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Holmes and Watson
9 April @ 7.30 am - 9.00 pmAED 100
Two years after Sherlock Holmes’ presumed death at the Reichenbach Falls, Dr Watson is spending a good deal of his time debunking the “frauds, fakes and charlatans” who purport to be the famous detective. So when he gets a telegram saying no fewer than three men all claim to be him at a lunatic asylum (formerly a fortress, then a lighthouse) on a remote Scottish island (of course), he hops on the train to check them out.
Award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, who has penned other Sherlock Holmes adventures for the stage, has come up with a satisfyingly convoluted entertainment. Naturally there’s a murder to be solved as well …
The ever-reliable Gautan Goenka directs for Abu Dhabi Festival’s UAE Theatre Circle. There are further performances on 10 April at 2.30 and 7.30pm.