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The Phoenix Players are putting on Nick Scovell’s The Final Problem – based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – in October.

Performing at the St Peter’s Theatre, Southsea, the group still have a slight problem to their rehearsals – they don’t have a Doctor Watson.

The amateur dramatics group have already began preparing for the production but have been unable to fill the part.

The play follows Sherlock as he arrives at the surgery of his friend Dr Watson and tells him all about the evil Professor Moriaty and his organisation.

The plot then follows the pair to Switzerland where the final confrontation takes place. The two men are alone in the Reichenbach Falls, leaving Watson to imagine what took place.

If anyone is interested in the part please contact director Valerie Bird by email at or call 07527771397.

Rehearsals take place in Portsmouth every Wednesday and Thursday, 7.30-10.00pm.