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Vagabond Players return to New Westminster stage

Tickets are available now for Sherlock's Veiled Secret, running Oct. 6 to 22.
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New Westminster actors Drew Hart and Lisa Teskey appear in Sherlock's Veiled Secret. The Vagabond Players' first production since COVID-19 began is set to run Oct. 6 to 22 at the Bernie Legge Theatre.

Live theatre is making its return to New Westminster's Bernie Legge Theatre in October.

The Vagabond Players are coming out of their extended pandemic hiatus with the launch of their 2022/23 season. Sherlock's Veiled Secret runs Oct. 6 to 22 at the theatre in Queen's Park.

The play is set in the year 1920 in England. A young sculptress, Violet Sheridan, gets a request to meet with the now retired Sherlock Holmes, who informs her they have a family connection and that he would like her to join him in solving a troubling blackmailing case. She refuses and decides to solve it herself — which, of course, sets all the adventure in motion.

Sherlock's Veiled Secret was written by playwright K.C. Brown, who lived in Vancouver before moving to the Seattle area. Brown will make the trip up to New Westminster for the Oct. 7  show, where she'll take part in a talkback session with the audience and director Dale Kelly.

The show features two New Westminster actors: Lisa Teskey as Lady Carrington, one of Sherlock's former lovers; and Drew Hart as the flamboyant Turlough O'Brennan. Teskey last appeared in the Vagabond Players' February 2020 production of Drinking Habits 2, which finished its run before the pandemic hit.  Hart was cast in the April 2020 production of Next Fall — which, of course, was cancelled when COVID-19 shut down the arts world.

Sherlock's Veiled Secret stars Kelsey Robertson as Violet Sheridan and Robson Baker as Sherlock, with Colleen Bignell as Irene Adler, Michelle Stanley as Mrs. Morton and Sean  Mawhinney as Charles Yorke.

Ticket holders from cancelled shows in 2020 can call 604-521-0412 to book.

 

  • What: Sherlock's Veiled Secret, presented by Vagabond Players
  • Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park
  • When: Oct. 6 to 22. Shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Talkback with the playwright and director on Friday, Oct. 7 after the show.
  • Tickets: Regular $17; seniors (65+) and youth (up to 18 years) $15. Preview tickets (Oct. 16 and 17) $12. Email reservations@vagabondplayers.ca or leave a message at 604-521-0412.
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