Vin Adams will be performing his poem at Holmes Fest 2018’s Three Cheers For Arthur Conan Doyle on 27th June at The Square Tower.
Life Is Amazing: Hello Vin, tell us about your piece.
Vin: The Adventure of the Desperate Author is a sketch with Vin Adams and Nick Downes.
Watson has truly come at a crisis when he pays a surprise visit to Baker Street. Holmes has a bone to pick with Conan Doyle and, in the ensuing argument, everything Watson holds dear is turned on its head. Where is Mrs Hudson? What’s happened to Holmes’ violin bow? And why is Watson so vague about his wives? (Warning: parents may need to explain jokes to their children and each other.)
Life Is Amazing: Why do you love Sherlock Holmes?
Vin: As a child, I felt very much let down by the lack of robbery, violence and murder in the Noddy books by Enid Blyton. Sherlock Holmes filled that void.
Life Is Amazing: What would you investigate if you could investigate anything at all?
Vin: A friend of mine is adamant that he once saw a ghost – I’d like to investigate exactly what he’d been drinking.
Life Is Amazing: If Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes went shopping, what one item would each buy, and why?
Vin: Given that Moriarty had to resign his Mathematical Chair, he might like to buy a small stool.
Perhaps Holmes might buy a second Persian slipper to go with the other one (although this could dangerously increase his smoking habit).