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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer

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It’s 1892, and Sherlock Holmes is on the hunt for a killer. But for some mysterious reason, he loses his deductive qualities whenever he leaves his flat.

We join Holmes (writer/actor Chris Bange), Dr. Watson (Brian Kuwabara) and wily housekeeper Mrs. Hudson (Emily Windler) as they romp through a very silly mystery indeed.

The set is clever, using shadow puppets to augment a cast of thousands, but 80-plus minutes of a throwaway plot is too long.

All the fun, and there is lots of it, is in watching these three pros grapple with each other’s and their own outlandish costume changes every five seconds. “Maybe you can solve the case of why the Velcro doesn’t work,” a sweaty Holmes ad-libbed at one point, cracking Watson up.

— Margo Goodhand

From the Fringe program:

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective the world has ever known. Dr. Watson is the world's greatest detective sidekick. Mrs. Hudson is the world's greatest... housekeeper?

Join Holmes and Watson as they race through the cobbled streets of London to catch a killer! Will they succeed? Will the Empire Topple? Will Mrs. Hudson have to clean up the mess?

Created by Fringe legends Chris Bange (The Excursionists 5 STARS), Stewart Matthews (Screwed and Clued 5 STARS) and Dave Dawson (Black Sheep Theatre 5 STARS).

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 75 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for First Performance

Under 6 not admitted.

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