Welcome to Pyramus and Thisbe Productions!
What a time of it we have all had. I really hope that you are all ok and surviving in this mad world!
After a pretty awful year for us all, this Autumn we are hopefully going to help you to laugh again! Stuart Fortey's madcap HOLMES AND WATSON: THE FAREWELL TOUR returns to a venue near you during September and October! Check this site for the tour!
And in 2022 we will bring you more titters with HOLMES AND MRS HUDSON: FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, again from the mighty pen of Stuart Fortey! - watch this site for more info...
Pyramus and Thisbe Productions is a North Yorkshire based theatre company, created by actor and director Dominic Goodwin. The company has been set up to promote the work of Dominic as well as Leeds playwright Stuart Fortey.
Tours include “Up Frankie” (as Frankie Howerd), “The Mystery of Irma Vep”, “Not About Heroes”, “Wind in the Willows”, “Holmes and Watson-The Farewell Tour”, “The Lost World”, “Frankenstein Live” etc.
Dominic was for three glorious years the resident Dame at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond. Credits: “Mother Goose”, “Sinbad” and “Babes in the Wood”.
Directing credits include "Whose Shoes", by Mike Kenny (for Ratatat Theatre Company) "Dane Leno The King's Jester" by Tony Lidington for Prom Prom Productions and Georgian Theatre Royal and many performances for Angus and Ross Theatre Company.
Stuart Fortey (Playwright)
An established playwright, Stuart has published two detective novels, A "Scandal in Scarborough: The First Paget Brothers Mystery" and "The Diva in the Duck Pond", both of which are available via Amazon or Lulu.com.
His biggest success on the stage has been "Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour", which has so far clocked up over 150 performances, touring to venues in England and Scotland. A sequel, "Holmes & Mrs Hudson: For One Night Only", is in preparation.
Stuart’s play "A House by the Sea" was performed at BAC in London in 1994 and broadcast on Radio 4 in 1997, starring Ciaran Hinds, Kate Buffery, Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Rhind-Tutt.
A new collection of Stuart's World War One plays has recently been published:
Holmes and Watson:
The Farewell Tour!
by Stuart Fortey
Touring September & October 2021
Holmes and Watson are brought to life by Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin as they re-enact one of the detective's most baffling unrecorded cases - The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse!It's an affair upon whose outcome the security of Europe once hung by a thread, and shrouded in secrecy until now. The case has finally been approved by the government for public disclosure. It is understood that Mr Holmes has been entrusted by Her Majesty with the conveyance to the Tower of London of the fabled Satsuma Stone, stolen from the crown of William of Orange in the seventeenth century, and only recently discovered in Europe. One can only be thankful that Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, fell to his death at the Reichenbach Falls. Or is he still alive, planning another deadly strike as he lurks, unseen, in the wings...?
Written by Stuart Fortey, Directed by David Robertson it's fast paced entertainment and will provide many a titter! This is your final chance to catch Holmes and Watson as they embark on their farewell tour. Don't miss them. It's elementary!!
Pyramus and Thisbe Productions have been asked to bring the show back for a new tour after finishing in 2017. 2020 and so far, much of 2021 has been lost to Covid and we agreed that when we come out of it, the need to laugh will never have been greater. Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour should provide you with that laugh!
“Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin respectively as Holmes and Watson give an outstanding performance. Finnigan excels as the straight man Holes whilst Goodwin’s Watson is sheer comic excellence. A truly magnificent production guided through the hands of two masters of comedy on stage.” Broadway Baby
“This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers... This little production is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” Northern Echo
The Kaiser and I
by Stuart Fortey
It's Berlin, 1914, and the music has to stop. Kaiser Wilhelm has summoned a dance instructress from England to put his officers through their paces, but now war is only days away…
From ballroom to battlefield and beyond, this two-hander charts the friendship of a man and a woman caught in their nations' crossfire.
Winner of the 2002 Buxton Festival Fringe Best Drama Award
“An unusual story . . . a wonderfully written play skilfully combining humour and stark moments of wrenching sadness”
Buxton Fringe Review
Joining Dominic for the tour was Pickering based actress Cal Stockbridge:
Cal has been acting for more years than she cares to remember! Credits include tours of “Wreckers” by Tom Needham, “My Fat Friend” and “Duet for One” (both alongside Dominic Goodwin). Cal also produced the first tour of Clap Trap productions WW1 play “Not About Heroes” in 2008.The Kaiser and I tours the UK June and July 2018, with a further limited run in October 2018.
The play toured to:
Thursday 28 June, 7.30pm
Wrelton Village Hall, Wrelton, Pickering.
Friday 29 June, 7.30pm
The Evron Centre, Filey.
Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm
The Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby, Lincoln
Thursday 5 July, 7.30pm
Gilling East Village Hall, Helmsley
Friday 6 July, 7.30pm
The Old Well Theatre, Moffat
Sat 7 & Sun 8 July, 7.30pm
The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn
Thurs 4 & Fri 5 October, 7.30pm
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm
The Ropewalk, Barton-Upon-Humber
Sunday 7 October, 7.30pm
Milton Rooms, Malton YO17 7LX
September and October 2021
Fri 3 Sep: Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church
Sat 4 Sep: Wrelton Village Hall (nr Pickering)
Sun 5 Sep: Wetherby Festival
(venue and time tbd)
Thurs 16 Sep: The Ropewalk,
Fri 17 Sep: Helmsley Arts Centre
Sat 18 Sep: Terrington Village Hall
Sun 19 Sep: Alne Village Hall (nr Easingwold)
Wed 22 Sep: Court House, Thirsk (RANY)
Thurs 23 Sep: Leyburn Arts Centre and Community Centre
Fri 24 Sep: West Burton Village Hall
Sat 25 Sep: Glentworth Village Hall (Lincs)
Sun 26 Sep: Wymondham Village Hall (Leics)
Thurs 30 Sep: The Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
Fri 1 Oct: The Old Well Theatre, Moffat
Thurs 7 Oct: Victoria Hall, Settle
Fri 8 Oct: Ryhall Village Hall (Leics)
Sat 9 Oct: The Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby, Lincoln
And for 2022...
Holmes and Mrs Hudson:
For One Night Only
by Stuart Fortey
Touring May and June 2022
Thrill with excitement as Sherlock Holmes and his landlady Mrs Hudson reconstruct for your entertainment The Case of the Frivolous Vicars! Try and deduce who killed Constance McMerryweather in the vicarage garden with a quoits spike! Ask yourself what, if anything, has Aladdin to do with it? (Quite a lot, actually!)
Deprived of his usual sidekick Dr Watson, Sherlock teams up with Mrs Hudson, who proves more than equal to the task in hand. But what exactly is her relationship with Holmes? And is it for One Night Only?
A smorgasbord of foreign languages, coded poems, ballet and opera; HOLMES & MRS HUDSON is pure fun and silliness from beginning to end!
Full tour schedule will appear here soon...