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Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed. Helmed by Tony Award-nominated Daniel Evans behind the 2016 West End transfer of Showboat, the play is written by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, with stage design by Wolf Hall's Christopher Oram.
The phenomenon of the Great Detective has captured television and film audiences in recent years, with screen adaptations starring Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary, Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, and of course, Robert Downey Jr in the eponymous films, all bringing something different to their portrayal. However, the first widespread portrayal of Holmes is courtesy of American actor William Giltette, who played him on Broadway in 1899!
Staying true to the cerebral and moody atmosphere of Conan Doyle's Victorian era novels, this new play based on his works takes form as a mystery within a mystery, where Holmes must confront demons from his early childhood. This is Holmes as you have never seen him before, with twists and turns promised by the innovative writing team. Check back for more details....
Opening night: 8 August 2018
To be confirmed
Written by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel
Directed by Daniel Evans
Produced by Antonio R. Marion and Kimberly Much
Scenic design by Christopher Oram
Lighting by Tony winner Hugh Vanstone
Costume design by William Ivey Long
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