Sherlock Holmes Mystery The Broken Mirror Features One Actor Playing All the Parts
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The last date listed for Sherlock Holmes: The Broken Mirror was Sunday January 26, 2014 / 3:00pm.
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A Well Done Show in a perfect Venue
The thing the summary fails to let us know is that while this is not perfect Conan Doyle in origin it is in fact based on several Holmes stories and was developed during the lifetime and with the eventual approval of ACD. This matters because so much of the latter Sherlock Holmes theater/movies uses his characters but loses authenticity.The Broken Mirror is not the equivalent of reading a story but the integrity is there.
Jeff Garret is impressive as he shifts midstep or with a twist from Holmes to Moriarty to Mrs. Hudson to Watson and a half dozen other characters, back and forth in the perfect setting of a Drawing Room with a fireplace in the unique Berkeley Club, a place worth the trip on its own. This is a more conflicted and and troubled Sherlock than the unstoppable force in the books. He and the opponent play a charade and close match.
Not knowing the origins of the story I came with doubts of a Holmes derivative but what you get is the genuine article. Very worthwhile and handy to Telegraph Ave or Shattuck for dining.
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Any fan of Sherlock Holmes must see this play. The incredible actor plays all of the parts in a 90 minute tour de force. Each character is skillfully developed. In less talented hands this could have been an embarrassing disaster instead you...