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Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Writer & Director: Nick Lane Reviewer: Dominic Corr Missing jewels, murder, romance and a chap with a wooden leg. If it wasn’t Sherlock Holmes, it would have to be something equally as impossible. Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four has our residents of Baker Street encounter Watson's future wife Mary ...

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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by: Nick Lane Director: Nick Lane Composer: Tristan Parkes Designers: Victoria Spearing (set), Naomi Gibbs (costume) Reviewer: Ron Simpson Nick Lane’s reputation as an adaptor of classic novels and novellas is secure in Yorkshire, with his excellent work for Hull Truck and the Stephen Joseph in particular, and his production of Sherlock Holmes: The ...

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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adaptor and Director: Nick Lane Reviewer: Steve Turner The second of Conan Doyle’s series of Sherlock Holmes novels, The Sign of Four is a slightly surprising choice for a stage treatment as it is built around a complex storyline incorporating flashbacks to various past episodes. Utilising some clever character changes and sticking close to the ...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles – Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adaptor/Director: Thomas Moore Reviewer: Donna Kelly When Northern Rep launched late last year, the new theatre co-operative promised to deliver shows that are innovative, affordable and unpredictable… and their barking spoof of The Hound of the Baskervilles is certainly that. Based loosely on classic mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles ...

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Move Over Moriarty – Sale Waterside Arts

Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding in Move Over Moriarty for Lipservice

Writer: Maggie Fox &Sue Ryding Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following the success of Inspector Norse and Withering Looks, satirical comedy duo LipService return as Holmes and Watson in a reprisal of their cult classic Move Over Moriarty. Written by Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, Move Over Moriarty follows super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his dim sidekick John Watson ...

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Colin Cloud: Forensic Mind Reader – The Pyramid, Warrington

Reviewer: Matt Forrest If Sherlock Holmes were alive today what would he look like? I’m sure the first thing that comes into most people’s head would be the image of Benedict Cumberbatch. However if you were thinking a well suited spike-haired Scotsman, you would be nearer the truth. Colin Cloud makes no bones of his love for Sir Arthur Conan ...

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Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Brian Clemens Director: Patric Kearns Reviewer: Ann Bawtree This production of Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders is not only a memorable one, it is also a memorial, dedicated to the memory of Brian Clemens who died in January this year aged eighty four. As a writer and creator of such landmark television series: The Avengers, The Professionals, Adam ...

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NEWS: Potted Sherlock sleuths out West End’s Vaudeville Theatre

Following on from their hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner will return to London’s Vaudeville Theatre in December for the London premiere of their new show Potted Sherlock. Potted Sherlock is the duo’s greatest challenge yet, condensing the entire works of the famous detective into just eighty minutes. When you consider the detective appeared ...

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