by Jim Murchison
Dave Dawson directed the play and provided the lighting design. Although there were certainly some uneven moments the charm of the production is that it doesn’t take anything seriously, including itself. There are times of semi improvised criticism of the other characters and the actors playing them and even the production's threadbare budget. There are asides to the audience and puns that elicit laughter and groans. My favourite parts were the things that took place behind the screen: the shadow puppets and the silhouettes.
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer runs at the Gladstone Theatre until October 26