Friday, July 23, 2010
SHERLOCK [abridged] THE CASE OF THE PORCELAIN TONGUE
Imagine the entire canon of novels and short stories about Sherlock Holmes.
Now imagine them distilled into one definitive Sherlock Holmes story. And so
you have it: The Case of the Porcelain Tongue.
Holmes and Watson must foil the machinations of the villainous Hodley
Blackscar as he attempts to steal a fabulous, diamond-encrusted porcelain
tongue from his beautiful step-daughter. Along the way, our heroes come up against clues, danger, and dangerous clues. What is the secret of Hodley Blackscar? Who is the mysterious Blackley Hodscar? And will Watson find another wife to add to his collection?
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
Sherlock (abridged) is the second collaboration between Matthew Woodcock, Peter Davis and producer Frazer Brown, under the Theatre (abridged) banner. Their acclaimed original production, Hamlet (abridged), co-written with Simon Kane (Mitchell and Webb; Shunt’s Money), made its debut at the 2008 Camden Fringe. They return in full force, bringing their frenetic energy and surreal wit to the world’s greatest detective and his lady-loving sidekick.
CAMDEN FRINGE UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE 2010:
Producer Frazer Brown has programmed an eclectic group of shows exclusively for the Camden Fringe 2010 at the respected fringe venue Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Dubbed ‘CF10 Upstairs’, the programme includes classic plays and brand new productions, including exclusive world premieres. The first Camden Fringe took place in August 2006 at the Etcetera Theatre and included 57 performances by 22 acts. It has grown steadily since then and last year there were 399 performances by 116 different acts in 4 separate venues. There has been an 80% increase in ticket sales each year since 2007. More details can be found www.camdenfringe.org
ABOUT FRAZER BROWN and RTC:
Founded in 2005 by Cassie Wadsworth and Frazer Brown, RTC prides itself on pioneering new and exciting works as well as supporting rising directors who bring a fresh and modern approach to new writing and established theatre classics. Recent projects have included the West End run of Dorian Gray (starring Matthew James Thomas).
Cast: Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock
8th–10th August 2010 6pm
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate
Box Office: www.camdenfringe.org or 08444 77 1000