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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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Sherlock’s Last Case – Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Writer: Charles Marowitz Director: Mark Sterling Reviewer: Fergus Morgan One imagines that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, given the famously antagonistic regard in which he held his most famous creation, would have greatly enjoyed Charles Marowitz’s Sherlock’s Last Case, a comic parody in which the great detective’s personal flaws are thoroughly examined. Sadly, Suffolk Summer Theatre’s production, currently running at Aldeburgh’s ...

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A Study in Scarlet – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Lila Whelan and Greg Freeman Music: Annabelle Brown Director: Nicholas Thompson Reviewer: Mary Halton The Conan Doyle oeuvre is well trodden by theatre makers, particularly in the wake of the successful Warner Bros. franchise and BBC series catapulting Holmes back into the forefront of popular culture. One might argue that it’s roundly difficult to ...

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