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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth brings intrigue to Woking

Posted: 28 May 2013
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth brings intrigue to Woking

The world’s greatest detective comes to Woking prior to the West End in Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret at the New Victoria Theatre from Tue 11 - Sat 15 June.

Starring a stellar cast of famous faces, this original theatrical thriller is full of murder, intrigue and danger, following Sherlock Holmes with a gripping new case.

Taking on the role of the renowned detective is Jason Durr, a television drama regular, most notably playing PC Bradley for six series of Yorkshire Televisions Heartbeat. Andrew Hall recently seen as Marc Selby on Coronation Street stars beside him as the ever trusted Watson. With credits including Poirot, Fresh Meat, Outnumbered and Silent Witness, Adrian Lukis stars as Sherlock’s methodical brother Mycroft. Tanya Franks, who was nominated for best newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for her role as Karen in the BBC comedy Pulling and has starred in Broadchurch and as Rainie in EastEnders takes on the role of the alluring Irene Adler; with Victor McGuire who appeared as Jack Boswell in Bread and Ron in Goodnight Sweetheart as Inspector LeStrade.

Two years after the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has lost his hunger. Refusing to take on any new cases he’s listless, bankrupt and reduced to selling the stories of his past glories. But when his brother Mycroft is arrested for treason, Holmes is jolted back into action along with Watson and the mysterious and beautiful Irene Adler. With demons of his own to fight and unsettled by feelings for the captivating Miss Adler he must battle unseen forces in a race to save Mycroft’s life. Has the deadly puzzle of The Best Kept Secret finally defeated the World’s Greatest Detective, can Sherlock win the race against time and save them all as well as himself?

Director Nikolai Foster’s current projects include the West End production of Beautiful Thing starring Suranne Jones, a 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s acclaimed play and Brecht's The Good Person of Sichuan for the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

Award wining writer Mark Catley’s television credits include the second series of Call the Midwife (BBC) and new E4 drama Youngers. He was the series consultant on BBC1's BAFTA award winning series Casualty between 2008 and 2011, leading the core story team as well as writing multiple episodes. His stage credits include Angus Thongs and Even More Snogging, Crap Dad, Scuffer and Sunbeam Terrace for West Yorkshire Playhouse. Mark is 2012’s RTS Yorkshire Award Writer of the Year.

The legendary occupant of 221b Baker Street faces his greatest challenge ever in a mystery spiked with such an emotional charge that Sherlock’s faith in logic seems lost to an impenetrable world of magic – will you be able to stand the tension?

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