Saturday, 21 April 2018

Fancy a laugh, I presume?

FOR fans of the greatest of British detectives — and anyone who enjoys the chance to use their powers of

FOR fans of the greatest of British detectives — and anyone who enjoys the chance to use their powers of deduction whilst being highly entertained — Sherlock’s Last Case opens at the Watermill Theatre this weekend.

The comedy takes many of Conan Doyle’s familiar characters and adds a twist.

There is the seriously disillusioned Watson, a whole family of Moriartys, a dim-witted Inspector Lestrade and Holmes, a ladies’ man.

A death threat against Sherlock Holmes is sent by the son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

Strangely, Holmes is warned of the plot by Moriarty’s daughter, to whom Holmes is strongly attracted.

The plot takes many a devious turn until surprisingly Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar. Much humour and mystery follow, leading to an unexpected denouement.

Maria Aitken, director of The 39 Steps, will direct this latest show about Sherlock Holmes, which can be seen for the first time at the Watermill.

She is assisted by Robin Belfield who has directed the Watermill’s Christmas shows for the past three years and will return in November to direct this year’s Christmas show, Pinocchio. The cast includes Alister Cameron as Lestrade and Christopher Godwin. Sherlock’s Last Case runs at the Watermill from tonight until Saturday, November 2. Box office: 01635 46044 or visit www.watermill.org.uk

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