Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Holmes Alone: an improvised murder mystery

Never fear crime fans, although the excellent New Zealand Crime Writing event at the 2012 Waikato Times Hamilton Garden Arts Festival has now been and gone, there is still some mystery-related content on offer at the festival in the coming days.

As part of the Theatre section of the festival, comedian Greg Ellis steps into the shoes of the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes, to solve a completely improvised murder mystery in under an hour - all by himself.

A great night of comedy for folk who love Holmes, loathe him or just want a good laugh from one of New Zealand's top improvised comics.

"Holmes Alone" is being performed at 6pm in the Victorian Garden Conservatory in Hamilton on both Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February (ie this Friday and Saturday). Tickets are only $20 ($15 concession), for what should be a fun night out.

I've seen plenty of improvised comedy in New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, and this type of 'long form narrative improv' is really something to see. So if you're anywhere near Hamilton, make sure to head along and check it out. You can purchase tickets here.

1 comment:

  1. That looks fabulous. What a shame we weren't there for it!