THE REAL SHERLOCK HOLMES
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PREMIERED 2022 AT THE LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL THEATRE & THE
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The Haldiman Press
Murder, mystery, and big laughs highlight Lighthouse’s best show of the season!
If you’re looking for an evening of non-stop hilarity, wrapped around an
entertaining old-fashioned murder mystery, then look no further. Playwright
Peter Colley knows how to blend comedy and menace with near surgical precision.
While the show features several over-the-top characters meant to draw big
laughs, the central mystery at its core remains interesting throughout, and has
a great twist ending. (It will) keep you entertained from beginning to end, and
enough technical wizardry on display to leave you dazzled. This play is a true
The Hamilton Spectator
"'The Real Sherlock Holmes' is an elegant first-rate production that will make
you laugh... the perfect antidote... isn’t laughter the very thing we need when
times are troubled? You bet! Jeff Dingle, a terrific Conan Doyle, has exactly
the right sense of style and pace to make this spirited Peter Colley comedy
work... (his) and other performances linger in the imagination long after the
baddies are carted off to jail. Colley has a way of tethering light-hearted
comedy with more serious dramatic intentions, and with 'The Real Sherlock
Holmes' he gets this right, especially in the play’s glorious second act. Expect
to see 'The Real Sherlock Holmes' popping up at regional theatres everywhere and
"The game is afoot at Lighthouse Festival! We definitely recommend that you DO
NOT miss this show. (This is) a hilarious whodunit, keeping the audience in
stitches, especially in the 2nd half as the audience watched this mystery
unravel... a marvelously mysterious story."
Port Dover Maple Leaf
‘The Real Sherlock Holmes’ a “must see”! This colourful, often funny tale had
the audience in stitches... fast-paced sleuthing took the audience across
Scottish soirees, bawdy houses, castles, misty moors, and stormy seas to the
Western Isles. There is much to laugh at along the way... it was a big hit with
"A hilarious whodunit, keeping the audience in stitches".
- "Congratulations to everyone - it was wonderful! Everything was spot on! I
hope this play and the playwright get the success it deserves."
- "We truly enjoyed this show. We haven't laughed this hard in a long time. We
applaud both the writer, director, actors and the crew."
- "We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. A well-written play with a wonderful mix
of sly and broad humour."