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“Sherlock Holmes – The Last Act!” – after Edinburgh … the World!

February 17 - August 25

David Stuart Davies wrote it especially for the late Roger Llewellyn.
Now, under the original director, the award-winning Gareth Armstrong, Nigel Miles-Thomas dons the mantle of the Great Detective – a character he portrayed with great success in The Return of Sherlock Holmes at the 2021 and 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and on tour.

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act! 

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act shows the man behind the myth, exposing the great detective’s fears and weaknesses, the devastating consequences of the dramas of his formative years, and, unexpectedly, his cutting sense of humour. It is 1916. Drawn from two years Sussex retirement for the funeral of his friend, Dr Watson, Holmes returns to Baker Street to resolve ‘the last act’ of his epic career.

Cross-examinations, heated arguments between Holmes and Watson, and all manner of comic and serious interactions, between many famous Conan Doyle characters, develop the evening’s drama.

Nigel Miles-Thomas says: “A warning: anyone expecting a dry, historical treatise will be disappointed – it is certainly well-researched, but it is also a very human piece of work and highly entertaining”.

David Stuart Davies, BSI  has studied Conan Doyle’s writing since his university thesis on Sherlock Holmes in 1977. He has written several Sherlock Holmes novels and plays and is respected as an international authority on the subject. He is, of course, a long-term member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, and for eleven years he devised and presented the Society’s annual Film Night.

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act!

Following enthusiastically received bookings in the USA, China and Thailand, the play moves on to Australia:

17 February – 7 March: Adelaide Fringe Festival
Goodwood Theatre & Studios

And will return in the summer to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:
1-25 August: Assembly Rooms, Drawing Room


February 17
August 25
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