With theatres closed and dark across the nation – and beyond – where can we experience quality Sherlockian drama?
At Holmes, of course! (Sorry, that should read, “At home”…)
Last year the company called 09 Lives staged a promenade production of The Hound of the Baskervilles in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of Abney Park, one of London’s “magnificent seven” Victorian garden cemeteries.
To support the Abney Park Trust during this strange time so that they can continue to host outside performance events later in the year, the company has recorded an audio version of the play, which will be streamed on Monday the 20th July at 7.30 pm, and will and then be available to download until the end of August. Donations in aid of Abney Park Trust will be very welcome.
Robert Lloyd Parry is best known for his superb performance of ghost stories, particularly those of M.R. James.
Throughout June, he posted on his YouTube channel performances of strange tales by various authors, including Arthur Conan Doyle.
And the Conan Doyle stories are not supernatural tales but adventures of Sherlock Holmes!
You’ll find them at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PqYPBheidcS9BDC3WDDOLb81tEeFQfg
The other authors are: E.F. Benson, Lucy M. Boston, Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, ‘D.N.J.’, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Edgar Allan Poe, L.T.C. Rolt, Saki, and H.G. Wells.
Having had to postpone the planned tour of their new play, Bert Coules and Tim Marriott have recorded it as an audio drama.
Tim Marriott follows in the footsteps of Michael Williams and Andrew Sachs in Watson: The Final Problem, produced and directed by Bert Coules. You’ll find it on the Smokescreen Productions website at www.smokescreenprods.com.
Sherlock Holmes – A Scandal in Nova Alba by Orlando Pearson:
A live performance featuring Orlando Pearson, Jon Constant and Rhys Turner
Who killed King Duncan at Dunsinane Castle? Was it really the man on whom Shakespeare heaped blame and opprobrium? Or is there another explanation? Sherlock Holmes investigates a case even darker than the Bard’s original, and with many uncomfortable modern-day resonances.
PLEASE NOTE: TECHNICAL ISSUES MEAN THAT THIS ZOOMCAST, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE 11TH JULY, HAS TO BE POSTPONED.
We shall post the the rescheduled date as soon as it is confirmed.