The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes comes to life

The Theatre Arts Guild delivers a satisfyingly over-the-top comedy-thriller.

An intense game of Ouija?
An intense game of Ouija?

A pair of ghosts (one of whom is Sherlock Holmes himself), a retired thespian (who serves the ham thickly sliced), his romantic daughter (who has her own dramatic streak), a long-suffering wife, some cagey servants and the renowned Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are the unlikely cast of characters who are embroiled in a murder on a gracious country estate. The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes is a comedy-thriller that challenges Conan Doyle (and the audience) to match wits with the world's greatest detective. The solution is satisfying and this production, though suffering from a few opening night bumps, delivers on the humor. Many of the actors are called upon to give over-the-top performances, but the action is grounded by a very subtle and nuanced performance by Rayna Smith-Camp as the mistress of the house. And as usual at TAG, a marvelous set deserves special mention of its own. --Kate Watson

To May 5, Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Road, 8pm (2pm on Sun Apr 29), $16/$13, 451-1221,

About The Author

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.