Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Sir Conan Doyle's original portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was of a brilliant, yet cold and dispassionate man. He was egotistical and had an eccentric personality, preferring to baffle rather than clarify things to his colleagues. One thing Holmes did not have was a sense of humour - or at least, if he did, it was a very twisted one.
In recent years there has been a surge of new Sherlock Holmes adaptations, many of which have brought a lighter tone to his character. Most of these have taken the form of television series or films, but now there is also a stage play to stick your magnifying glass under.
Ha Ha Holmes is an all out comedy touring the UK between the 3rd September - 17th November. Starring stand up comedian, Joe Pasquale, the astute detective and his sidekick, Watson (Ben Langley) must track down a dangerous beast: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Tickets are between £20.90-£26.90, and the show only hosts a three-star cast. All the other characters are played by Andrew Fettes, who has been in plays such as Murder at the Vicarage and The Jungle Book. If Holmes doesn't figure that out, then maybe he has lost his touch.