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‘ELEMENTARY’ CLUES TO THE DEATH – AND LIFE – OF SHERLOCK HOLMES…… The world's greatest fictional detective confronts the most complex case of all - his own psyche – in an inspired and exciting new Sherlock Holmes production which will thrill and delight even the most committed sceptic at the Torch Theatre this month [Friday 3 October].

In this fantasy based on a fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle tires of his famous sleuth and creates arch villain Professor Moriarty to dispose of him. But Doyle’s obsession with the spirits of the dead clashes with those of his fictional creations, who return, to thrill, intrigue and mesmerise us.

At once funny, engaging, and dark; this tale of murder, mystery and the occult hits the mark perfectly between the play of ideas and the play of entertainment. "Far from elementary", this wonderfully written and beautifully directed ‘investigation’ into the relationship between the creator and the created - Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - explores the mind of the real man and not 'the thinking machine'. A man, who, behind the infamous clinical façade, is revealed as passionate and secretive, who has unexpected fears and weaknesses and a cutting sense of humour.

The play’s crowning glory is the vocally impeccable Roger Llewellyn. As Sherlock Holmes he has been described as the master himself. Performing with passion and conviction he seems born to play the part, commanding the stage alone with charm, humour and panache and offering ‘a masterclass in the art of holding an audience spellbound’ as he metamorphoses from character to character.

Following his international success in ‘Sherlock Holmes.... the last act!’ this spine tingling new play created and directed by the renowned author David Stuart Davies, directed by Gareth Armstrong with original music by RSC composer Simon Slater is a must for your diaries.

Sherlock Holmes – The Death …. And Life can be seen at Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm. Tickets may reserved by calling their Box Office on 01646 695267 or by visiting their website at
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