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Act 1 slowly set the scene and built the suspense for the big reveal and twist in Act 2. Perhaps too slow for some of the audience who sadly left during the interval. Watson doesn't appear on stage but provides voice over duties throughout, leaving Sherlock (John Goodrum) and Adler (Karen Henson) to act out the entire production on a single stage set. Act 2 moved along much quicker, leading to a great twist at the end that left the audience gasping.
Worth seeing. An enjoyable evening out for fans and non fans of Holmes alike. If you are a fan of the current TV series 'Sherlock' try not to think about Cumberbatch and Pulver! ;)