The worlds of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle combine in the London stage premiere of A Sherlock Carol at Marylebone Theatre, just a stone’s throw from 221B Baker Street!
Three Christmases since the famous confrontation with his nemesis Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has little appetite for mince pies or for solving crime. Wandering through Victorian London, he meets a grown-up and not-so-Tiny Tim who implores him to investigate the mysterious death of his reformed benefactor, one Ebenezer Scrooge.
An impossible murder, a threatening letter, and a missing diamond – it’s just enough to intrigue the great detective. But it’s a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the night is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future. Using his powers of deduction, can Holmes overcome his own ghosts to crack the case?
The worlds of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle combine on stage in this ‘instant holiday classic’, coming to London for the first time, just a stone’s throw from Holmes’ fictional base at 221B Baker Street itself.
A Sherlock Carol, written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will get its UK premiere at Marylebone Theatre, Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT, from 18 November – 17 January.
A Sherlock Carol was a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and nominated Best New Play at the 2022 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
The cast comprises; Ben Caplan (Sherlock Holmes) Kammy Darweish (Ebenezer Scrooge) Rosie Armstong (The Countess and others) Richard James (Dr Watson and others) Gemma Laurie (Emma Wiggins and others) and Damian Lynch (Dr Cratchit and others).