The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes
by John Nassivera
Full Length Play, Drama / 6m, 3f
"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 fashion…
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
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
221B Bakers St., London and Undershaw House, Hindhead, Surrey. 1894.
- Additional Features: Special Effects
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN
DOCTEUR PHINUIT (VOICE)
ELLEN WATSON (VOICE)
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
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.