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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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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Simon Reade Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Dave Smith Sherlock Holmes apparently holds the Guinness World Record for the most portrayed literary human character on film and television. He may not be such a regular on stage but, nonetheless, you still have a lot of preconceptions and iconic portrayals to deal with, especially if you’re trying to do something new ...

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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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Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of Baskervilles – Kildare Street Hotel, Dublin

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation: Alice Coghlan Director: Alice Coghlan Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy The popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's enigmatic Sherlock Holmes shows no sign of waning. This popularity makes Wonderland Theatre's adaptation of The Hound of Baskervilles a clever choice for Dublin audiences. The company offers their unique take on the 'Dinner and a Show' model, simultaneously ...

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Ha Ha Holmes- Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Ben Langley Directors: Jamie Wilson &Ben Langley Reviewer: Rosie Revell [rating:4]   Just what is to be expected of a show whose own programme advises the audience to “hang your brains up with your coats when you enter” and whose own cast urge “Lower your standards.” In truth what follows is a frenetic, oddball, slapstick 90 minutes of fun ...

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Sherlock Holmes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Mark Catley Director: Nikolai Foster Designer: Michael Taylor Magic Consultant: Scott Penrose Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] World-premiering at West Yorkshire Playhouse this summer is the latest wave of Sherlock Holmes revival, taking the form of a new and exciting production written by Mark Catley. The script and style of production has a highly authentic Conan ...

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The Hound of The Baskervilles – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapters: Steven Canny &John Nicholson Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4.5]   It worked for The 39 Steps. It worked, in this very same house, for Travels With My Aunt. And now it's the turn of Sherlock Holmes – deerstalker, meerschaum, magnifying glass and all – as he solves the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles. ...

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