UAE-based community theatre group, Backstage, has announced that it will be staging its own mix of Jeffery Hatcher’s iconic character, Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Louis Stevenson’s story ‘The Suicide Club’ in Dubai for an evening of mystery, murder and thrills.
From the 6th to 8th of November at the Kilchand Studio Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, the fictional sleuth will take the stage in one of his most treacherous tales yet.
As the latest member of a suicide club, Sherlock Holmes joins a group of the most powerful men in Europe - whose sole purpose is
to kill one another. With a lethal game of chance to determine their roles as ‘victim’ or ‘executioner’ for the evening, Holmes gets caught in their web and risks his own life in the balance.
Gautam Goenka, director and president of Backstage, said: “Directing a Sherlock Holmes script has always been at the top of my bucket list. Directing this script was a particularly unique experience - Sherlock Holmes has been an integral part of each actor’s childhood and thus it made them comprehend their characters while relating to them on a personal level.”
Ankita Manikantan, producer and co-founder of Backstage, adds: “Backstage is only growing from pillar-to-pillar with a play like Sherlock Holmes, wherein there are 18 actors and 15
crew members to manage. The fact that we’re hitting
familiar turf with these iconic characters is adding all the more pressure on the team to do their earnest best in pursuit