Sherlock Holmes adventure Holmes and the Ripper is getting an outing on stage, performed by a local group of amateur actors in Stoke-on-Trent at the Stoke Repertory Theatre. It runs from 18-26 January (not Monday 21).
In the theatrical style of The Woman in Black, this psychological thriller explores the true nature of good versus evil with Holmes making shattering discoveries that threaten to rock the very foundations of the British establishment in exposing one of the most audacious theories to the identity of the stranger known as Jack the Ripper.
The stage production features music composed by Jamie Robertson for the critically acclaimed Big Finish audio production of Holmes and the Ripper, which was the first audio outing for Nicholas Briggs as Sherlock Holmes and Richard Earl as Watson.
Stoke Repertory Theatre stages six amateur productions a year, and you can book for the production's week-long run now. Tickets are £9.50 (£7.50 on opening night and the Saturday matinee), or £5 for children, and are available by calling the box office on 01782 209 784.
Please note that this is an amateur production and doesn't star Nick or Richard!
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