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Sherlock Holmes on stage Oct 27 to Nov 8
David Arquette is set to play the title role in SHERLOCK HOLMES, an original adaptation inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales by the late Canadian playwright, Greg Kramer. it’s playing Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre from October 27-November 8, 2015.
Thrilling, humorous, full of head-scratching crimes and dazzling deduction in the face of cunning evil, SHERLOCK HOLMES takes theatre-goers on a heart-stopping adventure through the opium dens, the muddy docklands and the gritty backstreets of London during the turn of the century, a time of great social and technological change.
The opium wars have ended. The Ripper has wreaked his havoc. Electricity is on the rise and Scotland Yard is in its infancy. Lord Neville St. John gives a moving speech in the House of Lords to ban opium and a vote on the matter is imminent. Meanwhile, Professor James Moriarty, notorious criminal kingpin, plots to thwart the upcoming opium vote. When a drowned body is discovered, and Lord Neville goes missing, Scotland Yard turns to “the world’s only consulting detective” and newest resident of 221-B Baker Street: a certain Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
“I am beyond excited to play one of the most loved characters in all literature, stage and screen,” says Arquette. “Some may think I’m an odd choice. I am. I’m odd but thankfully so is he.” Starvox producer, Corey Ross, says that “the Steampunk costumes and brilliant set design–featuring projections on metal scrims–give the production a distinct modern edge, yet all the while it remains quintessentially Sherlock Holmes. It’s both timeless and contemporary, and audiences will enjoy the way it slyly hints at current events and today’s political culture. “
Andrew Shaver, one of Canada’s most exciting young directors, brings his ironic and kinesthetic vision to the production. and esign is by Cirque du Soleil’s James Lavoie. SHERLOCK HOLMES premiers in Toronto after a six-performance “preview” mounting in Los Angeles before kicking off a multi-city U.S. tour including stops in Washington, DC and Chicago, with subsequent cities planned into 2016.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
SHERLOCK HOLMES will be staged at The Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria St.) from October 27- November 8 with performances Tuesday – Friday evenings at 8:00 pm., Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Curtain time Opening Night, Wednesday, October 28, is 7:30 pm
Tickets range in price from $39.95 to $119.95 and are available online.
More information can be found on the official Sherlock Holmes website.
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