Nightshade's Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet

27th July 2017


Alone, addicted and alienated, a tortured genius provides services as a ‘consulting detective’, solving the crimes which baffle the police. A war veteran, haunted by conflicts past, struggles to find meaning in a bleak Victorian city.

Now, a grisly murder will unravel a tale of conspiracy and revenge, and begin an adventure that will bring together history’s greatest detective duo.

Nightshade Productions use their trademark combination of powerful historical storytelling and immersive street theatre to bring to life the origins of Conan Doyle’s legendary characters.

Following their sell-out run of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the Castle Museum, Nightshade Productions are again taking to the streets with a unique adaptation of Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet. The audience will follow Jane Wilberfoss, a veteran doctor newly returned from Afghanistan, on her quest to reunite with her troubled friend Lady Josephina Carmicle who has sent her a desperate plea for help. Utilising the historic streets of York, Nightshade will showcase the first meeting between Jane and her longtime companion Sherlock Holmes, the world’s only consulting detective.

In a world full of mystery and deceit the truth of who Sherlock Holmes really was will finally be revealed. Nightshade Productions will bring Conan Doyle’s legendary characters to life with their trademark combination of powerful historical storytelling and immersive street theatre. Putting the audience at the heart of the action, Sherlock Homes: A Study in Scarletpromises to be the must-see theatre event for Summer 2017.

Running until Sunday 13 August, Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet begins at York’s most haunted pub, The Golden Fleece Inn. Starting time is at 7.30pm and the show runs approximately for 2 hours. Adult tickets are £15 and children under 18 £8. Age recommendation for the show is 7+ as some scenes contain moderate violence.

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