Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 basic Sherlock Holmes journey A Examine in Scarlet is as soon as once more set to captivate audiences in late summer season when it is delivered to life within the theatrical adaptation Sherlock Holmes: A Examine in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood written by acclaimed author Lesley Hart in Pitlochry Competition Theatre’s out of doors Amphitheatre.
In a blasted world, two survivors – a health care provider and an actor – move the time by staging their favorite story salvaged from the flames: A Examine in Scarlet, the origin story of Sherlock Holmes. However when tensions come up round casting, greater than lifeless our bodies begin to floor.
The play, co-produced with St Alban’s based mostly theatre firm OVO, will characteristic Deirdre Davis (Eileen Donachie in River Metropolis, BBC Scotland, and the movies Orphans and Get Duked) who might be reprising her function as Harry and Ben Inventory (Gypsy, Pitlochry Competition Theatre) as Ash.
As soon as once more, the manufacturing might be directed by Marc Small and is designed by Pitlochry Competition Theatre’s Creative Director Elizabeth Newman, sound by Matthew Tomlinson and motion by Lesley Hutchison.
Lesley Hart’s performs embody Secure Holding (Paines Plough), World Domination (A Play, A Pie & A Pint/Sherman Theatre), Position Shift (Birds of Paradise), The Fundraiser (Horsecross Arts), Flame Proof, 3 Seconds (PPP/Traverse Theatre), Saint One (PPP/Aberdeen Performing Arts), Private Greatest (BBC Radio Scotland). For Pitlochry Competition Theatre, Lesley co-wrote Plunge Day with Sally Reid – a brief digital play for younger folks which featured within the Pitlochry Competition Theatre 2020 #LightHopeJoy season. As an actor, Lesley has featured as common character Louise Caplin in BBC Studios lengthy operating cleaning soap River Metropolis, in addition to showing onstage for the Nationwide Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Òran Mór and within the movie Wild Rose.
Director Marc Small stated in regards to the manufacturing:
“It’s a unbelievable alternative for me to return to Pitlochry and revive Sherlock: A Examine in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood. Directing the inimitable Deirdre Davis is at all times a pleasure and a shock; she is a splendidly considerate actress. Lesley Hart supplies a humorous and poignant script that interweaves the characters’ actuality with the homicide thriller to be solved. Pitlochry’s stunning Amphitheatre serves because the backdrop to the unfolding drama. This yr I’m additionally lucky sufficient to be taking the present to the beautiful Roman Theatre, St Alban’s, in an thrilling co manufacturing with OVO.”
Sherlock Holmes: A Examine in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood runs from the 1 to 22 September. Tickets can be found from the Pitlochry Competition Theatre Field Workplace on 01796 484626 or on-line at pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
Photos: Fraser Band