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Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend at Barn Theatre

Cirencester theatre gears up for world premiere of new play

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend will be getting its world premiere at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester this month.

With a banging line up of creatives putting the show together, it’s guaranteed to be another hit production at the Cirencester theatre.

The play is set in a universe where the world of Holmes collides with the 1888 Whitechapel murders.

The two-act comedy play by Toby Hulse and Ross Smith combines Sherlock cliches, lurid press fictions of Ripperology with Basil Rathbone, What We Do In The Shadows and The Thirty-Nine Steps all blended into the style of a Netflix True Crime documentary.

Director Adam Meggido called the new work ‘playful and provocative’.

Toby Hulse said: “Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend is an extraordinary and unexpected new adventure for the world’s greatest detective, and with the exceptional talents of Adam Meggido as director, the show promises to be thrilling, wildly imaginative, and very, very funny.”.

Cast and Creatives

Chloe Tannenbaum
Joseph Chance
Helen Foster
Philip Pellew

Written by Toby Hulse and Ross Smith
Director – Adam Meggido
Designer – Jason Denvir
Lighting Desginer – Alex Musgrave
Composer and Sound Designer – Amanda Priestley
Sound Programmer – Christopher Reid
Assistant Director – Stephanie Lindwall
CSM and DSM – Clare Milner
ASM – Izzy Moore and Jasmin Meara wall
Wardrobe Supervisor – Denise Cleal

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend will be at Barn Theatre from 26 January – 09 March 2024

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