REVIEW: Sherlock's Last Case at The Watermill
By SarahLively | Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 22:10
Charles Marowitz's highly amusing take on the world's most famous detective is now running at The Watermill Theatre.
Sherlock's Last Case: Christopher Godwin, Adam Kotz & Alister Cameron
Sherlock's Last Case is packed full of gems - clues, confidence tricksters and traps, plus some wickedly funny lines, impeccably delivered by a strong ensemble cast.
Sherlock played by Christopher Godwin is at the pinnacle of his career and though widely admired, fame and success has gone to his head, manifesting itself in a continuous succession of dry, withering observations about everyone and everything.
His long enduring sidekick Dr Watson is worn out and his house maid takes a vacation, at precisely the time the notorious Moriarty's seek vengeance for their father's untimely death.
Sherlock is a potent combination of arrogance, sarcasm and stiff upper lip, fans will delight in his sharp turn of phrase, and Alister Cameron is brilliant as Lestrade the local London bobby.
The high standard of acting from the whole cast brings this play together, and once again, an ingeniously designed set and superb sound effects add to the impressive impact of this show.
Will this be Sherlock's Last Case - you will have to go to find out. First Class.
Sherlock's Last Case runs at The Watermill Theatre near Newbury until Saturday 2 November.
Photo by Philip Tull