A THEATER in Shaw prepares to welcome TV actor Tim Marriott on stage.

A veteran of BBC sitcoms, including seven series of ‘The Brittas Empire’ in which he appeared in every episode as deputy director Gavin, Tim Marriot is set to perform in two new shows at Playhouse 2.

The first show, Watson: The Final Problem, hits the theater on Thursday, February 24, followed by the second of Tim’s plays, Shell Shock, the following night.

Watson: The Final Problem is set in 1894. Watson, twice wounded in Afghanistan and a typhoid survivor, is alone. His beloved wife Mary is dead and his great companion Sherlock Holmes is lost at the Reichenbach Falls.

And so it tells the story of a race across Europe, of determinedly ending dark rumors and setting the record straight. But a shadow follows his every move, Sherlock Holmes’ sworn enemy, Moriarty.

Tim’s second play, Shell Shock, is set between 2009 and 2016 and centers on the character of Tommy, who after 30 years of military service returns home to resume civilian life. But while shopping malls, zombie cellphones, post office queues and IKEA customer service conspire against him, nothing is safe from his outrage.

“Shell Shock” is adapted from the award-winning diary of Gulf War veteran Neil “Blower” Watkins.

Before Tim hits the boards of Playhouse 2, the comedy “Play” will be presented at the theater from Saturday February 12 to Saturday February 19.

“Play” draws inspiration from all manner of theatrical genres and is playwright Brian Simpson’s journey through the complicated mind.

Brian finds himself at the opening night with an audience on site but without a play. Audiences are invited to watch this hilarious comedy come to life before your very eyes.

The Newtown Street theater reopened in September after being forced to close during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the reopening in September, Steve Bennett, Artistic Director of Crompton Stage Society, said: “After the difficult circumstances we have all found ourselves in due to the pandemic, it is amazing to finally be able to announce our new season of plays. theatre. and reopen our doors to the public.”

Tickets for all shows are available on the Playhouse 2 website.