He’s the detectives’ detective, but now Sherlock Holmes could be facing the end in The Final Curtain – a brand new stage thriller starring TV royalty, Robert Powell (Holby City, Jesus of Nazareth) and Liza Goddard (The Brothers, Bergerac) which plays at Cardiff’s New Theatre from 25 – 30 June.
Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, The Final Curtain features Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary super sleuth seeing out his last days in a retirement home casting his fly fishing rod and playing his Stradivarius, when the rheumatism allows.
All too aware that he’s older and slower, Holmes is concerned that he might have lost his touch and paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies, some of whom play heavier on his mind, namely his arch nemesis Moriarty. So when Mary Watson, wife of his former associate Dr John Watson, tracks him down to tell him she has seen her long-dead son through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.
This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Alan Bennett’s Single Spies, Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking and Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee.
Robert Powell is one of the country’s most loved actors. Having received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for playing the title role in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth, he starred in five series of the hit BBC comedy The Detectives with Jasper Carrott, and played Mark Williams in BBC1’s Holby City for six years.
Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive television work includes cult classics The Brothers, Doctor Who, Bergerac and the Australian series Skippy (The Bush Kangaroo). She played Mrs Jessop in the ITV Children’s series Woof!; narrated Bernard’s Watch for CITV; and has made guest appearances in BBC’s Wild West, CITV’s Out of Sight and ITV’s Midsomer Murders.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain runs from 25 – 30 June and tickets are available from the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889 and newtheatrecardiff.co.uk