This week we’ve seen our many Edinburgh Fringe shows kick off and get well under way at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre. Among the variety of performances we’re hosting at the centre, our very own Chair, Ann Treherne was back with her show, “Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist” for the fifth year running.
The hour-long talk, hosted in the beautiful Sanctuary of the Centre, also used to hold Spiritualist Church services, gives a fascinating insight into Doyle’s life outwith the Sherlock aspects we are all so familiar with. Taking truths from letters Doyle himself wrote, Ann debunks myths which are commonly miss-told in various biographies and looks into his connection with Spiritualism. Joining the dots between his early life in Edinburgh, amazing adventures to the North Pole and various places he made home around the UK right up to his death, unearthing facts and anecdotes along the way.
Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most famous for his creation of Sherlock Holmes and the fictional world which surrounds him, but Ann Treherne leads us more into his own personal interests and endeavours. Ann’s talk is a fantastic balance of interest with humour, exploring Conan Doyle’s personal beliefs with an open mind. You’ll leave the centre with your head packed full of stories and interesting snippets of information and questions, about all those coincidences! Definitely a worth-while show to attend!
You can catch Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist on August 15th, 17th or 22nd. Book ticket online here.