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.