THE MYSTERY OF THE VALKYRIE
Presented by Woodward Productions
Playhouse, QPAC (2023)
Witness one of the most legendary characters of literature and screen come to life on stage with this new highly-anticipated Australian work. Journey back to 221B Baker Street with Holmes, Waston, Adler and Moriarty, as this fast-paced dramatic thriller explodes onto the Playhouse stage with extraordinary staging and video. Written and directed by the extraordinary Michael Futcher, this epic play will have you on the edge of your seat until the mystery of the Valkyrie is solved.
Woodward Productions are in no way associated, sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with The Conan Doyle Estate. All stories and novels on which the play is adapted are no longer subject to Copyright.
Production Photography by Joel Devereux
Writer & Director - Michael Futcher
Dramaturg - Janis Balodis
Video Designer - Craig Wilkinson
Designer - Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer - David Walters
Composer/Sound Designer - Phil Slade
Associate Video Designer - Jake Lodder
Associate Motion Designer - Jordan Peña
Associate Video Producer - Hannah Barr
Cinematography - Joel Tronoff
This is West End theatre for a wide audience
This production is worth all the success it can garner
"This is West End quality theatre for a wide audience."
"Video design by Craig Wilkinson was the catalyst for many jaw dropping moments in the production. The attention to detail and creative projection on virtually every surface melded the magic of cinema with the magic of theatre in a way that left audiences stunned. From striking imagery of a train carriage perfectly outlined on the moving set, to a running river, no moment was left unexplored by Wilkinson."
"The sets were imaginatively aided by some extraordinary visual imagery created by Craig Wilkinson... A clever use of technology allowed Holmes’ words, thought processes and images to be projected across the scenery... It was well directed, well performed and with extremely good audiovisual elements that brought the stage to life."
"All the Sherlock Holmes traits are there and the audio visual effects getting inside his mind when he is figuring something out are spectacular."
"It is told with the help of some spectacular stagecraft as the surfaces of rolling set pieces are used to reflect projected images, adding further dimension to the story’s telling. Craig Wilkinson’s video footage affords a cinematic perspective and allows for point-of-view shares, such as when a show motion projected recount of how a series of events have unfolded accompanies Holmes’ attempts to talk other characters through his thinking."
BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
"None of this would work without the totally astonishing work of the technical crew. Craig Wilkinson’s video footage is remarkable and truly deserves awards as well as accolades. His cinematic POV is integral to the storytelling."