Holmes & Watson Save the Empire

Comments 25 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As an honorary member of BC’s Sherlock Holmes Society for the last 20 years, I’m pleased to announce that First Impressions Theatre is presenting the Canadian Premiere of Holmes & Watson Save the Empire from February 27th until March 16th in North Vancouver.

Holmes and Watson Save the Empire
Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts as Holmes & Watson. Photo credit: Ryan Crocker.

Holmes & Watson Save the Empire! is a family friendly, hilarious musical mystery by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner in its Canadian premiere. This two-actor exciting musical stars Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts (the fearless duo from Billy Bishop Goes to War), accompanied by Chris Robson, guitar, vocals, actor and Renée Bulat, violin.

Once again the fate of the British Empire lies in the hands of the greatest crime fighting team in literature. Holmes and his faithful friend Watson have until midnight to solve the fiendish Moriarty’s deadly puzzle. Where is the QV2? What is Victoria’s secret? How on earth did Holmes end up on the stage of the Gaiety Music Hall? Who is the mysterious Nightingale of Nuremburg? And why is Watson wearing her dress…?

The show opens on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and will run Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm until March 16, 2013. Tickets are available online and are $18 for adults, and $16 for students and seniors (plus applicable taxes or fees). The Deep Cove Shaw Theatre is located at 4360 Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver.

If you would like to check out this charming production, I have a pair of tickets to give away for the performance on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming a Sherlock Holmes story or quote (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entires at 12:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2013. Follow First Impressions Theatre on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this production and their other shows throughout the year.

Update The winner is Andy C.!

25 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KirkyWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 3:15pm PST

    The Hound of the Baskervilles sticks with me, I think purely from having seen it on Wishbone!

  2. PierreWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 8:34pm PST

    “Elementary, my dear Watson….”

    Someone had to post it.

  3. Archana AggarwalWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 9:54pm PST

    The Adventure of the Speckled Band was always my favorite Sherlock Holmes story as a kid!

  4. Connie NgWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 10:11pm PST

    “My mind wanders at stagnation…give me problems, give me work” I’m 95% positive that this came from The Sign of Four.

  5. PhyWednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 11:56pm PST

    “To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman.”

  6. WilsonThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 6:26am PST

    The Sign of the Four or A Scandal in Bohemia for all you Irene Adler fans

  7. SabrinaThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 9:23am PST

    I think of the movie “Without a Clue” whenever I think of Sherlock Holmes and Watson!

  8. Janice MeehanThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 9:24am PST

    Elementary, my dear Watson

  9. Jennifer PetrichenkoThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 9:33am PST

    A study in scarlet

  10. AdelinaThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 9:38am PST

    “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Ah, logic!

  11. Pat CummingThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 9:43am PST

    The Hound of the Baskervilles – haven’t read it but I remember the title!

  12. VinceThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 12:00pm PST

    “Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.”

  13. SanazThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 1:16pm PST

    Sherlock Holmes in America

  14. MarkThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 2:16pm PST

    The Speckled Band!

  15. chista kThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 8:06pm PST

    The hound of the baskervilles

  16. Katie PThursday, February 21st, 2013 — 10:33pm PST

    “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.”

  17. ErinFriday, February 22nd, 2013 — 7:25pm PST

    A Scandal in BOhemia

  18. RebeccaSaturday, February 23rd, 2013 — 12:34am PST

    Really love Sherlock Holmes, so it’s hard to pick a favourite story. I’ll have to go with “The Devil’s Foot”.

  19. Michelle W.Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 — 11:32am PST

    ‘My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.’

  20. Ray MaddlySunday, February 24th, 2013 — 5:44am PST

    Elementary, my dear Watson.

  21. Andy C.Monday, February 25th, 2013 — 12:16am PST

    The Sign of the Four

  22. FatimaMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 12:06pm PST

    A Study in Scarlet!!!!!! Eeeekkkk so exciting

  23. AmyMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 3:41pm PST

    Hound of the Baskervilles. If you ever get a chance, walk through the moors in the evening after reading this. 🙂

  24. lindaMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:35pm PST

    The Case of Identity

  25. StotesTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 7:08am PST

    Hound of the Baskervilles

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