Tue 24 Nov - Sat 28 Nov 2009
 Tues – Sat 7.30pm Sat Matinee 3pm
Tickets £14 (£12 concs)


Tabard Theatre presents
A Makin Projects production

Roger Llewellyn
Sherlock Homes...
the last act

By David Stuart Davies
with original music by Simon Slater
Directed by Gareth Armstrong

The World's Greatest Detective confronts the most complex case - his own psyche!

After a triumphant season at the Tabard Theatre last November, Roger returns with a very different play... 'Sherlock Holmes...the last act!'

It is 1916. Drawn from 2 year's Sussex retirement for the funeral of his friend, Dr. Watson,  Holmes returns  to  Baker Street to resolve  'the last act'  of his epic career.

The play explores the mind of the real man, - not the thinking machine. An unexpectedly passionate and secretive man, with a cutting sense of humour.

Stripping away the infamous clinical façade, Holmes reveals  fears & weaknesses, and the devastating consequences of the  dramas of his formative years. The whole being 'deduced ' from the 'clues' in Conan Doyle's stories.

"Roger seems born to play the part, commanding the stage alone while playing to the audience and unseen characters with humour and panache"
Living in Surrey

"This is a truly great production, a wonderfully written, beautifully directed play that perfectly hits the mark that lies between the play of ideas and the play of entertainment"
Brighton Magazine

5 stars at  Edinburgh and selection as one of "The Top Ten Fringe Plays,".

Over 500 performances in 350 venues around the world : London : Cockpit Theatre; Jermyn St; Tabard New York City; Detroit ;New York State: 5 weeks.  Canada :8 weeks; Hong Kong; Bangkok; Riyad; Italy, France, Singapore. Ireland,Scotland,Malta.. and the  final Atlantic crossing of QE2 !


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

"… the  last act!"   was created for him by David Stuart Davies,  a  writer  specialising  in  Conan Doyle's work.  The Director, Gareth Armstrong, completed a 10yr world tour of his own multi-award-winning  solo show: Shylock.  Atmospheric  Lighting; and a thrilling, original score from RSC composer, Simon Slater contribute to

a 'Memorable, Moving, and Intensely Theatrical Experience'.



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2 Bath Road
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