BWW Review: HOLMES AND WATSON at Gulfshore Playhouse is Cleverly Covert!
Gulfshore Playhouse’s HOLMES AND WATSON, directed by Andrew Paul, brings the clever spirit of Sherlock to life on their stage through a witty, well-done production.
Not only is Watson trying to pick out the real Sherlock Holmes from a lineup of 3 men in an asylum in HOLMES AND WATSON, but the audience is also left to solve the mystery of who the real Sherlock Holmes is before all is revealed at the end of the show. Everything was done so cleverly that when the truth was uncovered, it was definitely not an ending that had been apparent; you’ll find yourself wanting to see it again just to catch all the hints and details you may have missed.
Jeffrey Binder, Gulfshore Playhouse’s Associate Artistic Director, played Watson, and David Whalen played Dr. Evans. I really enjoyed seeing their characters interact as the plot progressed; both of them were trying to solve mysteries in the show, and they each had their little tricks for both each other and the audience to figure out. Both of these actors are truly fantastic, which helped make this mystery even more captivating.