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  • Date and time: Thursday 13 June 2024, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street (Map)
  • Admission: £10, booking required

Event details

Before slipping into well-earned retirement, Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon his long-time companion Dr Watson, to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles. Pyramus and Thisbe Productions will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse – an affair upon whose outcome the security of Europe once hung by a thread.

It is also understood that Mr Holmes has been entrusted with the conveyance to the Tower of London of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the 17th century and only recently discovered. It is expected that the evening will include a glimpse of this priceless gem; in which case, one can only be thankful that Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, fell to his death at the Reichenbach Falls. Or did he…?

A drinks bar will be available on the night.

“This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers, and is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” The Northern Echo

About the performers

Julian Finnigan (Sherlock Holmes) studied Drama and Literature at York St John’s University. He has worked in theatre, television, film and radio over the last 20 years. Theatre credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf and Zoo Story, Harold Pinter’s Dumb Waiter and in 2016, Witness for the Prosecution for Theatre Mill in York. Since 2009, Julian has played the part of Sherlock Holmes touring nationally in the play, Holmes and Watson the Farewell Tour and is delighted to be reviving it for this current tour. Screen credits include, Yorkshire Television’s; Emmerdale and The Visitor, a Ghost story filmed in the Yorkshire Dales. Most recently Julian played the part of Lord Hastings in ITV’s Victoria. 2020 saw him play Lord Fairfax for Fairfax House’s The Character of Home.

Dominic Goodwin’s (Dr Watson) acting credits include northern tours of Two by Jim Cartwright, The Long Mirror by J B Priestley, Siegfried Sassoon in the World War One play Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald and Touchstone in As You Like It. For Ratatat Theatre Company Dominic has played Jack in both September in the Rain and Happy Jack, Toad in Martin Riley’s adaptation of Wind in the Willows and Robert in Dropping to Zero at the Edinburgh Fringe. For Angus and Ross Theatre Company he played various roles in The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam, followed by Frankenstein live as The Monster, and Kings of Cloth of Gold as King Henry VIII. He also appeared as Professor Challenger is North Country Theatre’s tour of The Lost World. Dominic’s other work includes The Man Who Wrote Lassie for BBC Radio 4, and a cd recording of John Nursery poetry Echoes of Summer. Dominic is also proud to have been resident Dame at The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond with Mother Goose, The Adventures of Sinbad and Babes in the Wood to his name.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible