About the event
This April, prepare to see Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen him before! We’re collaborating with UK-based theatre company Struts and Frets to bring you a specially-commissioned, all-female theatre production of the iconic Sherlock Holmes’ story, A Scandal in Bohemia at the Karachi library.
This 90-minute Victorian merry-go-round will be a roller coaster ride of 6 women playing hundreds of characters while Holmes and Watson expose crimes, solve mysteries, cheat death and make it safely back home in time to feed the dog.
Using music composed specially for the production, puppetry, magic and some questionable Victorian melodrama in a high-energy, gender-bending, comedic pantomime, we’ll also be tackling wider topics of fake news, feminism and sheer force of will as we fly through the legend of Irene Adler’s great escapade, bringing in some of Sherlock Holmes’ favourite other stories and characters.
And it doesn’t end there! Following the performance, Struts and Frets will run two tailored, back to back workshops that discuss and apply the themes raised in the production. Through collaboration and a series of fun activities, participants will get to take on many roles and devise their own short piece to show their peers in a supportive environment.
About Struts and Frets:
Struts and Frets Theatre is a London-based multinational group of independent theatrical collaborators with relationships stretching back 24 years.
Their aim is to use their diverse and collective talents – as actors, directors, producers, movement directors, dancers, musicians, singers, burlesque performers, set designers, costume designers and workshop leaders – to come together and create challenging and unconventional productions.
Visit their website to learn more.
This event is suitable for ages 16 and above.
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Registration fee (inclusive of the workshops): PKR 1500 for library members; PKR 2000 for non-members.
Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.
At the time of visit, participants are to carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card.
Free valet parking will be available.
If you face any difficulty registering for this event, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance: Friday, 5 April 2019 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Workshop: Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Performance: Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 7 pm to 8:30 PM
Workshop: Sunday. 7 April 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: British Council Karachi Library
Registration will close on Thursday, 04 April 2019 by 12 noon sharp.