Sherlock Holmes & the Crimson Cobbles – on tour
September 12 @ 7:30 pm - November 3 @ 10:00 pm
The Theatre Chipping Norton is touring the UK with Toby Hulse’s Sherlock spoof, Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles.
This deeply daft skit about Conan Doyle’s legendary detective, directed by Kirstie Davis, and based on an original story by David Hastings, will delight audiences of all ages. This witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s investigative pair is a fast paced, physical and raucous night at the theatre.
Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel murders that are sending shockwaves through London. When the evidence points to only one possible and inconceivable conclusion about the identity of Jack the Ripper, is the world’s greatest detective prepared to believe the unbelievable?
Three actors play all the characters, with Alasdair Buchan taking on the role of Sherlock having previously performed at in Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse), A Little History of The World (Watermill Theatre) and Jamie Lloyd’s Urinetown. Ben Tolley is Dr John Watson (recently in Pinocchio at Dukes Lancaster), and Neal Craig (who has worked extensively with Complicité) plays Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, a Cockney Chappie and Pretty Much Everyone Else.
Emily Moseley, the play’s producer said: “Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles is the most theatrical of theatre experiences. Actors portray two of the most famous literary characters of all time, while the third portrays the entire population of London in all of their vivid, eccentric glory. Playing with the idea of truth and fiction, this is a classic Holmes and Watson caper, fictional characters attempting to solve a series of real murders, and that allows for all sorts of fantastic liberties to be made.”
Dates and venues on the tour are:
12-16 September: Salisbury Playhouse (www.salisburyplayhouse.com – phone 01722 320333)
19-24 September: The Theatre, Chipping Norton (www.chippingnortontheatre.com – phone 01608 642350)
26 September: Corn Exchange, Newbury (www.cornexchangenew.com – phone 0845 5218218)
27-28 September: Mercury Theatre, Colchester (www.mercurytheatre.co.uk – phone 01206 573948)
29 September: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford (kmtheatre.co.uk – phone 02085534466)
30 September: Bampton Village Hall (phone 01993 851142)
2 October: Towngate Theatre, Basildon (www.towngatetheatre.co.uk – phone 01268 465465)
3 October: The Lights, Andover (www.thelights.org.uk – phone 01264 368368)
4 October: Roxburgh Hall, Stowe (www.artsatstowe.co.uk – phone 01280 825710)
5 October: The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury (www.themillartscentre.co.uk – phone 01295 279002)
6 October: The Pound, Corsham (www.poundarts.org.uk – phone 01249 701628)
7 October: Cassington Village Hall (cassingtonvillagehall.org.uk – phone 01865 883512 / 01865 881813)
11-12 October: Lincoln Drill Hall (www.lincolndrillhall.com – phone 01522 873894)
13 October: Ramsden Memorial Hall (www.ramsdenvillage.co.uk – phone 01993 868222)
14 October: Mollington Village Hall (phone 01295 750230)
15 October: Steeple Aston Village Hall (phone 01869 340423 / 01869 340485)
24 October: The Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth (www.manorpavilion.com – phone 01395 514413)
25-26 October: Theatre Royal Winchester (www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk – phone 01962 840440)
27 October: Pegasus Theatre, Oxford (pegasustheatre.org.uk – phone 01865 812150)
28 October: Cornerstone, Didcot (www.cornerstone-arts.org – phone 01235 515144)
3 November: Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead (phone 01628 788997)