The Death of Sherlock Holmes at Maumbury RingsWednesday, July 6th, 2011
It’s hard to avoid the allure of a good mystery, and there’s a great opportunity to see some classic Victorian-era sleuthing in Dorchester this month, with the Miracle Theatre Company’s performance of The Death of Sherlock Holmes. The setting is Maumbury Rings, the time 7.30pm on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July.
The story is a new one, inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes novels but infused with strange supernatural goings-on and a heavy dose of comedy. It involves sharp-minded detective Holmes and his put-upon assistant Dr Watson, as they follow a trail of clues, criminal masterminds and suspicious fairies and stumble into increasingly bewildering and bizarre situations.
The performers are from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre Company, one of the UK’s foremost outdoor theatre groups, who tour the country every summer playing to audiences of all ages. They’ve got a reputation for putting on great comic performances and building instant audience rapport wherever they go.
To keep you refreshed during the show, Maumbury Rings will be hosting a Pimms Bar and there will be lots of food and drink available including hot chocolate, teas, and cakes from 6.30pm. You can also bring your own picnic if you want to.
Maumbury Rings Tickets
Tickets for the show are still available (click here to buy online), priced at £11 for adults (£9 for Dorchester Arts members). Tickets for under 18s and concessions are £6, and all-in-one family tickets are available for £30. And you don’t need to be a master of deduction to realise it’s a good idea to buy your tickets now to avoid missing out!
So dust off your pipe and best deerstalker hat, grab yourself some tickets, and head down to Maumbury Rings for The Death of Sherlock Holmes next weekend!