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Sir Ian McKellen playing Sherlock Holmes walking down a path in park.


Mr. Holmes

Mature themes

6 Aug - 15 Aug

Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of one of British literature’s most revered characters. In 1947, Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), long-retired, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse, tending to his bees, with a housekeeper, Mrs Munro (Laura Linney) and her amateur-sleuthing son, Roger (Milo Parker). Based on the novel by Mitch Cullin, A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

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  • Far from living out his twilight years in peaceful retirement, Holmes is haunted by an unsolved case from several decades earlier. He remembers only fragments of the enigmatic case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. With his legendary powers of deduction on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes comes to rely on the quick-witted and endlessly curious Roger as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement; a case that may finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.

    “Refreshing…what sets it apart from most contemporary takes on [Conan Doyle’s] material is its undercurrent of warmth and humanity” BBC

    “An elegant piece of work, touching and intriguing by turn” The Guardian