‘Devil’s Drum Productions’ will tour a new play in the spring of 2019 ‘Life After Sherlock’.

The production company will perform 21 shows at 17 theatres in the south of England with a cast of seven, including The Mill Arts Centre, Oxford, Friday May 24.

Unusually for a Sherlockian drama, this new story centres on Dr John Watson and not the great detective. In the drama Watson has a personal mystery to solve but without the help of his retired friend Sherlock Holmes. Although Holmes does appear quite a lot in the play, he has now taken to the South Downs and has started a new career as a Beekeeper.

Watson discovers that his late wife Mary Morstan may have passed in circumstances that were not as originally thought and that other aspects of her life may not have been as they seemed! With the help and support of old acquaintances such as Inspector Lestrade and Mrs Hudson, Watson uses his retired friend’s old deductive techniques to try and solve the mystery for himself. The story twists and turns and takes Watson from Baker Street to clandestine meetings across foggy London and also to a séance.

From the end of April through to the middle of June, 2019 ‘Devil’s Drum Productions’ will present a cast of seven performing eleven different roles, touring this brand new stage play to theatres across the south of England.

In the autumn of 2017 ‘a fleeting production…’ (name change to ‘Devil’s Drum Productions’), took a new production called ‘Private Henry Tandey VC’ to theatres along the south coast. The show played to several sell-out audiences in 2017 and is in the process of waiting for funding to be approved so that the show can be rolled out across the UK in the autumn of 2019.

For further information visit www.devilsdrumproductions.co.uk/life-after-sherlock