Attention Sherlock Holmes fans!! We received the following from Jeremy
Goodwin, Marketing and Press Associate from Shakespeare & Company.
Hi. I just came across your Web site, and it looks like the
“pipe" part may be more prominent than the “Sherlock
Holmes” part of your organization, but just in case I thought
I’d drop you a line to let you know about a show we have
this fall that could be of interest to your members. Here at Shakespeare
& Company in the Berkshires, we are putting on The Secret
of Sherlock Holmes, a play originally written by Jeremy Paul for
Jeremy Brett to play Sherlock in London ’s West End . It
doesn’t seem like it’s been performed much, if at
all, in these parts.
Here is a portion of the press release to whet the appetites of
your inner detective....
Just when you thought you knew
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
this fall at Shakespeare & Company
“There are certain people to whom one cannot lie. My friend
is one of them. And yet there are certain truths which cannot be
told…easily.” The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.
[Lenox , MA]—Shakespeare & Company presents a fascinating
new look at two old friends with the Berkshires debut of The Secret
of Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Robert Walsh and featuring longtime
Company actors Michael Hammond and Dave Demke as Sherlock Holmes
and Dr. John Watson, the play runs in Founders’ Theatre September
28 through October 28. Press opening is Saturday, September 29 at
Founders’ is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Performances
of Sherlock in the evenings run at 7:00 p.m. and in the afternoons
at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $38 for one scheduled preview
performance on September 28th, and $20 through $57 thereafter. For
a complete listing of productions and schedules or to inquire about
student, senior, group and Rush Tix or to receive a brochure, please
visit the Web site at www.shakespeare.org. Box office phone number
is (413) 637-3353.
As a special offer to the local community, the Company’s
popular ‘ Berkshire residents’ half-off discount’
will be expanded to apply to any performance of The Secret of Sherlock
Holmes. (During the summer season, Berkshire residents receive 50%
the regular ticket price for any performance except Friday and Saturday
Sherlock Holmes is thought to be the most-filmed fictional character,
and this play uses the forum of the theatre to look into dark corners
that have been overlooked by television and film interpretations.
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is written by acclaimed Holmes expert
Jeremy Paul, who wrote eight episodes of the celebrated Granada
Television series that ran from 1984 to 1988 and 1992 to 1994, beginning
with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The play made its debut
in London ’s West End in 1989 with the late Jeremy Brett,
whose celebrated portrayal of Holmes in the TV series is considered
by many to be the definitive dramatic representation of that character
in the title role.
In this fascinating piece, Paul has combed meticulously through
the Sherlock Holmes canon and refashioned bits of dialogue and interaction
between Holmes and Dr. Watson—meant in the original stories
to flesh out their relationship, but often cut from filmed adaptations
to make way for the plot—and, in so doing, has pointed the
magnifying glass at this enigmatic and complex friendship.
To read more or to purchase tickets online