to doubt her reason. He believes her respectable husband is actually a […]

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May 26 through to May 28 2022
Ladies Day

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.

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