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2 Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

 

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The duo start off with the first mystery of the night: "The Red-Headed League." To avoid confusion, the audience needs to pay close attention, as the pair switch roles often to represent other characters. At times the pair will try to convey different mannerisms and accents for the changing characters to assist the audience with this, but it still proves a tiresome task for those with a wandering mind.  The second mystery of the night, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," puts Holmes and Watson to the task of solving yet another mystery while the audience is again put to the test of having to decipher some ye old English terms and language. (Die-hard Holmes fans will probably appreciate the accuracy though). The performers display impressive memory skills as they recite their lines with fluidity and ease (a seemingly challenging feat given the nature of the script for the forementioned reasons). Aside from two chairs, the performers use no props, so imagination is required. Luckily the duo are quite skilled at aiding the audience with this through charade-like movements, and narration. While the production is executed well, some may find the play a little dry, but at least there are refreshing beverages available at the venue.  —Leanne Curtis
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
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3/ 5


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Dates / Times:
  • 3:45 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 6:15 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 6:00 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 7:30 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 2:45 pm - 2018/08/23
  • 5:45 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 6:15 pm - 2018/08/25



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Posted 2018/08/19 by


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One Review


  1.  
    Pierrette Requier

    Two Sherlock Holmes Adventures is just that: two of Conan Doyle’s best-loved stories told by two of the Fringe’s most experienced actors. It’s high-paced, witty, and true to the original’s fine prose. The full houses for every performance speak not only to the audience’s loyalty to a beloved text, but to the dedication and expertise of the performers.





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