Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play -
221B Bakers St., London and Undershaw House, Hindhead, Surrey. 1894.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
This play about the famous detective has Holmes venturing into the occult where, during a seance, he is warned that he is about to meet his maker. The play has Holmes, Waston and Prof. Moriarty meet their maker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wishes to end their existence literally with the final stroke of his pen. Holmes cannot accept the fact that he is the product of another's imagination, a mere pawn of another man's genius. Who is the creator and who the pawn becomes the central question as Holmes and the others threaten their creator with the death to which he has sentenced them.
"A must for all the fans of Sherlock Holmes stories, the play contains startling twists and turns that keep the audience on the edge of their seats." - The Resorter
"Crisply written, it tells a mystifying story all in good. old fashioned fun." - Post Star
THE PENULTIMATE PROBLEM OF SHERLOCK HOLMES was first presented by the Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vermont on August 17th, 1978. Directed by Jill Charles.