A Sidecar Named Despair’, a black comedy tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed up motorbike starring Julian and Dick Mainwaring.
Dick’s quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for ‘’health’’ reasons. Julian is on the run from his shady American associates who have unfinished business with him. Now Dick’s health is at risk too! Fortunately they have a getaway vehicle, their dad’s old motorbike and sidecar that Dick has been ‘doing up’’.
The play features original music by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries. The roles of Dick and Julian were created for Common Grounds’ 2013 production titled ‘Stuff in the Attic’. The East Anglian Daily Times commented, ‘Pat Whymark’s latest play is very funny indeed’. ‘Good music and plenty of well-judged comic touches’ (In Suffolk), ‘Moments of purse farce alternate