Peter Cushing and the Strange Case of the Concertina Factor


Join Tony Earnshaw, author of An Actor and a Rare One – Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, as he lifts the deerstalker on the star’s interpretation of the great detective over more than 25 years on film and TV. Cold, spare and ascetic, Cushing sought to bring purity and truth to Conan Doyle’s creation and fought running battles with everyone from Hammer to the BBC as he struggled to put his vision on screen.

“It was such a pleasure to have Tony Earnshaw at Chapter to talk about the beautiful gentleman of horror, Peter Cushing. It was a fascinating event and our audience clearly loved hearing all the ‘behind the scenes’ info about the films and the people working in the industry at the time. I think the discussion could have gone on all night if The Beast Must Die hadn’t been clawing to get through.” – Sally Griffith, Head of Cinema, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff




Lecture synopsis in Chapter brochure, Cardiff

Lecture synopsis in Chapter brochure, Cardiff


Lecture synopsis in Theatr Cymru brochure, Mold




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