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Not Quite Sherlock Finds Itself

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Not Quite Sherlock: The Case of the Deceptive Detective

 
Dust off your deerstalkers and pull out your pipes. Sherlock Holmes is (not quite) coming to Victoria Playhouse!
Chris Gibbs is back and better than ever with his hilarious one-man play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective. But there’s more: Not Quite Sherlock is also a ridiculous comedy about an ex-street-performing comedian attempting to do a one-man comedy play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective.
With wit, charm, timing, and almost no respect for the rules of theatre, Chris Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other.
“Gibbs’ performance as the witless and self-deprecating Barnaby is near flawless. His martini-dry wit is characteristically sharp, in both script and performance, and his comic timing is beautiful.” – Joff Schmidt, CBC
“Clueless, guileless and absolutely priceless.” – Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal
“a highly skilled, confident comic actor whose writing is unrelentingly clever and whimsical” – Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times Columnist
Not Quite Sherlock is at the Victoria Playhouse September 13 – 17.

Not Quite Sherlock

London, 1896. Barnaby Gibbs is an incurable optimist, a Sherlock Holmes fan, and a man who knows he’s not particularly good at anything. One night, while checking on a friend’s empty house, he encounters a stranger, dressed entirely in black, holding a bag full of stolen belongings and attempting to write a poem about sapphires.

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There is only one conclusion a reasonable man could come to: this is the notorious cat burglar/con-man known as the Rhyming Bandit! Fortunately, Barnaby Gibbs is not a reasonable man, and when the stranger explains he is actually the famous detective Antoine Feval, a new crime-fighting duo is born.

Not Quite Sherlock is a one-man comedy play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective. But that’s not all. It’s also a ridiculous comedy about an ex-street-performing comedian attempting to do a one-man comedy play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective. With wit, charm, timing, and almost no respect for the rules of theatre, Chris Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other.

“Clueless, guileless and absolutely priceless.” – Edmonton Journal

“Gibbs’s performance is near flawless. His martini-dry wit is characteristically sharp, and his comic timing is beautiful.” – CBC

“A masterpiece that manages to be both ridiculous and intelligent…” – Vancouver Sun

Sherlock and Chris Gibbs are at the Victoria Playhouse September 13 – 17th.