Elementary, dear theatre audience

Sherlock Holmes (Duncraig resident Mark Fitzpatrick) and Dr Watson (Mindarie resident Philip Bedworth) are seen to by the housekeeper Mrs Hudson (Butler resident Christine Smith).
Sherlock Holmes (Duncraig resident Mark Fitzpatrick) and Dr Watson (Mindarie resident Philip Bedworth) are seen to by the housekeeper Mrs Hudson (Butler resident Christine Smith).

SHERLOCK Holmes is coming to Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre.

Directed by Wanneroo resident Shelley McGinn, An Evening with Sherlock Holmes is a collection of three separate intertwined stories spanning 40 years.

The first two stories are based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Holmes tales but the third is by playwright Jules Tasca, which puts a different spin on things.

Sherlock Holmes (Duncraig resident Mark Fitzpatrick) and Dr Watson (Mindarie resident Philip Bedworth).

It still pays homage to Sherlock Holmes, with audiences able to view the famed detective’s complex personality from every angle, whether it’s the sharp humour, sharper intellect, morbid side or obsessive tendencies.

“The three stories follow the usual whodunit pattern but are presented in a different way,” McGinn said.

“The audience will need to suspend their reality a little more for this performance.

“While the first two are typical Holmes and Watson stories, the third is very different – and the audience will be tested until the reveal takes place.”

Duncraig resident Mark Fitzpatrick plays the title role in An Evening with Sherlock Holmes.

McGinn said she had always enjoyed the stories of Sherlock Holmes, “both the very traditional and the more recent films”.

“It was the interesting characters of Holmes and Watson that inspired me to choose this play,” she said.

THE ESSENTIALS
What: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes
When: 8pm, July 4-6, 11-13, and 2pm, July 7
Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo
Tickets: www.limelighttheatre.com.au or 0499 954 016

Dr Watson (Mindarie resident Philip Bedworth) with his medical apparatus.