A Scandal in Bohemia!


This fin-de-siècle steampunk merry-go-round will be a rollercoaster ride of 6 women playing hundreds of characters while Holmes and Watson expose crimes, solve mysteries, cheat death and make it safely back home in time to feed the dog.
A Scandal in Bohemia! at Camden People's Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Started: Monday 8 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 July 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Struts and Frets Theatre Company is a London-based multinational group of independent theatrical collaborators.


Past productions include a 16 strong all-female Henry V at the Edinburgh Festival and Peckham Asylum Chapel; The Tempest for Eressos Women's Festival and a specially commissioned all-female Sherlock Holmes for the British Council Pakistan.


Synopsis


Roll up! Roll Up! For an all-female 90-minute Victorian circus act called A Scandal in Bohemia!


This fin-de-siècle steampunk merry-go-round will be a rollercoaster ride of 6 women playing hundreds of characters while Holmes and Watson expose crimes, solve mysteries, cheat death and make it safely back home in time to feed the dog.


Holmes escapes Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, dodges and weaves with Lestrade and the bungling authorities in a boxing match, Mrs Hudson takes on the patriarchy in a Punch and Judy Show and there are still a few boxes of the Book of Life to peddle down East Street in the Music Hall market scene!


Using music composed especially for the production, puppetry, magic and some questionable Victorian melodrama in a high-energy, physical, comedic pantomime, we'll rugby-tackle the wider issues of fake news, feminism and sheer force of will as we fly through the legend of Irene Adler's great escapade, bringing in some of Sherlock Holmes' favourite other stories and characters.


Specially commissioned for the British Council Pakistan, this production was created to travel like a Victorian circus, using portable costumes, props, lighting, sound and music to tackle political, social, historical and cultural issues for positive change.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 8 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Production: Struts and Frets Theatre Company

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