You might remember Will Atkinson from The Lion In Winter or An Evening Of Culture. His love for the theatre combined with his exceptional talent are an unstoppable combination!
Thanks for having a talk with us today. Tell us about your character, Sherlock Holmes.
Will: The character I play is of course Sherlock Holmes. I’ve grown up watching the originals, reading the books, etc.. and honestly I have always seen Sherlock as this charismatic, witty, overbearing, a** that tends to bounce from good to bad on a regular basis not to show off but to prove to people how simple things can really be. He says a line in the script to Watson telling him that he sees but he doesn’t observe and I believe that’s what Sherlock has always tried to portray, that if people observed whats around them more instead of just “seeing” they would notice more things about others and themselves. With that being said though he does have a good and bad way of showing people that, he can be nice about it but he can also be ugly about it.
What are some of the challenges you have faced in performing this role?