presented by Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners’ Institute
A brand-new comedy (with songs!)
written and directed by Richard Tunley
with music by Kieran Bailey
The team that brought you The Invisible Man is back with a gloriously funny take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated sleuth – this is a Sherlock mystery with a difference!
When a series of ghastly crimes hit Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes and his faithful side-kick Doctor Watson must unravel the mysteries surrounding these frightful misdemeanours in order to save Great Britain and even Queen Victoria herself.
But who is behind these dastardly wrongdoings? And will our dynamic duo save the day?
In true Black RAT style, an energetic cast of four bring familiar characters from the Sherlock stories to life in this brand spanking new romp - full of adventure, laughs and terrific songs.
Songs? Yes, that’s right. Didn’t you know that Sherlock could belt out a mean rock ballad or two … and Dr. Watson could give Michael Bublé a run for his money?
Cheeky and fast-paced, expect farcical surprises, brilliant theatrical invention, and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time.
Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.
British Sign Language Performance
Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.
Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.
Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.
Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.
A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.
Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.
For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.