This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.
The Northern Echo
We are delighted to welcome the inimitable Dominic Goodwin and Julian Finnigan back to The Swallow Theatre once again with this hilarious and unique homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective hero Sherlock Holmes along with his sidekick Dr Watson.
A shortened version of Stuart Fortey‘s play was included in our online show ‘Christmas By The Fireside’. Now this fast paced entertainment returns once again to Wigtownshire in its full-length version. It’s time to laugh again!
Warning: This play contains serious humour that can lead to outbreaks of hilarity and uncontrollable laughter.
Before slipping into well-earned retirement, Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon his long-time companion Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles. For the first time ever they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse – an affair upon whose outcome the security of Europe once hung by a thread. Shrouded in secrecy until now, this case has finally been approved by the government for public disclosure.
It is also understood that Mr Holmes has been entrusted by Her Majesty with the conveyance to the Tower of London of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the seventeenth century and only recently discovered in a midden in Maastricht. It is expected that the evening will include a glimpse of this priceless gem; in which case, one can only be thankful that Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, fell to his death at the Reichenbach Falls. Or did he? Or is he still alive, planning another deadly strike as he lurks, unseen, in the wings…?
Fast paced entertainment and providing many a titter! This is your final chance to catch Holmes and Watson as they embark on their farewell tour! Don’t miss them… It’s elementary!!
Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour
Written by Stuart Fortey
Directed by David Robertson
With Julian Finnigan as Holmes and
Dominic Goodwin as Watson
Duration: 110 minutes including an interval