The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes

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Jeremy Paul's 1988 play based on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous characters returns to the West End. Read More >

The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes is based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Premiered in 1988, Jeremy Paul’s play The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes centres on a seemingly deadly encounter between Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective Holmes and his nemesis, arch criminal Professor Moriarty, at Reichenbach Falls. As secrets and betrayal are slowly revealed, Watson finds his loyalty and friendship tested to the very limit, Holmes is forced to turn his unswerving powers of deduction upon himself and the true relationship between Holmes and Moriarty is finally revealed.

Egan, who plays Holmes, is still remembered for his role in popular sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles during the 1980s. However, he is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared in productions of Hamlet, Richard II, Journey’s End, Noises Off and Art. Recent stage credits include a UK tour of Conan Doyle’s The Hound Of The Baskervilles, in which he again played Holmes, and Noël Coward’s A Song At Twilight in 2009.

Daws was last seen on the London stage in Public Property at Trafalgar Studios last year. His many screen credits include Jeeves And Wooster, Outside Edge and, more recently, drama series The Royal.

For more about The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes at the Duchess theatre read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 15/07/2010

Opening Night: 20/07/2010

Closing Night: 11/09/2010

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


Peter Egan, Robert Daws


Director - Robin Herford

Producer - Ian Fricker, Richard Temple

Designer - Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer - Matthew Eagland

Sound - Matthew Bugg

Author - Jeremy Paul

Music By - Matthew Bugg

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