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“A Scandal in Nova Alba” – a mix of Bard and Baker Street
April 24, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - April 28, 2018 @ 7:45 pm
The oneACTS 2018 festival at at the cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre in Surbiton
runs from the 23rd to the 28th April.
Eight new plays will performed over six nights in a festival of original playwriting at the cornerHOUSE – including A Scandal in Nova Alba by Orlando Pearson!
Shakespeare wrote comedies, tragedies and histories. But he never got around to writing a whodunnit and this mixture of the Bard and Baker Street fills the gap in his oeuvre.
The King of Nova Alba approaches Sherlock Holmes. The current king’s predecessor on the Nova Alban throne, King Duncan, came to a violent end and Holmes’s petitioner is the prime suspect.
He wants Sherlock Holmes to find the true killer.
There is many a twist in a familiar tale, before Holmes reveals the utterly unexpected truth.
Autumn Leaves, Bomb Proof, Invisibility and Baring All will be staged at the theatre in Douglas Road, on April 23, 25 and 27, while actors in Underhill, Saying Goodbye, A Scandal in Nova Alba, and Paws for Thought will tread the boards on April 24, 26 and 28.
The week-long showcase of original oneACT plays is now in its 13th year and will feature bite-sized chunks of drama, comedy, tragedy and whimsy from eight local playwrights.
Shows in the oneACTS 2018 start at 7.45pm; tickets for each night are £9 (£7 concessions) from Ticketsource: