If I have been overly harsh, I apologise, and I’m sure many audience members found aspects to enjoy in The Final Curtain, however, if ‘cosy crime’ is your thing, I think you’d be better off sticking to ITV3 repeats.
Undemanding: A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain is thinly plotted and shows that, despite having two accomplished, leading actors in Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, it is time to permanently retire the nation’s favourite, once great, consulting detective.
Theatre Royal Bath will present three new in-house production in its spring 2018 season: new Harley Granville Barker discovery Agnes Colander, directed by Trevor Nunn; the UK premiere of Samuel D Hunter’s The Whale; and Simon Reade’s take on Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain.
Jane Austen’s beloved novel is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production currently touring the UK – with a few changes that muddle the plot.
Felicity Kendal stars in A Room with a View, adapted from EM Forster’s novel by Simon Reade and directed by Adrian Noble. Full cast is now announced for the production which opens for a two-week run at the Theatre Royal Bath from 28 September to 8 October 2016, before touring until 3 December to Brighton, Richmond, Guildford Norwich, Cambridge and Chichester followed by a West End transfer.
Full casting is announced today for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 summer season ahead of a major UK tour in September.