Museums at Night: The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.

Adults £8.00;  Under 15  £4.00

Museums at Night will emerge from the shadows between 13 -16 May 2015, with hundreds of exciting after-hours events taking place at museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites across the UK. As part of a dazzling array of special events in unusual spaces, the Salisbury Museum is proud to present ‘The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’ in their suitably gothic Old Chapel.

As the large wooden door at the base of a tower creaks open, you will encounter the greatest fictional sleuth of all time, brought back to life by the multi-talented Jonathan Goodwin, Artistic Director of the Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company.

This performance is an affectionate, one-man homage to Sherlock Holmes as he recounts the highlights of his crime-busting career. Jonathan not only assumes the guise of Sherlock Holmes, but his adversaries too, enabling us to glimpse into the world that Holmes inhabited. This is a high-energy performance, featuring wry humour and quick costume changes – Victorian theatre at its gothic best.

Jonathan both writes and performs, bringing his passion for Victoriana detective, ghost and horror stories to life on stage. “It must take great versatility to perform so many different parts… Goodwin replaces each character with the next, morphing seamlessly from one to another without the audience barely noticing we were watching the same man on stage.” said the reviewer, Anthony Britt.

As Professor Moriarty was heard to say, “Even I have never been this close to Holmes...”

Running time: 100 minutes approximately

Please note this performance is suitable for age 11 and over