It seems elementary. A UK tour starts next week of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain following its smash hit premiere at Theatre Royal Bath.
Robert Powell stars as the world famous detective in this brand new adventure, written by Simon Reade, which also stars Liza Goddard.
Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?
Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.
All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies.
So Holmes is determined to solve a mystery, and confront his own demons at the same time, when Mary Watson, wife of his former associate, Dr John Watson, tracks him down to tell him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well.
Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller was commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously literary manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The production reunites Robert Powell with Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.
Cast: Robert Powell, Liza Goddard, Roy Sampson, Timothy Kightley, Anna O’Grady and Lewis Collier.
They are joined by Daniel Cech-Lucas, Peter Cadden, Peter Yapp and Louise Templeton.
Sherlock Holmes & The Final Curtain, directed by David Grindley, ends its opening run at Theatre Royal Bath tonight and is then on tour until the end of July.
May 7 – 12, Theatre Royal Newcastle May 14 – 19, Rose Theatre Kingston May 21 – 26, Malvern Festival Theatre May 28 – June 2, Edinburgh Kings Theatre June 4 – 9, Theatre Royal Nottingham June 11 – 16, Oxford Playhouse June 18 – 23, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud June 25 – 30, Cardiff New Theatre July 2 – 7, Leicester Curve July 9 – 14, Cambridge Arts Theatre July 16 – 21, Everyman Cheltenham July 23 – 28, Manchester Opera House