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WATSON: The Final Problem
by Bert Coules and Tim Marriott
Based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
SELL OUT shows at Edinburgh & Adelaide Festivals
"This gripping solo show is a knockout!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ InDaily
"Excellent one man show!
Brilliant interpretation of the Holmes stories putting Watson front and centre, and it works splendidly" 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edinburgh Review

Trailer HERE

Watson. An old soldier with a few bruises and a cracking story to tell.

1894. Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are both gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour.  It is time to set the record straight.

So Watson tells his tale... a tale of long buried secrets, betrayal and death. For there is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider's web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a long game and Holmes and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. But as Watson unravels the story, is the game really over?

'Watson' is performed by Tim Marriott (BBC's The Brittas Empire)

and directed by Bert Coules (BBC's The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Cadfael; Rebus).



by Bert Coules and Tim Marriott

Based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Performed by Tim Marriott

Directed by Bert Coules

Music by Clive Whitburn

Sound by Bert Coles

Photography by Peter Mould & Toby H Marriott


#1 BEST OF THE BEST - CityMag, Adelaide 23

TOP THEATRE at Adelaide Fringe 23 - The List

FRINGE FAVOURITE - The Scotsman, EdFringe 21

Tim Marriott - BEST PERFORMANCE at Edinburgh Festival 22 (Dark Chat Awards)

BEST ACTOR at Edinburgh Festival 23 (Dark Chat Awards)


"Truly wonderful theatre" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ GlamAdelaide

"A thrilling ride, dense and absorbing" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ InDaily

"Impeccable... Captivating acting, excellent sound design, perfect"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stage Whispers

"A damn fine play" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Weekend Notes

"Concise, enjoyable, intriguing" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Choice Radio

"Fascinating" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Weekly

"Fantastic" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bohemian Britain

"Great script" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ View From The Stalls

"A great tale well told" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews Hub

"A mesmerising performance from an actor who was engaging as Watson, and equally convincing as the voice of Holmes and Moriarty. Related with a stoic reserve befitting Dr Watson. A beautifully played performance."


"A grippingly fine display... outstanding" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broadway Baby

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ online reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

"5* Utterly brilliant. A great story and wonderfully performed"

"Excellent one man show about Watson’s life with Holmes and the aftermath of his supposed death.

Well considered and brilliantly acted."


"A 5 STAR Performance. Worthy addition to the interpretations"

"Beautifully nuanced, a deft balance of humanity and pathos carried us through the excitement of the narrative to the heartbreaking conclusion. Amazing. See this show while you can"

"Excellent one man show! Brilliant interpretation of the Holmes stories putting Watson front and centre. And it works splendidly. 5 STARS, MUST SEE"

"Utterly brilliant. A great story and wonderfully performed"

Suitable for GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE students, 'Watson' is inspired by two Sherlock Holmes adventures - The Sign of the Four and The Final Problem.

(GCSE: Victorian Literature, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, AQA set text: The Sign of the Four)


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