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Tread the Boards Theatre Company presents


Adapted by Robert Moore
Directed by John-Robert Partridge


15 - 24 September

£17.50 (£14 conc)

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Sherlock and Watson are back with another classic mystery to solve.


This is the third year that Tread The Boards is returning with another Sherlock Holmes, Robert Moore is taking us back to the beginning in his adaptation of A Study In Scarlet. The story is narrated by Dr John Watson, more so than before this script offers lighter moments, as Watson is completely bewildered by this strange new man in his life, the infamous Sherlock Holmes.

Moore has expanded Mrs Hudson's role and the role of Inspector Gregson is being played by a female which Moore has had fun adapting.  Because of the way society was in the 19th century, a female inspector isn't true to life; but onstage we can flip reality on it's head.

We finally meet Mycroft, Sherlock's big brother and Inspector Lestrade. The set and technical team will once again transport us to 221B Baker Street. We look forward to seeing you there!


Director: John-Robert Partridge

Adapted by: Robert Moore

Lighting Design: Kat Murray

Sound Design: Elliott Wallis

Set Construction: Sue Kent, Kat Murray & Carmen De Pons

Producer: Catherine Prout

Technical Operators: Carmen De Pons & Dom Selbey


John-Robert Partridge

Robert Moore

Matilda Bott

Rosie Coles

Ben Armitage

Edward Manning



Denise & Kevin Prout

Lisa Jacobs

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John-Robert Partridge - Director & Dr John Watson

Directing Credits with TTB include: Macbeth, Richard III, King Lear, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, Sense and Sensibility, The Three Musketeers


Acting Credits with TTB include: Charles in Blithe Spirit, MacDuff in Macbeth, Richard III in Richard III, Henry V in Henry V, Branwell in Bronte, Toad in The Wind in the Willows, The Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Dame Dotty in Beauty and the Beast, Colonel Brandon/John Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility


Additional Acting Credits: Evil Queen in Snow White (Worcester Rep), Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest (Worcester Rep), Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Worcester Rep)  


Robert Moore - Sherlock Holmes

Acting Credits with TTB: Edward Ferrars/Mr Palmer (Sense and Sensibility), Dr Bradman (Blithe Spirit), Henry/Felix (Frankenstein), Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles), Robin Hood (Robin Hood), Ugly Sister (Cinderella), Herbert Pocket (Great Expectations), Billy Bones (Treasure Island), Poor Tom (King Lear), Don Jon (Much Ado About Nothing), Tin Man (Wizard of Oz), Mr Collins (Pride & Prejudice), King Edward (Richard III), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


Additional Acting Credits: Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Copenhagen Botanical Gardens), Mr Bingley (Pride & Quite a lot of Prejudice, Worcester Rep), Sebastian (Twelfth Night, Worcester Rep), Mr Toad (Wind in the Willows, MadCap Theatre), Orlando (As You Like It, MadCap Theatre), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing, MadCap Theatre), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MadCap Theatre), Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night, MadCap Theatre), Spear Carrier (King Lear & Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company)


Edward Manning - Mycroft Holmes, Enoch Drebber and Thug

Acting Credits with TTB: Henry V, Casting, Wuthering Heights, Brontë, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, King Lear, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night, A Study in Scarlet


Additional Acting Credits: The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Unhealthy Cure, King John, Charley’s Aunt, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice (Worcester Repertory Company) 


Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edward lives with his wife in south Warwickshire and when not acting he works for the National Trust and the RSC and enjoys spy novels and Marillion.


Matilda Bott - Mrs Hudson, Valentina Walters and Crone

Acting Credits with TTB: ‘Fanny Dashwood/Charlotte Palmer’ in Sense and Sensibility, ‘Mrs Bradman’ in Blithe Spirit, ‘Justine/Agatha’ in Frankenstein, ‘Mrs Hudson’ in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Little John’ in Robin Hood, ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella, ‘Pirate’ in Treasure Island, ‘Cordelia/The Fool’ in King Lear,  ‘Dogberry’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Dorothy’ in Wizard of Oz, ‘Kitty Bennet/Lady Catherine De Burgh’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Hermia/Snout’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Lady Anne’ in Richard III, ‘The Maid’ in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Additional Acting Credits:‘Grandma’ in Soonchild (Red Earth Theatre), ‘Lady Catherine De Burgh’ and ‘Lydia Bennet’ inPride and (quite a lot of) Prejudice , ‘Maria’ in Twelfth Night  (Worcester Repertory Theatre), ‘Duchess’ in There Be Monsters (The Fabularium), ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Hermia/Flute’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Phebe’ in As You Like It, ‘Mole’ in Wind in the Willows (Madcap Theatre Company), ‘Sammi’ in Animal Lullabies (Secret City Arts), ‘Mouse’ in The Gruffallo Experience (Unit 10 Eventive), ‘Adrianna’ in The Comedy of Errors, ‘Seer’ in Jason and the Argonauts (Off The Ground Theatre), ‘Defence Lawyer’ in Courtroom, Anna/Clare’ in Perfect (Tiny Giants Productions)


Ben Armitage - Inspector Lestrade and Jefferson Hope

Acting Credits with TTB: The Hound of Baskervilles, Macbeth


Additional Acting Credits: Peacock, Peacock R&D (Greedy Pig Theatre Company), Skylight (Aspect Theatre Company, Another Eavesdropping (Angel Theatre Company), The Sword in the Stone (Image Musical Theatre)


Ben is delighted to be returning to Tread The Boards for another Sherlock Holmes!


Rosie Coles - Inspector Gregson, Violet Westbury and Stamford

Acting Credits with TTB:Mole in Wind in the Willows, Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, Ruth Condomine in Blithe Spirit

Additional Acting Credits: Jane (The Bah Humbug Club, Lichfield Garrick), Sapphire (Billionaire Boy, West End and UK Tour),  Princess Jasmine (Aladdin, Winchester Theatre Royal) Fairy Bow Bells (Dick Whittington, Buxton Opera House), Nell (Nell Gwynn, The Courtyard Hereford), Mole (Wind in the Willows UK Tour), Jill (Jack and the Beanstalk, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall), Doctors (BBC),  Alice (Alice In Wonderland, Birmingham Rep), #Strongnotskinny (Transition theatre company), Commercials for; Heineken, West Midlands police, Alton Towers, Nivia and National Express. 

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