Opened 26 Feb 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Find out about the real man behind the fictional detective. Set in 1916, we see Holmes return to 221b Baker Street, having attended Watson's funeral. For Holmes, Watson's funeral stimulates a range of emotions and reminiscences about their meeting, the setting up of Holmes as the 'world's first consulting detective' and some stories tat illustrate their close friendship. The first act ends with the dramatic interview between Holmes and Moriarty, and the apparent death of Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls. Act two describes Holmes journeys during his apparent death. We learn of his childhood, the manslaughter of his cruel father, and the effect this had on his life. The loss of Watson, the only emotional tie in his world, has a profound effect on Holmes and he decided to end it all with this dependable 7% solution of cocaine - but does he?