A scandalous “Scandal” – Bohemia comes to Camden!
July 8 - July 20
ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Struts and Frets are delighted to announce we’ll be bringing this play to the Camden People’s Theatre in London between 8th-20th July 2019!
Roll up! Roll Up! For an all-female 90-minute Victorian circus act called A Scandal in Bohemia! This fin-de-siècle merry-go-round is a rollercoaster ride of 6 women playing hundreds of characters while Holmes and Watson expose crimes, solve mysteries, cheat death and make it safely back home in time to feed the dog.
Holmes takes on Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, dodges and weaves with Lestrade and the bungling authorities in a boxing match, Mrs Hudson takes on the patriarchy in a Punch and Judy Show, and Watson will yet again try peddling The Book of Life in his Music Hall market scene!
Using music composed especially for the production, puppetry, magic and some questionable Victorian melodrama in a high-energy, physical, comedic pantomime, we also tackle the wider issues of fake news, feminism and sheer force of will as we fly through the legend of Irene Adler’s great escapade, bringing in some of Sherlock Holmes’ favourite other stories and characters. The company enjoyed adapting and devising this play, which was specially commissioned for the British Council Pakistan. The production involved designing a portable set of costumes, props, lighting, sound and music, to tackle political, social, historical and cultural issues for positive change.
See the trailer at https://youtu.be/hj2oVaETFUU!
Camden People’s Theatre is at 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 2PY. It’s close to Euston, Euston Square and Warren Street Underground stations (and handy for Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe in North Gower Street).
Tickets are £12.00/£10.00. Book online at bit.ly/SherlockScandal