Sherlock Holmes is returning home to Baker Street to solve a new theatrical case this summer… in an unconventional Off-West End venue. 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.
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. Casting has yet to be announced.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), originally a physician, published A Study in Scarlet, his first Sherlock Holmes novel in 1887. He went on to write three further novels and more than fifty short stories about the London-based detective and his sidekick Dr Watson. A milestone in crime fiction, the Holmes stories have been adapted in myriad versions on stage and screen.
Greg Freeman’s credits include Kathmandu performed at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Pleasance Edinburgh, Dogstar, Montagu, Empty Vessels and the co-adaptation of Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes book A Study in Scarlet for the stage. His credits also include the critically acclaimed Doig! The Musical, No Picnic and Beak Street. Credits for television include the adaptation of the American sitcom Who’s The Boss into ITV’s The Upper Hand.
David Phipps-Davis is a writer and director. Previous credits as a director include See Me For Myself, An Ideal Husband (Tabard Theatre), Le Comte Ory, Macbeth, L’elisir d’amore (Dorset Opera Festival), Cinderella (Regent Theatre, Ipswich) and Who Will Carry The World? (Brockley Jack Theatre). Credits as a writer include Beauty and The Beast (UK tour), Sleeping Beauty, Dick Whittington (Dorking Halls) and Cinderella (Harlow Playhouse).
About Rudolph Steiner House
Rudolf Steiner House is a hub for contemporary culture in the heart of London offering a programme of spiritually oriented events in a unique and stunning architectural environment. In addition to a 220-seat theatre, it houses a bookshop, library, therapy centre and meeting rooms.
It is the cultural home of The Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, dedicated to the work and ideas Austrian-born philosopher, educationalist, social reformer, artist and architect Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925), a contemporary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!