On Monday September 28th be At the Kirkland Performance Center to be a Part of Broadcasting History
In the long history of Sherlock Holmes on the radio only once has any production company or network attempted with success to record and broadcast the entire Holmes canon as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 60 stories in all, and that has been England’s BBC. Starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Watson these wonderful programs took many years and several adaptors, most notably Bert Coules, to produce and air.
When Jim French Productions decided to take on our own Sherlock Holmes series we were dedicated to doing only new stories since we felt the BBC versions of the originals was the last word on the subject. However, we reckoned with our M. J. Elliott and his insane desire to duplicate the Beeb’s feat and go it one better. In 2005 he persuaded us to do his adaptation of the classic story “The Yellow Face” and our second Holmes audio series was launched.
Over time we would record more of the stories from the canon on a rather hit or miss basis, still concentrating on new pastiches of the Baker Street Duo. One carefree afternoon it was pointed out to us that we’d recorded over half of Doyle’s tales and did we think we might be able to do all of them. We put the suggestion the Elliott and John Patrick Lowrie, our Holmes and the director of bother Holmes series, and they thought we could and should take a shot at it. So, on Monday night September 28th we will be recording “The Sign of Four” the last tale left for us to do, which will make us the first English speaking company in North America to ever accomplish this, as well as the first English speaking company in North America to do this with the same actors playing Holmes and Watson in all the episodes, Lowrie and Lawrence Albert AND the first English speaking company in the world to this with all of the stories adapted by the same writer, Mr. M. J. Elliott.
Now if you would like to be a part of this historic session be at the Kirkland Performance Center at 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland WA on Monday the 28th of September. Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30. For tickets you can call the box office at 425 893 990 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. Well see ya there.
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