‘Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act’– A Well-Treaded But Lovely Walk Down “Memory Holmes”

By Ernest Kearney Nigel Miles-Thomas excels as the legendary detective from a script by David Stuart Davies, a connoisseur of all things 221B Baker Street.  For fans of the sleuth, this is a perfect show, a recital of Holmes’ greatest hits.  For the rest of us, while wonderfully entertaining, more was needed. 

Silver Medal (via The TVolution)
“Sherlock Holmes The Last Act” (HFF23)

Davies’ script hints at places that Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle never took his great literary creation, but Davies reframes from overstepping those boundaries, perhaps out of respect.

Still, great fun and worthy of a high Silver Medal.


Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act played during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2023 .

For Hollywood Fringe Festival Details, Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act Show Details Click HERE.

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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