From playwright and comedic actor Robert Fridjhon comes a humorous and “absurdly inventive” tale of the one case the British Empire never wanted mentioned, or written about: ‘Sherlock Holmes And The Curse Of The Queen’s Diamond: An Unrecorded Case, By Royal Request’.
Showing at the Studio Theatre at Montecasino until Sunday, January 15, and directed by the celebrated and multi award-winning Alan Swerdlow, this rollicking yarn promises to be the Season’s cure for stress, mild depression and consumption – suitable for the entire family, as well as those without.
Fridjhon’s list of theatrical credits include ‘Pythonesque’, ‘Travels with My Aunt’, ‘Boeing-Boeing’, ‘The Mousetrap’, ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’, ‘Wild’, ‘Jeeves & Wooster’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Co-star Craig Jackson is best known for his film and television work (‘Kota Life Crisis’, ‘Skwizas’, ‘Binneland’ and ‘Isidingo’), not least of which is his starring role as Captain Featherstone in seasons 2,3 and 4 of the international hit series, ‘Black Sails’.
Bronwyn Gottwald, whom television audiences saw as Barker Haines’ lawyer in ‘Isidingo’ and theatre audiences will know from numerous productions including ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Overruled’, ‘Boeing-Boeing’, ‘The Mousetrap’, ‘Funny Business’ and ‘Twitch’, is assistant writer on this production of ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
Performances take place from Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
Tickets are R130 and R165 and can be booked at Computicket.