Elementary? The cast who will solve the cast of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing has been revealed! We can’t wait to see this brilliant restaging that will bring London’s most famous detective home to Baker Street next month. Time to get booking, sleuths!
Take Note Theatre presents its brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing at Rudolf Steiner Theatre, a stone’s throw from Holmes’ 221B Baker Street, for a limited season from 17 July to 18 August 2019, with a press night on 25 July.
Stephen Chance dons the deer cap, for his third time playing Sherlock Holmes, opposite Philip Mansfield as Dr Watson in a five-strong cast that also features Doug Cooper, Imogen Smith and Vanessa-Faye Stanley.
Holmes and Watson are called to investigate a murder seemingly committed by an invisible perpetrator. As they probe into the mysterious lakeside drowning, something startling emerges…
A perplexed Inspector Peacock summons Holmes and Watson to the home of Miss Lucy Grendle, the daughter of the late Alfred Grendle – a man with a shadowy past. Miss Lucy Grendle has a problem with vodka (and Sherlock Holmes). The last time their paths crossed, it did not end well. Tension is in the air, and it’s not just because an Invisible Thing is prowling the house.
Written by Greg Freeman and directed by David Phipps-Davis, Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing was originally performed in 2016 at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, south London, and has been revised and restaged for the current run.
Stephen Chance (Sherlock Holmes) has played Sherlock Holmes twice previously in The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem (Gasworth Hall). His other theatre credits include Boeing Boeing (The English Theatre of Hamburg), Widower’s Houses (Sartorius Theatre)and Simpatico (Tabard Theatre). His television credits include Castles in the Sky. Film credits include Me Before You.
Doug Cooper plays Inspector Peacock. At the Tabard, he played Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband at the Tabard and starred in the historical show Venezia in Venice. He has also made frequent appearances in the productions of the long-running theatre company The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor. His other theatre credits include Women Beware Women (Royal Court Theatre). Film credits include See You In Hell and Love Freely But Pay For Sex.
Philip Mansfield plays Dr Watson. His previous theatre credits include See How They Run (York Theatre Royal), The Merchant of Venice, Pericles(Rose Theatre Kingston), The Scandalous Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Tabard Theatre), Twelfth Night (New Wimbledon Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Gray’s Inn Hall), Saint Joan (Shaw Theatre), The Way of The World (Barons Court Theatre), Pride and Prejudice and A Tale of Two Cities (UK tour).
Imogen Smith plays Betty Rochester. Her previous theatre credits include Reformation (White Bear Theatre), Love and Friendship (Omnibus Theatre), Sunday Readings in the Park (Park Theatre), Broadbent (Bristol Old Vic), To Kill A Mockingbird (York Theatre Royal / UK tour), Palace of the End (Arcola Theatre), The Time of the Tortoise (Theatre503), Coriolanus (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh) and The Winter’s Tale (Royal & Derngate).
Vanessa-Faye Stanley plays Lucy Grendle. Previous theatre credits include Richard III (Wales Millennium Centre – nominated for Best Supporting Actor at National Welsh Theatre Awards), War Horse (National Theatre) and Escapology (Camden People’s Theatre). She is also co-founder of the comedy trio The History Girls. Directing credits include The Terrific Electric (Barbican – Oxford Samuel Beckett Award).
Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing runs from 17 July to 18 August 2019 at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre, 35 Park Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!