|"The worlds greatest fictional detective"|
by Jill Lawrie for remotegoat on 12/09/12
Conan Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes has enthralled many generations for over a century. The great detective is famous for his conceited self-assured brilliance and in this production "A Study in Fear " sees the sleuth come face to face with his nemesis Professor Moriarty in a tumultuous encounter at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.
The play opens with Holmes unexpected arrival at the home of his friend and colleague Dr Watson but rapidly develops into intrigue, disguise, deduction and a chase across London and the continent.
A disappointing set was redeemed by technically excellent authentic sound effects from Victorian horse-drawn cabs to breath-taking steam trains. However the limitations of what was virtually a two-hander severely restricted an unfolding mysterious investigation.
Ian Sharrock, well-known for his 9 year stint in the TV soap "Emmerdale", played the lovable Dr John Watson with a mixture of gullibility and unmistakeable honesty. A powerful performance from the charismatic Nicholas Briggs (the voice of the Daleks being one of his many credits) who took on the exacting role of Sherlock Holmes, brilliantly illustrating the detective's fascinating character.
This thriller opens in Worthing and tours the UK reaching Chesterfield at the end of October.
|Event Venues & Times|
|finished||Greenwich Theatre | Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8ES|
|finished||Pomegranate | Corporation Street, Chesterfield, S41 7TX|
|finished||Chelmsford Civic and Cramphorn Theatres | Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG|
|finished||Worthing Connaught Theatre | Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG|
|finished||Kings Theatre | Albert Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2QJ|