Sherlock Holmes is Edinburgh’s most celebrated contribution to world literature and is very much present in the history and the feel of the city. It was a great experience to be able to see the play at King’s Theatre, the location definitely adds to the overall feel of the play.
This time the audience is faced with a retired Holmes, living alone on the Sussex coast in 1921 hunted by the memories of his old enemies. His relatively peaceful life is however disturbed by a body found on the nearby beach. He also receives an expected visit from Mary who believes that her dead son has risen from the ashes and is now haunting Baker Street.
The idea of ageing and the passage of time is a major theme in this play and is carried out fairly successfully. Robert Powell and Liza Goddard are brilliant in their roles as Sherlock and Mary making the play a pleasure to watch. Their captivating performances make it a gripping and thrilling story to follow with some twists and turns Sherlock is so well known for.
With its captivating performances and a beautiful setting, it’s a play worth seeing. You can book your tickets here: