Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
by Katie Forgette

Productions (76)
  • Mystery/Comedy
  • 115 - 130 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 f, 5-8 m)
  • Set: Flexible set that suggests multiple locations.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-064-8

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
by Katie Forgette

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Productions (76)
  • Mystery/Comedy
  • 115 - 130 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 f, 5-8 m)
  • Set: Flexible set that suggests multiple locations.

The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Only Holmes can solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself as an early version of Lady Bracknell from Wilde's latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright, while Watson falls head-over-heels for the Jersey Lily and a wicked professor attempts to bring the Crown to its knees.

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Pricing Information

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

Play Details

The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Only Holmes can solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself as an early version of Lady Bracknell from Wilde's latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright, while Watson falls head-over-heels for the Jersey Lily and a wicked professor attempts to bring the Crown to its knees.

Special feature: Author's note from playwright Katie Forgette (PDF)

  • Mystery/Comedy
  • 115 - 130 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m (7-11 actors possible: 2-3 f, 5-8 m)
  • Set: Flexible set that suggests multiple locations.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-064-8

Published Reviews

"The show keeps many secrets and presents many twists, most of which caught the audience by great surprise... Expect laughter and suspense as the mystery slowly and craftily unravels."

Dutch Godshalk, Montgomery Newspapers

"It's about as intelligent, fanciful, and witty a Holmes as you can find on the stage anywhere this summer."

Manchester Journal

"Simply delicious describes perfectly the comedy in the Dorset Theatre Festival's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, the Katie Forgette mystery-comedy that opened at the Dorset Playhouse Friday. And it was a pretty neat mystery too....You simply remain on edge—when you're not laughing."

Times Argus

"A faithful, loving tribute to the colorful British characters of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily by Seattle playwright Katie Forgette fancifully fuses fact and fiction."

Jonathan Turner, Quad-Cities Online

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily remembers a time when detective stories were not about blood and bodies, but brains and bon mots."

Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

"If you've been hankering for a right jolly bit of theatrical sleuthing British style, you'd be hard put to it, indeed, to ferret out better fare than Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily..."

Herald Courier

"...a quick-paced, witty...confection that goes down like iced lemonade on a summer scorcher."

Pioneer Press

"Sherlock is all about fun, and supplies it in good measure."

Minneapolis City Pages

"Holmes has 'lock' on comedy..."

Star Tribune

"Katie Forgette's delicious take on the great detective...is a delightful theatrical romp as Holmes and Watson join forces with Oscar Wilde to protect the actress Lillie Langtry."

Philly.com

"This production ultimately emerges as a wonderful family-friendly evening of theater. There is comedy, drama, even a second-act swordfight, all wrapped in the familiar faces of Holmes, Watson, and Wilde."

Nicholas Martorellia, Stage Magazine Online

"Sherlock fans are in for a treat... If this is amusing for audiences, you can only imagine how entertaining it is for the actors... All told: delish."

Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Production History

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Production Group
Location
AUG 09, 2018 - AUG 26, 2018
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
MAY 02, 2018 - MAY 19, 2018
Ottawa Little Theatre
Ottawa, ON Canada
Ottawa Little Theatre Ottawa, ON Canada
NOV 17, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Theatre 40
Beverly Hills, CA United States
Theatre 40 Beverly Hills, CA United States
JUN 24, 2017 - JUN 24, 2017
Chas Productions
Dos Palos, CA United States
Chas Productions Dos Palos, CA United States
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Lighthouse Christian School
Twin Falls, ID United States
Lighthouse Christian School Twin Falls, ID United States
APR 28, 2017 - APR 29, 2017
A&M Consolidated High School
College Station, TX United States
A&M Consolidated High School College Station, TX United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 08, 2017
Rogers Heritage High School
Rogers, AR United States
Rogers Heritage High School Rogers, AR United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 20, 2016
Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc.
Tahlequah, OK United States
Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc. Tahlequah, OK United States
NOV 08, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Mid Michigan Community College
Harrison, MI United States
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison, MI United States
NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Calvin Christian High School
Fridley, MN United States
Calvin Christian High School Fridley, MN United States
OCT 07, 2016 - OCT 23, 2016
Centenary Stage
Hackettstown, NJ United States
Centenary Stage Hackettstown, NJ United States
JUN 25, 2016 - JUN 26, 2016
Higginsville Theatre Company
CORDER, MO United States
Higginsville Theatre Company CORDER, MO United States
JUN 14, 2016 - JUN 18, 2016
Vertigo Theatre Society
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Theatre Society Calgary, AB Canada
MAY 14, 2016 - JUN 12, 2016
Vertigo Theatre Society
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Theatre Society Calgary, AB Canada
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 15, 2016
Kwalikum Secondary
Qualicum Beach, BC Canada
Kwalikum Secondary Qualicum Beach, BC Canada
APR 15, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
East Hill Christian School
Pensacola, FL United States
East Hill Christian School Pensacola, FL United States
APR 07, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
APR 02, 2016 - APR 02, 2016
UNBC Drama Club
Prince George, BC Canada
UNBC Drama Club Prince George, BC Canada
MAR 31, 2016 - MAR 31, 2016
UNBC Drama Club
Prince George, BC Canada
UNBC Drama Club Prince George, BC Canada
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
York Suburban High School
York, PA United States
York Suburban High School York, PA United States
NOV 25, 2015 - NOV 28, 2015
Stage Two Downham
Clitheroe, Lamcahire, United Kingdom
Stage Two Downham Clitheroe, Lamcahire, United Kingdom
NOV 13, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
Vicksburg Theatre Guild
Vicksburg, MS United States
Vicksburg Theatre Guild Vicksburg, MS United States
NOV 06, 2015 - NOV 14, 2015
Pegasus Production Company
Lincroft, NJ United States
Pegasus Production Company Lincroft, NJ United States
JUL 09, 2015 - JUL 25, 2015
Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, VT United States
Dorset Theatre Festival Dorset, VT United States
MAY 01, 2015 - MAY 09, 2015
Boone Community Theatre
Boone, IA United States
Boone Community Theatre Boone, IA United States
MAR 29, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
Kirk Players
Mundelein, IL United States
Kirk Players Mundelein, IL United States
MAR 29, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
Kirk Players
Mundelein, IL United States
Kirk Players Mundelein, IL United States
MAR 27, 2015 - MAR 28, 2015
Kirk Players
Mundelein, IL United States
Kirk Players Mundelein, IL United States
FEB 19, 2015 - FEB 21, 2015
Madison High School Little Theatre
Rexburg, ID United States
Madison High School Little Theatre Rexburg, ID United States
FEB 13, 2015 - MAR 07, 2015
Carrollwood Players
TAMPA, FL United States
Carrollwood Players TAMPA, FL United States
FEB 06, 2015 - FEB 07, 2015
Newton's Players
Nr Grantham, United Kingdom
Newton's Players Nr Grantham, United Kingdom
DEC 26, 2014 - JAN 11, 2015
Jericho Arts Centre
Vancouver, BC Canada
Jericho Arts Centre Vancouver, BC Canada
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
NEWCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY
NEWCASTLE, Australia
NEWCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY NEWCASTLE, Australia
NOV 14, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Austin Playhouse
Austin, TX United States
Austin Playhouse Austin, TX United States
OCT 31, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
Stage North Theater Society
Fort St. John, BC Canada
Stage North Theater Society Fort St. John, BC Canada
OCT 23, 2014 - OCT 25, 2014
Maricopa Community Theatre
Maricopa, AZ United States
Maricopa Community Theatre Maricopa, AZ United States
OCT 13, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc.
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. Winnipeg, MB Canada
OCT 05, 2014 - OCT 11, 2014
Rover Dramawerks
Plano, TX United States
Rover Dramawerks Plano, TX United States
OCT 02, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Richmond Hill Players, Inc
Geneseo, IL United States
Richmond Hill Players, Inc Geneseo, IL United States
SEP 11, 2014 - OCT 04, 2014
Rover Dramawerks
Plano, TX United States
Rover Dramawerks Plano, TX United States
JUL 30, 2014 - AUG 09, 2014
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
MAR 20, 2014 - APR 06, 2014
Temple Theatre
Sanford, NC United States
Temple Theatre Sanford, NC United States
FEB 22, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Theatre Suburbia
Houston, TX United States
Theatre Suburbia Houston, TX United States
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, OH United States
St. Xavier High School Cincinnati, OH United States
NOV 01, 2013 - NOV 02, 2013
Willow Canyon High School
Surprise, AZ United States
Willow Canyon High School Surprise, AZ United States
OCT 25, 2013 - NOV 02, 2013
Waterloo Community Playhouse
Waterloo, IA United States
Waterloo Community Playhouse Waterloo, IA United States
OCT 03, 2013 - OCT 04, 2013
Coolidge Unified School District
Coolidge, AZ United States
Coolidge Unified School District Coolidge, AZ United States
APR 19, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
University Of Connecticut
Storrs, CT United States
University Of Connecticut Storrs, CT United States
APR 18, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
St. Andrews University
Laurinburg, NC United States
St. Andrews University Laurinburg, NC United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 09, 2013
Cambrian Players
Thunder Bay, ON Canada
Cambrian Players Thunder Bay, ON Canada
FEB 22, 2013 - MAR 09, 2013
Greenville Little Theatre
Greenville, SC United States
Greenville Little Theatre Greenville, SC United States
DEC 15, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
Tecumseh Jr.-Sr. High Drama Club
Lynnville, IN United States
Tecumseh Jr.-Sr. High Drama Club Lynnville, IN United States
NOV 02, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Kiona-Benton City High School Performing Arts Center
Benton City, WA United States
Kiona-Benton City High School Performing Arts Center Benton City, WA United States
OCT 26, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Warner Robins Little Theatre
Warner Robins, GA United States
Warner Robins Little Theatre Warner Robins, GA United States
OCT 03, 2012 - OCT 06, 2012
RDP
Southend, Eastern Cape United Kingdom
RDP Southend, Eastern Cape United Kingdom
JUL 14, 2012 - JUL 29, 2012
Arkadian Bilpin Performers
Bilpin, NSW Australia
Arkadian Bilpin Performers Bilpin, NSW Australia
JUN 15, 2012 - JUN 23, 2012
Bank Street Players
Decatur, AL United States
Bank Street Players Decatur, AL United States
MAY 11, 2012 - MAY 12, 2012
Northport Public School
Northport, MI United States
Northport Public School Northport, MI United States
MAY 11, 2012 - MAY 19, 2012
South Kitsap High School
Port Orchard, WA United States
South Kitsap High School Port Orchard, WA United States
FEB 10, 2012 - FEB 18, 2012
Gaslight Theatre
Enid, OK United States
Gaslight Theatre Enid, OK United States
JAN 26, 2012 - FEB 11, 2012
Abbeville Opera House
Abbeville, SC United States
Abbeville Opera House Abbeville, SC United States
JAN 13, 2012 - JAN 14, 2012
East Grand Rapids High School
Grand Rapids, MI United States
East Grand Rapids High School Grand Rapids, MI United States
NOV 20, 2011 - NOV 21, 2011
Fuqua School
Farmville, VA United States
Fuqua School Farmville, VA United States
NOV 19, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
Navasota Theatre Alliance
Columbus, TX United States
Navasota Theatre Alliance Columbus, TX United States
OCT 28, 2011 - NOV 06, 2011
Edison Community College
Piqua, OH United States
Edison Community College Piqua, OH United States
SEP 29, 2011 - OCT 16, 2011
Navasota Theatre Alliance
Navasota, TX United States
Navasota Theatre Alliance Navasota, TX United States
AUG 16, 2011 - SEP 04, 2011
Acadia Repertory Theatre
Mount Desert, ME United States
Acadia Repertory Theatre Mount Desert, ME United States
MAY 11, 2011 - MAY 14, 2011
Performing Arts Association Of Notre Dame Australia
Fremantle, WA Australia
Performing Arts Association Of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle, WA Australia
APR 28, 2011 - MAY 07, 2011
Bethel University
St Paul, MN United States
Bethel University St Paul, MN United States
APR 22, 2011 - MAY 15, 2011
LeGacy Productions
Nevada City, CA United States
LeGacy Productions Nevada City, CA United States
MAR 11, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
Chautauqua Playhouse
Carmichael, CA United States
Chautauqua Playhouse Carmichael, CA United States
DEC 02, 2010 - DEC 04, 2010
Tehachapi High School
Tehachapi, CA United States
Tehachapi High School Tehachapi, CA United States
OCT 21, 2010 - OCT 30, 2010
Fairfield High School Drama
Fairfield, OH United States
Fairfield High School Drama Fairfield, OH United States
OCT 01, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA United States
Barter Theatre Abingdon, VA United States
JUN 04, 2010 - JUL 03, 2010
The Park Square Theatre
St. Paul, MN United States
The Park Square Theatre St. Paul, MN United States
JUN 18, 2008 - JUL 13, 2008
People's Light & Theatre Company
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light & Theatre Company Malvern, PA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
AUG 09, 2018 - AUG 26, 2018
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
MAY 02, 2018 - MAY 19, 2018
Ottawa Little Theatre
Ottawa, ON Canada
Ottawa Little Theatre Ottawa, ON Canada
NOV 17, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Theatre 40
Beverly Hills, CA United States
Theatre 40 Beverly Hills, CA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
AUG 09, 2018 - AUG 26, 2018
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
OCT 07, 2016 - OCT 23, 2016
Centenary Stage
Hackettstown, NJ United States
Centenary Stage Hackettstown, NJ United States
JUN 14, 2016 - JUN 18, 2016
Vertigo Theatre Society
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Theatre Society Calgary, AB Canada
MAY 14, 2016 - JUN 12, 2016
Vertigo Theatre Society
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Theatre Society Calgary, AB Canada
JUL 09, 2015 - JUL 25, 2015
Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, VT United States
Dorset Theatre Festival Dorset, VT United States
NOV 14, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Austin Playhouse
Austin, TX United States
Austin Playhouse Austin, TX United States
OCT 13, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc.
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. Winnipeg, MB Canada
OCT 05, 2014 - OCT 11, 2014
Rover Dramawerks
Plano, TX United States
Rover Dramawerks Plano, TX United States
SEP 11, 2014 - OCT 04, 2014
Rover Dramawerks
Plano, TX United States
Rover Dramawerks Plano, TX United States
JUL 30, 2014 - AUG 09, 2014
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
MAR 20, 2014 - APR 06, 2014
Temple Theatre
Sanford, NC United States
Temple Theatre Sanford, NC United States
AUG 16, 2011 - SEP 04, 2011
Acadia Repertory Theatre
Mount Desert, ME United States
Acadia Repertory Theatre Mount Desert, ME United States
OCT 01, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA United States
Barter Theatre Abingdon, VA United States
JUN 04, 2010 - JUL 03, 2010
The Park Square Theatre
St. Paul, MN United States
The Park Square Theatre St. Paul, MN United States
JUN 18, 2008 - JUL 13, 2008
People's Light & Theatre Company
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light & Theatre Company Malvern, PA United States