Watson: The Final Problem

Theatre (new writing, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Watson is alone. His beloved wife, Mary, and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports. It's time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of long-buried secrets, betrayal and death; a journey across Europe pursued by Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime, and a deathly embrace at the Reichenbach Falls. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Watson is written with Bert Coules (BBC's Sherlock Holmes), performed by Tim Marriott (BBC's The Brittas Empire). 'Superb, authentic, excellent' (BroadwayWorld.com). 'A damn fine play. Impressive' ***** (WeekendNotes.co.uk) 'Gripping' ***** (InDaily.com.au).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is an alternative entrance used for the lift access which FOH will assist and guide with.If not taking the accessible route there are 6 steps up into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Kevin Richards 37 days ago

Nicely written and beautifully performed - really enjoyed this performance.

Jonathon 38 days ago

We really enjoyed this. An excellent performance by Tim Marriott. Make sure you fit this into your day. An hour of spellbinding storytelling, emotional highs and lows, and a beautifully crafted hour. Thank you.

David Evans-Powell 40 days ago

Beautiful storytelling in this one man show sharing Watson's insights into his famous partnership with the consulting detective.

Dancing Sloth 40 days ago

Well written, well paced, well performed.
Decent venue with tiered seating.
Very enjoyable.

patrick barrins 45 days ago

An excellent one man show for Sherlock Holmes fans …giving an insight into the life of his colleague ,Dr.Watson..as he tells the story of the loss of his friend.
Finely produced and carried forward by accomplished actor.

Grant ODonoghue 48 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. A must see!

Angus Ross 48 days ago

Very good indeed, a real professional and for a one man show totally captivating. Also a decent venue with tiered seating (unlike many).

Kerry 49 days ago

I found this to be a very well produced one man show. The music, set design, production and costumes greatly set the scene and tell you what the 'vibe' of the show's going to be before the actor even comes on stage. And, of course, for a one-man show, the actor is quite important and this guy didn't disappoint. He really encapsulated the character of Watson; he knew how and when to change the tempo or emotion of his performance and carried his voice well.

Overall, I recommend to anyone who enjoys the books.

Rita Giannini 50 days ago

A treat for anybody who loves Sherlock Holmes, and especially his sidekick Watson, who here takes centre stage. His voice comes through loyal, deprecating, humorous, affectionate, still true to his life role of chronicler; but in the end he is the last man standing, and he is ready to take up the baton. The actor is extremely good and I will book immediately his other show!

John Clayton 51 days ago

A treat for anyone with a passing acquaintance with Sherlock Holmes. Wonderful acting and diction, every unamplified word was crystal clear. The emotion is there but properly restrained. The developing story well delivered. A master class in how to do a one man show.

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The Mail+ (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

neither delivers a foul play

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Starburst Magazine (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

This is a fun and entertaining take on a famous story. Seek it out if you can.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

Provides novelty, as well as fidelity to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Get Your Coats On (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Tim Marriot is a Fringe treasure. Once found he is forever and jealously hoarded by a growing cadre of followers who will be in his audiences year in year out.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

This is a fantastic solo show with a crafted performance at its heart.

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