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Sherlock Holmes: a study in lipstick, ketchup and blood.


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My pal and I went to see this today.

It was performed at the beautiful Pitlochry open air ampitheatre.

Both actors carried the show really well.

It was a very physical piece.

It was a play within a play, with an original theme.

It was clever, funny and very moving.

Any Sherlockian would love it.

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The Guardian liked it, with reservations.  I read their entire article looking for a synopsis, but apparently it's more of a "you had to be there" sort of play.

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I just never like to give spoilers !

Yeah my pal wasn't over fussed on The Guardian review, but I thought it was OK.

I presume you got that it was a production of  A Study in Scarlet, being put on in a bleak,  future Earth...by two survivors.

One is an actor, the other a doctor.

They use storytelling to cope.

They have a wonderful analysis of the Scarlet back story...

and of course you are getting  their own story at the same time.

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I thought it might be something like that -- thanks for confirming!

I won't ask for more, even though I'm curious what they make of the interminable back story -- as you say, no spoilers!


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It is so clever what they do, how they link it to Holmes and Watson and remind us how important that first story is.

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