The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Adapted by Timothy Evers

Directed by Melissa Flower

October 3 through October 21, 2018 

Classical Theatre Company returns to the great Arthur Conan Doyle for the first time since the 2014-15 season’s smash hit, The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Engaged to reprise their roles as the detective and Dr. Watson are CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston and CTC company artist Andrew Love. “I’ve been in many plays over my career, but I’ve never had the chance to play the same character in different plays,” says Love. “I’m really looking forward to this challenge.”

The production will be adapting a few of Doyle’s short stories into one cohesive piece of theatre – all built around The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. “Timothy adapted our previous Holmes play and we’re over the moon to have him working on this production too,” says Johnston. “His talent with and passion for the material make him perfectly suited for this script. One of the several things that will set this production apart from other Holmes plays is that we’re really making this a story about and for Dr. Watson. He’s the narrator in almost all of the Holmes stories, and too often that gets forgotten when it comes to these stories being portrayed. He’s not a bumbling buffoon, he’s a doctor and a war hero. Our goal will be to give him this play.”

The CTC’s previous run with Holmes is still the company’s best-selling production, having garnered high praise from audiences and critics alike. Typically a director for the company, Johnston has previously appeared on the CTC stage as Holmes in The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (2015), and as Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (2014).



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