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Fireside Stories with Holmes and Watson
Fri 9 December 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
The School of Ideas presents, in association with the Entire Theatre Company, Fireside Stories with Holmes and Watson.
A unique double bill comprised of a dramatised reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's little known short story The Adventure of The Creeping Man and an original play by Wally Sewell: The Adventure of the Crying Boy.
The Adventure of the Crying Boy
In the dead of night, in the middle of winter, Doctor Watson pays an impromptu visit on his old friend Sherlock Holmes. Their conversation progresses, touching on Holmes's cocaine addiction and his dalliance with Freud. Stories from childhood are revealed, including the appearance of a mysterious crying boy.
To compare and contrast the style of Conan Doyle's original writing and this drama, the play is supported by a companion piece, a performed reading of a lesser known Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Creeping Man.
The Entire Theatre Company, whose play Orbits played at RACC in September, specialise in small cast, stripped back productions. Their motto: 'Small Stage – Big Ideas'.
"An intriguing and engaging evening’s entertainment."
“I own all the Sherlock Holmes stories in the Strand originals and this felt like one I'd missed.”
“As a shrink, I loved it!”