Sherlock Holmes..The Death and Life

Wryly humorous tale of murder and mystery at The Tabard Theatre

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Sherlock Holmes.. the Death and Life plays at The Tabard Theatre from Monday 24 November to Saturday 29 November 2008. Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Matinees, Saturday 2:30pm

Tickets: £13 (£11 concessions)

Book online at or 0844 847 2264

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Arthur Conan Doyle tires of his intolerably arrogant Sherlock Holmes, and creates the malevolent Professor Moriarty to dispose of him. But the author's dangerous strategy, combined with his passion for raising the spirits of the dead, has rather more bizarre and dramatic consequences than he bargains for!

This fantasy is a light-hearted illustration of the battle between an author's intentions , and the rebellious personalities and ambitions of his literary creations.

Roger Llewellyn's first theatrical encounter with Holmes was in 1999 in a major new adaptation of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. David Stuart Davies saw the play and wrote the solo drama: 'Sherlock Holmes…the last act !' for him. This show premiered at The Salisbury Playhouse and won 5 stars at Edinburgh and was selected as one of 'The Top Ten Fringe Plays,' and toured world-wide for 9 years, in over 450 performances.

Last year, Mark Makin of 'makin projects' offered to co- produce a second Sherlockian venture; and in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the same creative team, SHERLOCK HOLMES … the Death and Life premiered at Guildford in March 2008 and along with 'the last act! ', tours into the next decade.

Roger Llewellyn won the Shakespeare Prize at RADA, and has had a long career in regional theatre, television, the West End, and 2 seasons with the RSC.

David Stuart Davies, is a renowned writer, and specialist in Conan Doyle adaptations: as plays, anthologies and novels.

Gareth Armstrong, a widely experienced Director & RSC actor ,toured the world for 10 years with his own award-winning solo shows: 'Shylock' ; and ‘Dr Prospero'.

Simon Slater has written & recorded music for over 80 plays, including many for the RSC.

November 18, 2008