Discover the Victorian fun on offer with Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) with the trailer for the Struts And Frets production running at the Tristan Bates Theatre this week, then book your tickets quickly!
The all-female tale of detective daring runs at the Camden venue from 28 October to 2 November 2019.
This fin-de-siècle merry-go-round is a rollercoaster ride of a show, with five women playing hundreds of characters while Holmes and Watson rattle through some of their favourite escapades, exposing crimes, solving mysteries, cheating death and making it safely back home in time to feed the dog.
See Holmes take on Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, and dodge and weave with Lestrade and the bungling authorities in a boxing match. Wonder as Mrs Hudson takes on the patriarchy in a Punch and Judy Show and enjoy Watson yet again trying to peddle the Book of Life in his Music Hall market scene!
Using music composed especially for the production, puppetry, magic and some questionable Victorian melodrama in a high-energy, physical, comedic pantomime, the production also tackles the wider issues of fake news, feminism and sheer force of will as it flies through the legend of Irene Adler’s great escapade, bringing in some of Sherlock Holmes’ favourite other stories and characters.
Watch the Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) trailer
The production is written and directed by Francesca De Sica, who also stars as Dr Watson. Elizabeth Appleby takes on the title role, with Katherine Blackshaw (Mrs Hudson), Princess Donnough (Irene Adler) and Laura-Jean Richardson (King of Bohemia) completing the cast.
Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) was originally commissioned by the British Council Pakistan, with Struts and Frets taking the production there in April 2019. It was created to travel like a Victorian circus, using portable costumes, props, lighting, sound and music to tackle political, social, historical and cultural issues for positive change.
Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) runs at Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actor’s Centre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP from 28 October to 2 November 2019 with performances Monday to Friday 7.45pm, Matinee Saturday 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
Peek into rehearsals for Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales)