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Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tim Kelly, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 8f

ISBN: 9780874405774

Book by Tim Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey
Suggested by the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Another winner from the masters of musical nonsense" - Tim Kelly and Jack Sharkey

"This zany musical is - fun! Will keep you dizzy and exhausted from laughter." - Fillmore Herald

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play - The entire action takes place in London, during Queen Victoria's Glorious Reign.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Cutting Approved for Competition, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs

TAGS

Betrayal

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

There was only one Sherlock Holmes story that Dr. Watson never wrote down - "The Giant Rat of Sumatra," and the explanation of why it was never captured on paper is the plot of this engaging Victorian spoof. It begins with a heavily-veiled damsel (what else?) arriving at 221B Baker Street in need of the great detective's help. What follows is a mirthful adventure involving  Mata Hari, Jack the Ripper, Queen Victoria, the beautiful Lady Fitzroy, Mrs. Hudson, Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard and, of course, the evil Professor Moriarty. A jewelled dagger, Miniature Chamber, opium den, some immobilizing gas and a hideous idol are all part of the merriment, as the mystery leads from the London docks to Regent's Park.

 

"Another winner from the masters of musical nonsense" - Tim Kelly and Jack Sharkey

"This zany musical is - fun! Will keep you dizzy and exhausted from laughter." - Fillmore Herald

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE GIANT RAT OF SUMATRA was first presented by The Magnificent Moorpark Melodrama & Vaudeville Theatre, Moorpark, California, on December 31,1986.

Characters

CASTING

7m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Flexible chorus.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

JOHN H. WATSON, M.D. - writer of Sherlock Holmes stories.
SHERLOCK HOLMES - consulting detective.
VICIOUS-LOOKING RASCAL - Moriarty's henchman.
PROFESSOR MORIARTY - the "Napoleon of crime."
NEWSBOY - gets around.
HUDSON - Holmes' and Watson's landlady.
INSPECTOR LESTRADE - of Scotland Yard.
ISADORA DE MERVILLE - damsel in distress.
LADY SYBIL FITZROY - beautiful aristocrat.
DELIA - Lady Fitzroy's paid companion.
LIEUTENANT MICHAEL MOCKTURTLE - a scoundrel, but handsome.
OOLONG - exotic young beauty, dangerous.
MRS. WARREN - of fashionable society.
POLICEMAN - a London Bobby.
LANALUNI - a Hawaiian Hotcha.
MING CHOY - a Eurasian Yummy.
MAHARAJAH - an important Pooh-Bah.
QUEEN VICTORIA - Rule Britannia.
Londoners and others - Chorus

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor score
15 vocal scores
Author(s)
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He served at Sandia Base, New Mexico as a Special Services worker. He wrote, produced, ... view full profile

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