Monday, August 7, 2017

A fun afternoon.

Like I said in this post, we were going to go see HOUN. at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock.

And we did.

The Lyceum is a small 400 seat theatre, so nobody sits to far away from the stage.

I took my ten year old daughter and she just loved it.

The play was pretty true to the story. Probably as much as a small stage production could do.

The show was lots of Doyle, part 'Sherlock' and a little bit of 'Without a Clue', all blended well together. Humor was kept to a minimum and used well.

The actor who played Watson did a fantastic job as did the supporting cast.
 The Sherlock Holmes character being the weakest. (Well Holmes wasn't all that much in HOUN anyway was he?) He was however given a couple more chances to be in disguise and fool Watson which played well with the audience and probably wasn't even noticed except by tru Sherlockians.

They used lighting and slide presentation well for atmosphere and scenes.

Beryl Stapleton's character was changed a bit and had her more involved with the crimes than the Canon did.
But again, it worked well in the small space.

Over-all; a very fun evening, a good production and if you are within a couple of hours you should go see it.

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