Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror
by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Anthony Dodge

Productions (23)
  • Mystery
  • 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 1 either (7-30 actors possible: 1-10 f, 6-20 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set with phases. The settings should be spare. The crime scenes are devoid of dead bodies.

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror
by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Anthony Dodge

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Productions (23)
  • Mystery
  • 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 1 either (7-30 actors possible: 1-10 f, 6-20 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set with phases. The settings should be spare. The crime scenes are devoid of dead bodies.

A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day -- Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day -- Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

  • Mystery
  • 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 1 either (7-30 actors possible: 1-10 f, 6-20 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set with phases. The settings should be spare. The crime scenes are devoid of dead bodies.

Published Reviews

"...wicked, witty fun... superbly conceived and executed... an East End delight!"

The Independent (New York)

"Hang on to your hats, 'the games afoot' and we're off on another adventure, with Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror... A merry, madcap mixture of mystery, murder and mayhem, it's the brilliantly inventive brainchild of authors Anthony Dodge, and his wife, Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Swapping gender and accents with the flick of a wrist, eight actors play 34 roles with polish and glee. Rarely have I seen such exuberant versatility in a company of actors ...What a delicious romp the cast and the audience are having."

The Herald (Sarasota, Florida)

"The post-modern gallimaufry keeps you laughing... This is a funny play, but more of a loving pastiche than a slashing satire...Anthony Dodge and Marcia Milgrom Dodge clearly know and love their Sherlock Holmes. And while you don't have to be an Arthur Conan Doyle addict to enjoy this play, it's a fair deduction that it helps. Sherlockians should get a kick out of this."

Marty Fugate, Long Beach Observer

"The Dodges use the framework of a murder mystery to tie the play together, but it's the theatrical in-jokes and clever overturning of stage conventions that make the show interesting and entertaining... Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror may not be what Arthur Conan Doyle had in mind, but its inventive exploitation of theater personalities and their larger-than-life world is remarkably entertaining."

Salt Lake Tribune

"Co-authors (and husband and wife) Anthony and Marcia Milgrom Dodge have cleverly adapted Nicholas Meyer's novel The West End Horror into a thoroughly delightful stage production, filled with intrigue -- and dozens of fascinating characters, all played by a cast of only seven."

The Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

"...delicious!... witty and full of surprises..."

East Hampton Star

"...a dashingly clever play...expect two hours of sophisticated fun."

NY Newsday

"This Horror's A Beauty... The Dodges are extremely clever playwrights... wonderfully original and fast paced... the most inventive play that has graced the Bay Street stage to date... the words are witty and engaging... cunning and multi-dimensional."

Sag Harbor Express

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Four Rivers Charter Public School
Turners Falls, MA United States
Four Rivers Charter Public School Turners Falls, MA United States
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 19, 2017
Smith County High School
Carthage, TN United States
Smith County High School Carthage, TN United States
FEB 17, 2017 - FEB 18, 2017
Montrose Area School District
Montrose, PA United States
Montrose Area School District Montrose, PA United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 12, 2017
Sock 'n' Buskin Theatre Company
Ottawa, ON Canada
Sock 'n' Buskin Theatre Company Ottawa, ON Canada
NOV 17, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Eaton High School
Eaton, CO United States
Eaton High School Eaton, CO United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
St. Anselm's Abbey School
Washington, DC United States
St. Anselm's Abbey School Washington, DC United States
MAR 11, 2016 - MAR 20, 2016
Prince William Little Theatre
Manassas, VA United States
Prince William Little Theatre Manassas, VA United States
OCT 30, 2015 - NOV 01, 2015
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School
Syracuse, NY United States
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School Syracuse, NY United States
JUL 29, 2015 - AUG 08, 2015
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
JAN 16, 2015 - JAN 24, 2015
Black Box Theatre
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Black Box Theatre Colorado Springs, CO United States
SEP 19, 2014 - OCT 04, 2014
Burlington Little Theater
Burlington, ON Canada
Burlington Little Theater Burlington, ON Canada
MAR 06, 2014 - MAR 08, 2014
Playgoers New Generation
newport, United Kingdom
Playgoers New Generation newport, United Kingdom
FEB 26, 2014 - MAR 01, 2014
Act OUT
Kitchener, ON Canada
Act OUT Kitchener, ON Canada
AUG 07, 2013 - AUG 10, 2013
Balwyn High School
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Balwyn High School Melbourne, VIC Australia
FEB 10, 2012 - FEB 26, 2012
Victorian Players Theatre
Youngstown, OH United States
Victorian Players Theatre Youngstown, OH United States
NOV 18, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
JUL 17, 2009 - AUG 01, 2009
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
Fort Gordon, GA United States
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre Fort Gordon, GA United States
NOV 21, 2008 - NOV 21, 2008
The North Shore Country Day School
Winnetka, IL United States
The North Shore Country Day School Winnetka, IL United States
OCT 12, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
Springville Playhouse, Inc
Springville, UT United States
Springville Playhouse, Inc Springville, UT United States
OCT 12, 2007 - OCT 13, 2007
Dayton Playhouse
Dayton, OH United States
Dayton Playhouse Dayton, OH United States
OCT 31, 2005 - NOV 30, 2005
Pioneer Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Pioneer Theatre Salt Lake City, UT United States
NOV 01, 2004 - MAR 31, 2005
Asolo Theatre
Sarasota, FL United States
Asolo Theatre Sarasota, FL United States
JUN 18, 2002 - JUL 07, 2002
Bay Street Theatre
Sag Harbor, NY United States
Bay Street Theatre Sag Harbor, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Four Rivers Charter Public School
Turners Falls, MA United States
Four Rivers Charter Public School Turners Falls, MA United States
MAR 17, 2017 - MAR 19, 2017
Smith County High School
Carthage, TN United States
Smith County High School Carthage, TN United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JUL 29, 2015 - AUG 08, 2015
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
OCT 31, 2005 - NOV 30, 2005
Pioneer Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Pioneer Theatre Salt Lake City, UT United States
NOV 01, 2004 - MAR 31, 2005
Asolo Theatre
Sarasota, FL United States
Asolo Theatre Sarasota, FL United States
JUN 18, 2002 - JUL 07, 2002
Bay Street Theatre
Sag Harbor, NY United States
Bay Street Theatre Sag Harbor, NY United States

Awards (1)

Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination, Mystery Writers of America (2003)