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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood

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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood – 1 September to 22 September


An Adaptation by Lesley Hart

From the Novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Back by popular demand, Pitlochry Festival Theatre presents this bold adaptation of the 1887 story A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan-Doyle, marking the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, the most famous detective duo in literature.

In a blasted world, two survivors – a doctor and an actor – pass the time by staging their favourite story salvaged from the flames. When tensions arise around casting, more than dead bodies start to surface…

Audiences will be enthralled by this riveting play brought to life in the Amphitheatre, nestled in the Explorers Garden within the shadow of Ben-Y-Vrackie.


Playing in the amphitheatre, our open-air venue within the Explorers Garden.

*Advisory warning – we recommend this play for those aged 10 and over due to strong language.

A co-production with OVO.

 A co-production with OVO

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