Sherlock Holmes  
Sherlock Holmes

by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Andy Marchant

Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th December, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

Photography by David Sprecher

Sherlock Holmes : Julian Farrance
Alice Faulkner : Eleanor Feldon
James Larrabee : Elliott Bhana
Madge Larrabee : Lucy Acfield
Sid Prince : Adam Moulder
Mrs. Forman : Katie Smith
Moriarty : Penny Tuerk
Alf Bassick : James Keene
Doctor Watson : Robert Irvine
Billie : Olivia Barton-Fisher
Craigin : Francesca Wing
Leary : Samuel Currie-Smith
McTague : Andy Marchant
Mr. Parsons : Peter Novis
Lady Edwina Leighton : Louisa Shindle

Other parts played by members of the Company
Production Team
Director : Andy Marchant
Set Design : Lisa Castle
Costume Design : Jessica Hammett and Naomi Liddle
assisted by Sage Bowman and Lily Ann Coleman
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk
Fight Choreographer : Richard Kirby

Stage Manager : Stephen Brasher
Assistant Director : James McKendrick
ASM : Richard Pedersen
Lighting Operator : Adam Taylor or Alys Grenier
Sound Operator : Jessie Baker
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Rosie Shipman, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Zahra Mansouri, Dom Ward and members of the cast &crew

This is Julian Farrance's seventh production for the Tower Theatre, having previously appeared in 5/11, Damages, Loot, The Doctor's Dilemma, One Man, Two Guvnors and The Return of the Marionettes, amongst numerous other productions as actor and director for other companies. In 2014, his play Shoot the Bugger was Runner Up in the Tower's First World War writing competition.
Eleanor Feldon recently joined the Tower Theatre and this is her first production with the company. While studying English Literature at Goldsmiths, she specialised in Victorian literature and so is particularly excited to be involved in Sherlock Holmes. Since graduating, she has been studying acting part time at RADA. She has also been involved in television and theatre projects.
Elliott Bhana moved to London in 2010 and this is his fourth play with the Tower Theatre. He's been doing drama for about 20 years, starting at school where he gained an A level in Theatre Studies. His previous roles include Everyman in the Summoning of Everyman, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Huld and the Inspector in The Trial, Falkland in The Rivals and the (slightly) insane Dr Rance in What the Butler Saw.
This is Lucy Acfield's debut performance with the Tower Theatre, having joined the company in the Summer. She studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University (a few years ago now ... !) and her favourite role she has played to date is Susan in Abigail's Party. This role comes after an acting hiatus, so she is very happy to be treading the boards once more.
Adam Moulder joined the Tower at the back end of 2010 making his debut as maths geek Hal in Proof. He returned as rockstar Ritchie Blackmore from the Tornados in Telstar in early 2014. Last year, Adam played the actor Orlando Dangle in One Man, Two Guvnors and was also lucky enough to be part of the Tower Team in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican and Royal Shakespeare Theatre this summer playing Francis Flute. Adam is delighted to be playing a dodgy geezer and is tapping into his native Essex accent.
This is Katie Smith's fifth show with the Tower Theatre. Her most recent roles for the Tower were Betsey/Lyndsey in Clybourne Park, and previous to that she was seen in Chalet Lines, Largo Desolato and The Doctor's Dilemma. Her acting experience outside the Tower includes roles in A Taste Of Honey, Shakers, Pericles, Macbeth and Fen among others, in fringe venues across London, Essex, and Edinburgh. Katie trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Penny Tuerk joined the Tower in 1970 and has taken part in nearly eighty productions as an actor or director. Most recently she directed Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in London and Paris.
Sherlock Holmes is James Keene's first play for the Tower. He previously acted in various plays in the Netherlands including Edward II in a Dutch version of Christopher Marlowe's play, the neo fascist Harm in Monocultuur and a singing octopus in Dolfinarium (not a play). Forming his own Theatre duo "Theatergoup Elektrik" he wrote and performed in an absurd physical comedy Dat Moeten We In Het Systeem Zetten (translating as We Should Put That Into The System) which was staged in and around Amsterdam.
Robert Irvine first acted in America at the age of seven as Second Page in Tower's production of As You Like It. He followed this with a number of memorable performances in various shows, including Boy, Houseboy, Messenger, Guest at the Wedding and Also Appearing, but due to poor casting decisions, this is only the second time Rob has acted in 18 years. His most recent role was Bennett in Travesties in 2015. In the intervening years he has been doing lighting, stage management and directing.
Olivia Barton-Fisher has been with the Tower Theatre for over a year and this will be her fourth production with the company. Her roles have included Veronica in The Return of the Marionettes, Molly in Farragut North and Jane in Little Nell. She studied acting for a year at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, where she was also a member of the Husk Theatre and performed with the Melbourne Fringe theatre as Abigail in The Crucible and Laura in The Priory.
This is Francesca Wing's first production with the Tower following a six-year hiatus from acting. Previous credits include playing Lysistrata in the original ancient Greek, and experience which still causes her to wake up in a cold sweat. Francesca graduated from King's College London with a BA in Classical Studies and an MA in Shakespeare Studies, both of which have proven extremely useful in her current career with the Quarrying industry. She also produces The Adventures of Mrs Hudson, a webcomic following the misadventures of Sherlock Holmes' beleaguered landlady.
Samuel Currie-Smith is appearing in his first role with the Tower Theatre after 3 years of intense study into Drama and Theatre. He has performed in such productions as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Top Girls and The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. He has also performed many monologues and a play he co-wrote called Beached.
Peter Novis has been with the Tower since 1988. Favourite roles include Herman Glogauer in Once in a Lifetime; the Dada in Entertaining Mr Sloane; several parts in the annual Tower Shakespeare productions in Paris; an Ugly Sister in Cinderella; and Mr Dick in David Copperfield. He has also directed for the Tower in London, Paris and Cornwall.
Louisa Shindle joined the Tower Theatre in 2007. Her acting credits for the Tower include Kitty in Taking Steps, Clara in Hay Fever, Rachel in The Sea, the Laundress in The Trial, Lady 1 in Princess Ivona and Old Lady in Terrorism. She also appeared as Cora in SEDOS' 2013 production of Gormenghast. She has sung and performed in chorus roles for the Grosvenor Light Opera Company (GLOC), including The Sorcerer, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, and played the Wicked Stepmother in GLOC's 2015 production of Cinderella.
This is Andy Marchant's fifth show with the Tower Theatre. Previously directing experience at Tower consists of The Trial and Terrorism. Previous acting experience was as the anorexic, much younger Shelley in Bloody Poetry, and the brief Bilton in Major Barbara. He never casts himself, but duty called. Previous directing experience outside of Tower includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Gormenghast (SEDOS), Alfie, What the Dickens?, A Number, The Arsonists (KDC Theatre).