Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

November 2017
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Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?

Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. There have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.

Then Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down. She tells him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well. Now, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company. This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.

Robert Powell received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His numerous credits include Holby City on television and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and King Charles III on stage.

Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive stage credits include Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and Season’s Greetings. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

  • Mon 11 Jun 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Tue 12 Jun 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Wed 13 Jun 7:30 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

  • Thu 14 Jun 2:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Thu 14 Jun 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Fri 15 Jun 8:00 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Sat 16 Jun 2:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Sat 16 Jun 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00

Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Kenny Wax


by Simon Reade
Directed by David Grindley
Starring Robert Powell & Eliza Goddard

We are delighted to welcome UK treasures Robert Powell and Liza Goddard back to our stage in this new gripping thriller, not to be missed.

Laura Elliot Programme Director

Book Tickets

  • Mon 11 June 7:30 PM
  • Tue 12 June 7:30 PM
  • Wed 13 June 7:30 PM
  • Thu 14 June 2:30 PM
  • Thu 14 June 7:30 PM
  • Fri 15 June 8:00 PM
  • Sat 16 June 2:30 PM

Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Kenny Wax

Starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard

By Simon Reade

Directed by David Grindley 

Age guideline 12+

Captioned performance: Wednesday  

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