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Can Sherlock Solve His Latest Challenging Case?
He is back, but is this a case too far for the super sleuth that is Sherlock Holmes? Murder, mystery and mayhem are set to take place when a brand new Sherlock Holmes caper is to be performed in Tamworth on October 17. The Touring Theatre programme delivered by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team is continuing to go out on the road with a new high-quality production performed by Theatre Chipping Norton. Their show, entitled Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles, will be performed at the Sacred Heart Church in Silver Link Road, Tamworth, on the evening of October 17, starting at 7.30pm. Theatre Chipping Norton, the team behind the successful touring productions of Around the World in 80 Days, have produced what promises to be a witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle's investigative pair as they take on the story of one the darkest times in Victorian history.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Cobbles

The story begins in true Conan Doyle style when Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel Murders which have recently sent shockwaves through London. But when the evidence points to only one possible conclusion that Jack the Ripper is actually Sherlock's trusted partner Dr Watson - will Holmes believe the shocking revelation? Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles brings together the famous fictional detective and infamous real-life characters. Touring Theatre is part of the two-year Arts in Unusual Spaces project funded in partnership with Arts Council England, Tamworth Borough Council and the local community. It includes a number of exciting initiatives for Tamworth, designed to bring the arts to all corners of the community.

Sherlock Holmes
An illustration of Holmes and Watson from 1892. By Sidney Paget (1860-1908) - Strand Magazine, Public Domain,

Councillor Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council's Cabinet member for Environment & Culture, said: "The Touring Theatre is a brilliant project that has helped broaden the use of community venues, making it even easier for people to experience and enjoy theatre and the arts. Sherlock Holmes is always a detective favourite and I'm sure this production will not disappoint our super sleuth fans." Tickets for the show are priced at 8 adults, 6 concessions and 26 for a group of four with standard tickets. The performance is recommended for families and children over 12 years-old. Tickets are available via the box office on 01827 709618 or from the Community Together CIC Hub in Tamworth Castle Grounds. A transaction fee of 1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings. For more information please visit:
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When: 17 October 2017
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Sacred Heart Church, Silver Link Road, Tamworth B77 2EA
Cost: Tickets 8 adults, 6 children
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