The Adventure of
The play concerns an impromptu late night meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, who is now married and largely absent from Holmes's life. Their conversation progresses, touching on Holmes's cocaine addiction and his dalliance with Freud. Stories from childhood are revealed, including the appearance of a mysterious crying boy.
The play has been well received at its various performances around the fringe, winning praise from members of the Sherlock Holmes Society and at least one professional psychiatrist! One audience member remarked that he owned all the Holmes stories in the Strand originals and this looked like one he'd missed.
To compare and contrast the style of the original Conan Doyle writing and this drama, the play is supported by a companion piece, a performed reading of a lesser known Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Creeping Man.
This production has played at the Drayton Theatre Ealing, the Rocket Acton, OPEN Shop Ealing, the Dominion Centre Southall and the cornerHOUSE Surbiton.
"An intriguing and engaging evening’s entertainment"
- David Highton, Open Ealing