Edwardian London is being held to ransom – and who can rescue the capital from arch-villains ‘The British League of Underhanded Scoundrels, Traitors, Extortionists and Rapscallions?’
Only one man – the world-famous detective Sexton Blake, The Prince of the Penny Dreadfuls, can save the day!
In ‘Sexton Blake Strikes Back!’, the latest live on stage theatrical production by legendary professional theatre company ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’, presented by Bloxwich Library Forum, theatre-goers can expect derring-do, last-minute escapes, narrow scrapes and fates worse than death in this affectionate homage to the way heroes had used to be.
Stuart Williams, Vice Chairman of Bloxwich Library Forum, said: “Sexton Blake is one of the great literary adventure heroes of the 19th-20th century, standing proudly alongside such mighty figures as Sherlock Holmes, Denis Nayland Smith, Biggles and Hercule Poiroit.
“Created by Harry Blyth in 1893, Sexton Blake adventures appeared in a wide variety of British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978, running to over 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors.
“Blake was also the hero of numerous silent and sound films, radio serials and a 1960s ITV television series which many remember fondly.
“Now the legend that is Sexton Blake is coming to Bloxwich, in a play by the invariably excellent ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’ – so adventure, excitement and huge fun can be expected in equal measure!”
‘Sexton Blake Strikes Back!’ is live on stage for one night only – this coming Saturday 20th April 2013, at Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre, Elmore Row, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2HR.
Ticket prices are £8.00 or £6.00 concessions. Tickets can be purchased from Bloxwich Library and reserved by telephone on 01922 655900.