Leo Steele presents Tacit Theatre’s production of
A Study In Scarlett
By Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted for the stage by Lila Whelan and Greg Freeman
Tacit Theatre return to Southwark Playhouse with a brand new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective classic.
A young and ambitious Holmes at the outset of his career meets a war-ravaged, disenchanted Watson – discharged from the army after the horrors of the Afghan war – floating aimlessly around London and fast running out of money.
A gruesome discovery in a derelict house in Camberwell sets them on a trail of intrigue and revenge, which leads through Victorian London’s murky underbelly across the world to a Mormon settlement in Utah.
Join Holmes and Watson as they take their first steps together towards becoming one of literature’s most iconic duos.
Tacit Theatre’s new production features an original score, live music, immersive design and an ensemble cast of actor-musicians. It follows up on their two sold-out runs of The Canterbury Tales at Southwark Playhouse and last year’s national tour.
‘Almost as whip-smart as the great detective himself’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘Such a deliciously fun night out that it feels impossible not to recommend it to everyone!‘ The Public Reviews
‘A thoroughly enjoyable evening’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage
‘Nicholas Thompson’s cleverly conceived, entertaining production’ British Theatre Guide
‘Whilst not only a fine adaptation that is sure to delight Holmes fans, it is a great evening to showcase just how to fill a small space with such a delightful, relevant story with considerable talent.’ A Younger Theatre
Original music and arrangements
Annabelle Brown and Ella Wahlström
Set and Costume Design