2 – 9 Feb @ Circus Theatre @ Fringe Central ·
Presented by Flash in the Can ·
Following sold-out Fringe World seasons in 2016 & 2017, Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes returns to Perth in 2019. Starring a rotating cast of the UK’s best comedy improv artists, the story is new each show, with suggestions from the audience driving a bizarre mystery solved by Sherlock.
The show rotates who plays Sherlock Holmes each day, and takes inspiration from the mystery and intrigue of the Victorian era – a time when Australia was a land of allure and enchantment to adventurous Brits. Director Tom Wilkinson says: “The show is completely new every day, prompted by a suggestion slip we pick out of a silk top hat. Everyone in the queue gets to suggest what the ‘case’ Sherlock will solve that day will be”.
The versatile troupe of: Daniel Nils Roberts (Racing Minds), Tom Skelton (Racing Minds), Vicky Hawley and Caitlin Campbell will also be seen in the most exciting comedy shows across Perth, with the cast being involved in seven shows between them, including: Aaaand Now for MORE Kiddo Kaos!, Improv Allstars Up Late and Did you Hear what I Saw?
The cast originally met while studying at Oxford University, where they joined the Oxford Imps, whose spin off group of 2011 graduates formed Racing Minds, now one of the biggest improv names on the international Fringe circuit.
**** “The production is rife with moments of sparkle and intelligence … copious amounts of talent and boundless potential” (Plays To See)
**** “This excellent improvised show is full of laughs, madness and superb deductions … very funny and beautifully devious” (Fringe Guru)
“Good improvisation is like walking a tightrope; it’s a dangerous form of theatre without a net” (The West Australian)