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Holmes & Watson Save the Empire

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT
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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)
RT to enter to win tickets to see @FI_Theatre’s Holmes & Watson Save the Empire from @Miss604

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.!

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  1. Kirky says:

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

  2. Pierre says:

    “Elementary, my dear Watson….”

    Someone had to post it.

  3. Archana Aggarwal says:

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

  4. Connie Ng says:

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

  5. Phy says:

    “To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman.”

  6. Wilson says:

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

  7. Sabrina says:

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

  8. Janice Meehan says:

    Elementary, my dear Watson

  9. Adelina says:

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

  10. Pat Cumming says:

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

  11. Vince says:

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

  12. Sanaz says:

    Sherlock Holmes in America

  13. Mark says:

    The Speckled Band!

  14. chista k says:

    The hound of the baskervilles

  15. Katie P says:

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

  16. Erin says:

    A Scandal in BOhemia

  17. Rebecca says:

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

  18. Michelle W. says:

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

  19. Ray Maddly says:

    Elementary, my dear Watson.

  20. Andy C. says:

    The Sign of the Four

  21. Fatima says:

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

  22. Amy says:

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

  23. linda says:

    The Case of Identity

  24. Stotes says:

    Hound of the Baskervilles

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