Producer Antonio Marion has introduced that Tony and Olivier Award-profitable director, Rob Ashford, is established to direct a brand name-new generation of Sherlock Holmes, a phase epic by British writing workforce Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, with Akram Khan signing up for as choreographer. The new perform will be made in London ahead of West Close and Broadway bows.
Staged as a mystery inside a mystery, the case introduced to Holmes forces him to confront his murky earlier. But is the unravelling of his childhood just a harmful diversion? Sherlock Holmes is an initial tale which will offer you a new and deeply theatrical exploration of the brain of the popular detective, whilst remaining devoted to the mysterious entire world made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Ashford commented, “When we discovered that the placing of our production wasn’t essentially a put, but most likely an emotion, with figures driven by their souls and wishes, I realized we had a venture that demanded becoming brought to lifetime on the phase. Wagstaff and Abel have produced a new, sweeping Sherlock Holmes with modern-day variations of the classic characters preventing hidden demons in a visceral, emotional, sensual thrill journey that could derail at any instant”
Marion mentioned, “Rob Ashford & Akram Khan are two of our industry’s leading imaginative forces, with a eager eye on bringing this story to lifetime utilizing the inherent gadgets of the theater all even though modernizing our manufacturing for a new viewers in a new generation. They will get our production to new heights, bringing audiences a theatrical knowledge contrary to everything we’ve witnessed on the phase.”
Khan commented, “Ever because I was a teen escalating up in London, I have felt a sense of familiarity and frequently linked with the struggle and bond to each other that Holmes & Watson inhabit. Their elaborate and dynamic connection is what makes wonderful theater. It is really the adventure of a lifetime to perform with Rob and these literary legends on a new manufacturing which will provide a new technology of audiences to the planet of Holmes.”
The figures and stories of Sherlock Holmes have been liked by audiences all over the environment for more than a hundred many years, getting initially been launched in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novel A Analyze in Scarlet. Conan Doyle went on to aspect Sherlock Holmes in 3 much more novels (which includes The Hound of the Baskervilles) and in 56 shorter stories. The well-known detective designed his initial visual appeal on Broadway in 1899.
More details, including casting, the creative workforce and theater, will be announced shortly.
Rob Ashford (Director) is a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning director and choreographer. Broadway theatre credits consist of Cat On A Sizzling Tin Roof, Frozen, Evita, How To Do well, Claims, Claims, Carefully Modern Millie, Shrek, John Water’s Cry Infant, Curtains and The Marriage ceremony Singer. London Theatre credits include things like The Entertainer, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade all for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Firm, the Olivier Award profitable productions of Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Need, and Parade for The Donmar Warehouse, Macbeth at MIF and Park Ave Armory, Fellas and Dolls, Evita, and Frozen. Rob directed and choreographed “Peter Pan Dwell!” and “The Sound of Music Live!” for NBC both of those getting DGA Award nominations. Rob has directed and choreographed at Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English Countrywide Opera and La Scala. He choreographed and staged the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2009 Academy Awards profitable the Emmy for Greatest Choreography for his operate on Baz Luhrmann’s 2009 Academy Awards manufacturing variety that includes Hugh Jackman and Beyoncé. Rob has staged the Tony Awards for eight yrs, and has also staged tributes at the Kennedy Center Honors for Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Barbara Prepare dinner, Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep where by he was on The Artist Committee. Movies incorporate choreography for Loss of life On The Nile, Murder On The Orient Specific, Disney’s Cinderella, Ted 2, A Million Techniques To Die In The West, and Past The Sea.
Akram Khan (Motion Director) is one particular of the most celebrated and revered dance artists today. In the very last 20 several years he has established a overall body of perform that has contributed noticeably to the arts in the United kingdom and overseas. His name has been created on the accomplishment of imaginative, extremely obtainable and relevant productions this kind of as Outwitting the Satan, XENOS, Till the Lions, Kaash, iTMOi (in the thoughts of igor), DESH, Vertical Street, Gnosis and zero degrees. As an instinctive and normal collaborator, Khan’s choreography is the embodiment of shared exploration throughout a number of disciplines and cultures. His prior collaborators incorporate the Nationwide Ballet of China, actress Juliette Binoche, ballerina Sylvie Guillem, choreographers/dancers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Israel Galvaìn, singer Kylie Minogue and indie rock band Florence and the Machine, visual artists Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Tim Yip, writer Hanif Kureishi and composers Steve Reich, Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost. Khan’s get the job done is recognised as remaining profoundly shifting, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is very easily intimate and epic. Explained by the Money Occasions as an artist “who speaks tremendously of great things”, a spotlight of his job was the generation of a part of the London 2012 Olympic Online games Opening Ceremony that was received with unanimous acclaim. As a choreographer, Khan has created a near collaboration with English National Ballet and its Inventive Director Tamara Rojo. He developed the small piece Dust, aspect of the Lest We Neglect programme, which led to an invitation to build his own critically acclaimed version of the legendary intimate ballet Giselle. In new a long time, Khan has moved into tv, specifically documentaries. He has made 3 documentaries with Swan Movies for Channel 4, the Sky Arts documentary series Why Do We Dance, and an episode of the Netflix collection Shift. Khan has been the receiver of various awards all through his vocation which includes two Laurence Olivier Awards, the Bessie Award (New York Dance and Efficiency Award), the prestigious ISPA (Intercontinental Culture for the Accomplishing Arts) Distinguished Artist Award, the Fred and Adele Astaire Award, the Herald Archangel Award at the Edinburgh International Pageant, the South Bank Sky Arts Award and 9 Critics’ Circle Nationwide Dance Awards. Khan was awarded an MBE for solutions to dance in 2005. This calendar year he was declared as the new Chancellor of De Montfort University, and he is also an Honorary Graduate of College of London as properly as Roehampton and De Montfort Universities, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban. Khan is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London as nicely as Curve.
Duncan Abel (Co-Playwright) co-adapted Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, at this time on a Uk tour, and Paula Hawkins’s The Woman on the Train, which transferred to the West Stop subsequent a thriving United kingdom tour. His radio enjoy, When I Dropped You, co-composed with Rachel Wagstaff, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in (2013). Also with Wagstaff, he co-wrote Isambard Kingdom Brunel for Sing London. Duncan Abel’s small fiction has appeared in several literary anthologies, most lately Comma Press (2019). He is presently below fee to several unbiased Uk theatre producers.
Rachel Wagstaff (Co-Playwright) wrote the guide for multi award-winning musical Bouquets For Mrs Harris (Chichester Pageant Theatre/Sheffield Theatres). Her adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong opened in the West Stop at the Comedy Theatre. A new generation was afterwards toured thoroughly by the Unique Theatre Enterprise and an award-successful on the net functionality was launched in lockdown. Rachel adapted Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d (Salisbury Playhouse/British isles tour). An Indian variation was made at NCPA in Mumbai. With Duncan Abel, she adapted the present United kingdom tour of The Da Vinci Code and The Woman on the Teach for a hit British isles tour and West Conclusion transfer. Other theatre credits consist of Only the Courageous (Wales Millennium Centre) That Lady (Soho Theatre) Moonshadow (Princess Theatre, Melbourne) The Question (Sala Beckett Establishment) Full Time (Y Touring) and The Soldier (Edinburgh Competition/RADA revived in 2019 with Mesh Theatre Firm at Salisbury Playhouse/United kingdom Tour). For the radio, Rachel adapted Sebastian Faulks’ The Lady at the Lion d’Orand, with Duncan Abel, co-wrote When I Misplaced You, an Afternoon Engage in for Radio 4.
Antonio Marion (Producer) is a Tony Award nominated & Emmy Award-successful Producer. Broadway theater credits include things like Betrayal (2019 revival starring Tom Hiddleston), Groundhog Working day, Big Fish, Ghost, Evita (2012 revival starring Ricky Martin) and MJ The Musical (Advertising and marketing Advisor). Movie & Television credits consist of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, The Next Large Matter: NY, Recursion. Added theater credits include the West Stop revival of The Sunshine Boys starring Richard Griffiths & Danny DeVito, I Am Harvey Milk at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall starring Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth and White Noise at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre with producer Whoopi Goldberg. He at the moment serves as the Executive Producer for TodayTix Group’s TodayTix Offers, an initial creation arm that creates reside leisure showcasing the best of Broadway for the firm’s international audience.