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The ultimate sleuth tries to solve three cases in one night
He is THE most famous fictional detective and set the standard for the likes of Miss Marple, Poirot and Columbo to follow. And, as he celebrates his 165th birthday in 2020, Sherlock Holmes is being brought back to life in a new production that is coming to the stage in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth in February. The famous resident of 221b Baker Street, London, is to feature in an intimate, engaging and slightly macabre one-man show. Entitled Strictly Sherlock, the production will be performed at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on February 26 - just a month after the super sleuth reportedly 'celebrates' his 165th birthday on January 6.

Strictly Sherlock
Strictly Sherlock consists of three separate stories

Strictly Sherlock, described as a high energy, one-man show, brings to life a selection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most startling Sherlock Holmes cases, namely The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil's Foot. The show is presented by the Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company which specialises in bringing new adaptations of 19th and early 20th-century literature's greatest ghost and horror stories to modern-day audiences. Strictly Sherlock, which stars Jonathan Goodwin, promises old-fashioned thrills and chills, along with some improvisation, a few chuckles, and maybe even a bit of audience participation. Jonathan returns to the role of Sherlock Holmes after the success of the company's The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by Jonathan and co-directed with Gary Archer. Audiences at the newly refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms can expect multiple characterisations, an atmospheric soundtrack and trademark lighting.

Strictly Sherlock
Holmes has his work cut out

Tickets for Strictly Sherlock are priced at 10 and are available online at, by calling the box office on 01827 709618, or in person from Tamworth Information Centre at Marmion House Monday-Friday and at Tamworth Castle on Saturdays.
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Why? Can Holmes solve three cases in one evening?
When: Feb 26
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
Cost: Tickets cost 10
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