Audiences just can’t get enough of Sherlock Holmes thanks to the Cumberbatch effect so fans of the genre are in for a theatrical treat with a new story at London’s Tabard Theatre opening next week.
GKS Productions’ Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing, by critically acclaimed playwright Greg Freeman, uses our favourite sleuths in a brand new tale for Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective.
A perplexed Inspector Peacock summons Holmes and Watson to the home of Miss Lucy Grendle, to investigate a murder seemingly committed by an invisible perpetrator.
Miss Lucy Grendle has a problem with vodka… and Sherlock Holmes. Their paths have crossed before and it did not end well. Tension is in the air and it is not just because a murderous Invisible Thing is prowling the house.
As the night unfolds, amid a lethal cocktail of a cadaver, origami and alcohol has Sherlock Holmes finally met his match?
Following his recent re-working of the Ballads of Robin Hood at the Southwark Playhouse, Greg Freeman returns to Sherlock Holmes. Freeman recently adapted for the stage – with Lila Whelan – Conan Doyles’s first Sherlock Holmes book, A Study in Scarlet, which received rave reviews when it premièred last year.
Alex Mann (Dunsinane; National Theatre Scotland and Shakespeare in a Suitcase RSC) takes the title role with Faith Edwards (Doctors, BBC) taking the mysterious role of Mrs Rochester. Richard Fish plays the ever reliable Dr Watson, Saria Steel is Lucy Grendle and Dan Maclane plays Inspector Peacock.
Directed by Ken McClymont, Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing promises to be a delicious Gothic night of thrills, spills and amusement.
Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing runs from June 7 -July 16.