Sherlock Holmes

by  William Gillette, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Full Length Play, Drama  /  17m, 3f

"A prime evening of entertainment." - New York Daily News
"Constant stage magic to delight the audience." - Women's Wear Daily

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    17m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Incriminating letters written by a young European prince to the English girl he betrayed are in the hands of the dead girl's sister. She is in the clutches of a nefarious man. All this and Moriarty and Dr. Watson too.

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Reviews

"A prime evening of entertainment." - New York Daily News

"Constant stage magic to delight the audience." - Women's Wear Daily

"A theatrical triumph...one of the jolliest treats of the season." - Christian Science Monitor

"The most enjoyable show in town...a great evening in the theater. I might find it difficult to like someone who did not love it." - The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: London; 1891.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

17m, 3f
MADGE LARRABEE
JOHN FORMAN
JAMES LARRABEE
TERESE
SIDNEY PRINCE
ALICE FAULKNER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
PROFESSOR MORIARTY
JOHN
ALFRED BASSICK
BILLY
DOCTOR WATSON
JIM CRAIGIN
THOMAS LEARY
"LIGHTFOOT" MCTAGUE
PARSONS
SIR EDWARD LEIGHTON
COUNT VON STALBURG
NEWSBOY
LONDONERS AND OTHERS
VIOLINIST
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

William Gillette

William Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor, playwright and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered today for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in a now lost 1916 si ...

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Sir Arthur Conan  Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes was first presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. It was directed by Frank Dunlop.

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