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The Miracle Showboat Experience to Trelissick Gardens

26 — 27 August 2011

The Death of Sherlock Holmes A famous detective A new type of crime Unusual suspects...

This summer, Miracle Theatre is stirring up all the ingredients of the best Sherlock Holmes mystery with a large measure of comedy to bring you a period thriller with a sting in its tail! The Death of Sherlock Holmes, written and directed by Bill Scott, is touring to over 40 venues across south west England and Wales, from 1st June to 29th August.

It's a dangerous time for Sherlock Holmes: preparing for his final battle with the criminal mastermind Moriarty, he stumbles upon a most ingenious crime.

Faced with a web of questionable motives, bizarre weapons and devilish disguises, Sherlock and Watson head off at breakneck speed on a trail which leads from 221b Baker Street, via the Swiss Alps, to a suburban séance bursting with paranormal goings on.

"This show is about how the world's most famous detective might have reacted when his creator, the archetypal Victorian gentleman Arthur Conan Doyle, started to lose interest in writing detective stories and became obsessed with ghosts and fairies instead" says director Bill Scott. "But there is much more going on in this new Sherlock Holmes adventure than meets the eye. Moriarty may be the most evil villain of all time but could there be someone even more powerful pulling his strings? The audience will need to look out for clues and use all their powers of deduction to crack this most puzzling of cases. We hope it will keep people talking all the way home!"

Miracle Theatre is renowned for producing witty, highly physical and popular new works as well as clever adaptations of the classics. The Death of Sherlock Holmes skilfully combines a cast of Miracle's most popular and dynamic performers, an original music score by Jim Carey and innovative design by Alan and Jude Munden to create a mind-boggling 'whodunwhat' which offers audiences of all generations the chance to test their detective skills alongside our avid super sleuths.

If you are searching to solve the mystery of how to have a great night out, why not follow Mrs Hudson's recommendations: pack a hip flask, bring a suitable coat for the season (deerstalkers optional), grab a gabardine blanket and look no further than your nearest castle, garden, ancient playing place, or even beach, to enjoy an evening of classic outdoor entertainment.

But remember - expect the unexpected!

The Showboat Experience

Make your evening's entertainment even more memorable! Miracle Theatre has once again teamed up with King Harry's Cornwall to offer audiences the chance to take the boat from Falmouth to see The Death of Sherlock Holmes at Trelissick Garden, or St Mawes Castle this summer. Experience the views across the Fal River; enjoy on-board entertainment with a complimentary pint of Skinners, as well as priority seating on your arrival at the venue.

Showboat dates: Saturday 27 August Trelissick Garden, Feock

NB: The Showboat Experience for Friday, August 26 has been cancelled.

The special passenger ferry will depart at 6pm from Customs House Quay Falmouth and arrive at St Mawes at approximately at 6:30pm and at 6:50pm at Trelissick, the production will start at 7:30pm. The return ferry leaves after the show and arrives back to Falmouth at approximately 11pm. Parking is available on the quay and in Falmouth town centre.

Showboat tickets are priced £20 for adults and £16 for children (under 16's), which include boat and theatre performance (and a complimentary pint of Skinners!), are available via Hall for Cornwall on 01872 262466 or www.miracletheatre.co.uk. Chairs will be provided for Showboat customers at the performance. For more information go: www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Please note there is an uphill walk to St Mawes Castle and Trelissick Gardens. If you have any access questions, please contact Miracle direct on 01209 216 762 info@miracletheatre.co.uk

What people have said about The Death of Sherlock Holmes

" a tour de farce of revolving doors, spiritualist charlatans, and gleeful comedy" The Stage

"Miracle's take on Sherlock Holmes is a delight! " What's On Cornwall

"a fast-moving and stupendously silly farce" Dorset Echo