A Double Bill

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band


Edgar Alan Poe: The Murder in the Rue Morgue.

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(26 October – 4 November 2023)

Blue Orange Arts Present:

Arthur Conan Doyle –

Sherlock Holmes: The Specked Band

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

“Oh my God. It was the band. The speckled band!”

A dying woman’s mysterious last words and a plea for help from her sister, lead Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to a crumbling country house. How did a young woman die there with no obvious cause of death, and why does her sister believe she will be next? With a seemingly locked room mystery on his hands, Holmes must solve one of the darkest and most baffling cases of his career. Adapted from the short story by Arthur Conan Doyle this is Sherlock Holmes at his finest!

(26 October – 4 November 2023)

Blue Orange Arts Present:

Edgar Allan Poe–The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Alan Poe – The Murder in the Rue Morgue

The original detective story.

Two women are found brutally murdered in their Parisian home in the Rue Morgue – one body, virtually decapitated, the other thrust head downwards up a chimney. The Police, baffled by the apparent lack of any possible egress by the killers, strange voices heard just after the blood-curling screams of the woman, and the lack of a motive – not for the murders themselves but for the savage nature of the crime – arrest a seemingly innocent man. In step, C. August Dupin investigates the seemingly impossible events.

In Dupin, Edgar Alan Poe created the first modern detective all others were based including Sherlock Holmes, Arsene Lupin, Miss Marple, and even Jessica Fletcher.

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Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol

Blue Orange Arts Presents:

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol (15th – 24th December)

Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly and wealthy man, is well-known for his miserly ways and unkind spirit.

One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who is eager for Scrooge not to share his miserable and eternal fate in the afterlife. 

Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits; the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come.  These ghosts show Scrooge how his mean, selfish behavior has affected those surrounding him and that there is still time for him to change his wicked ways.

Dickens’ supernatural tale of redemption and the Christmas spirit is one of the most iconic seasonal tales of all time; delighting readers and audiences, of all ages, generation after generation.

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The Wizard of Oz

Blue Orange Arts Presents:

The Wizard of Oz (23rd December – 6th January)

When a tornado sweeps Dorothy and her dog Toto into the Land of Oz, she discovers that her Kansas farmhouse has landed right on top of The Wicked Witch of the East!

Dorothy learns about the wonderful Wizard of Oz who lives in the Emerald City and sets off to find him, hoping that he can help her find a way home. Along the way, she meets a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion. Each is missing something and all believe that the Wizard has the power to help.

Little do they know that the vengeful Wicked Witch of the West is determined to make sure that following the yellow brick road is far from easy…

Suitable for the whole family