The U.K.’s Theatre Royal Bath has announced its lineup for spring 2018. The three-show program includes the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain starring Robert Powell as Holmes and Lisa Goddard as Mary Watson.
Completing the season lineup: the world premiere of Harley Granville Barker’s Agnes Colander, edited by Richard Nelson and directed by Trevor Nunn; as well as the U.K. premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s Off-Broadway hit The Whale, directed by Laurence Boswell.
Kicking off the season in Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio will be the newly edited premiere of Barker’s early 20th century play, Agnes Colander. The tale of female independence and ambition will run March 15–April 14, 2018, with casting to be announced at a later date.
The Whale is set to begin performances in the Ustinov April 26 for a run through May 26. Artistic director of the Ustinov, Boswell, directs the engagement, a co-production with Ben Limberg, Joel Stillerman, and Empire Street Productions.
Rounding out the season will be the theatre’s mainstage production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain. Written by Simon Reade after Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by David Grindley, the thriller sees the retired detective faced with a new mystery to solve: the possibility that his arch nemesis is really alive.
The world premiere will be presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Kenny Wax, with performances scheduled for April 25–May 5.