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WATSON: The Final Problem

by Smokescreen Productions CIC

spoken-word-and-live-literature, theatre

Dr Watson tells the final Holmes tale, a thrilling chase across Europe towards a deathly embrace at the Reichenbach Falls...

about the production

1894. Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and great companion Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight... So Watson tells his tale. A tale of long buried secrets, betrayal and death. There is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider's web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a deadly game and Holmes and Watson must face their greatest ever challenge. "Utterly brilliant. A great story, wonderfully performed" 5* EdFringe.com "A grippingly fine display of the art of the monologue" 4* BroadwayBaby

about the artist

Shell Shock is performed by comedy veteran Tim Marriott (BBCTV's The Brittas Empire) and produced by Smokescreen. Smokescreen Productions CIC was founded in 2017 following a commission to make a mental health stigma reduction piece for the military community and beyond. Shell Shock has toured ever since, including a long tour of Australia promoting the Invictus Games in 2018. A second commissioned play, Holocaust themed 'Mengele: Right to Live', sold out at Edinburgh Fringe in '17, '18, '19 and Adelaide in '18 and '19. Smokescreen's latest work, 'Watson; The Final Problem' sold out at Edinburgh '21 and is also available.

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 2 metres

depth: 3 metres

No requirement - can be performed anywhere and we travel tech equipment.

All theatre goers and pupils Y10 and upwards (Engl Lang GCSE, Victorian Literature, Eng Lit GCSE Conan Doyle Sign of The Four)

"5*. Utterly brilliant. A great story, wonderfully performed"

EdFringe.co,m

"A grippingly fine display of the art of the monologue from one of its outstanding exponents"

Broadway Baby

"A damn fine play"

Weekend Notes

No limitations

Workshops available. Please contact for details.

Negotiable. Smokescreen is not VAT registered. B/O splits considered as the show sells very well.

Lateral Flow Test taken before each gig.