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WATSON: The Final Problem

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WATSON: The Final Problem publicity image, side ways pose of the Watson wearing a dark suit and hat, with right hand holding the hat and the left hand raised

From Live & Local, a Smokescreen Theatre Company production, a must-see for any Sherlock fan and fans of mystery crime drams. Set in 1894, Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are both gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight. There is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider’s web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a long game and Holmes and Watson face their greatest ever challenge.


Watson is written by Tim Marriott and Bert Couples and performed by Tim Marriott (BBC’s The Brittas Empire). Bert is the former Head Writer at the BBC on their adaptations of all 56 Holmes stories and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for BBC Radio so you can expect the finest attention to detail in this show. It has received endless 5 star reviews since the show sold out performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and was The Scotsman’s Fringe Favourite in 2021 while Tim Marriott won Best Performance Award at Edinburgh Fringe the following year.


A gothic, atmospheric solo performance piece, adaptable and flexible, it tells the Moriarty story from Watson’s perspective – a highly engaging adventure, as Watson tells of the background and journey across Europe to the Reichenbach Falls, pursued by Professor Moriarty.


“A damn fine play” – Weekend Notes

“Concise, enjoyable, intriguing” – Choice Radio

“Fascinating” – Theatre Weekly

“Fantastic” – Bohemian Britain

“Great script” – View From The Stalls

“A great tale well told” – Reviews Hub

“A grippingly fine display…outstanding” – Broadway Baby


‘Watson: The Final Problem’ encompasses two Conan Doyle stories. ‘The Final Problem’ and ‘The Sign of the Four’. Victorian Literature and ‘Sign of the Four’ are on GCSE English Language and Literature syllabuses so this would also be ideal for students as an entertaining, immersive and educational tool.


Tickets: £12.50 (Advance); £15.00 (On the door)

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November 16
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bromsgrove Arts
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Bromsgrove Arts @ Fairfield Village Hall
Stourbridge Road
Fairfield, Worcestershire B61 9LZ United Kingdom
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