The Last of Sherlock Holmes

by  Tim Kelly

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

This little farce-comedy pits Holmes and Watson against their greatest foe, the evil and sinister Professor Moriarty. The play begins with the villain's dramatic capture. Soon after, Mrs. Hudson announces the arrival of heavily-veiled women who have come on matters of the greatest delicacy...

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The Last of Sherlock Holmes

by  Tim Kelly

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

This little farce-comedy pits Holmes and Watson against their greatest foe, the evil and sinister Professor Moriarty. The play begins with the villain's dramatic capture. Soon after, Mrs. Hudson announces the arrival of heavily-veiled women who have come on matters of the greatest delicacy. Laughs come fast and furious as the audience views a typical day in the life of the master detective who has just discovered the science of fingerprinting. It is Watson who brings the startling news that Moriarty has escaped once more to pursue his life of crime and evil. Now it's up to Holmes to prove, via fingerprints, the criminal's true identity. It's a hilarious revelation that explains why Holmes was never able to outwit the foxy professor.
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Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The flat of Sherlock Holmes, 221B Baker Street, London. The turn of the Century. 
  • 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

3m, 3f
SHERLOCK HOLMES - the famous detective. 
MRS. HUDSON - his housekeeper. 
LADY DMITWIDDLE-GREY - a client. 
DR. WATSON - Holmes' friend and flatmate. 
MYSTERY WOMAN - another client 
PROFESSOR MORIARTY
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

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 Flo ...

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