Latest Review – Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (UK Tour) (Opera House, Manchester)

Left Jason Durr (Sherlock Holmes) and right Andrew Hall (Dr Watson) in Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret Photographer Manuel Harlan

After a string of modern, updated adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective, it is actually very refreshing to see a piece which goes back to the original, smoke-clad, Victorian roots of the piece.

However, in terms of authenticity, aside from the Victorian setting (and the character’s names), there isn’t really a great deal that remains faithful to Doyle’s original creation, and I would expect that the more hardened Holmes enthusiasts would find themselves slightly disappointed with Mark Catley’s comic-infused adaptation…Read More

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