Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (2013)

Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret is a British play, written by Mark Catley and directed by Nikolai Foster, performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds, UK) from 18 may to 8 june 2013 and touring in UK, starring Jason Durr as Sherlock Holmes and Andrew Hall] as Dr. Watson. 155 minutes.






  • Director : Nikolai Foster
  • Playwright : Mark Catley
  • Design : Michael Taylor
  • Lightning : Ben Cracknell
  • Sound : Mic Pool
  • Composer : Grant Olding

Plot summary

Two years after the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has lost his hunger. Refusing to take on any new cases, he's listless, bankrupt and reduced to selling the stories of his past glories. But when his brother Mycroft is arrested for treason, Holmes is jolted back into action, and along with Watson and the mysterious Irene Adler, he must battle powerful, unknown forces in a race to save Mycroft's life. With demons of his own to fight, lost in a sea of madness, can Sherlock really save Mycroft from being hanged? Or will the deadly puzzles of the Best Kept Secret be the end of them all?


  • 18 may - 8 june 2013 : West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds, UK)
  • 11-15 june 2013 : New Victoria Theatre (Woking, UK)
  • 18-22 june 2013 : New Theatre (Cardiff, UK)
  • 25-29 june 2013 : Opera House (Manchester, UK)
  • and maybe end of 2013 in London

  • Photo credits : Manuel Harlan