The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes adapted by Jon Jory

(25)
Productions (65)
Mystery
|
90 - 100 minutes
4 W, 6 M,  (8-26 actors possible: 3-14 W, 5-20 M)
Set: Two flexible playing areas, suggesting various locations with minimal furniture.

The game's afoot and the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born, as they face a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Discover the truth about the surprising secret within an abandoned Christmas goose; the meaning of a coded message from an organization obsessed with the past; the danger that sends a family playing cards to madness; and the web of conspiracy surrounding a governess in an isolated country house. Based on four classic short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling reminder of why Sherlock Holmes remains eternal. Read More

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $85
Standard Edition $13.99
eScript Digital Edition $17.5
Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Archival Video License $150

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Play Details

The game's afoot and the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born, as they face a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Discover the truth about the surprising secret within an abandoned Christmas goose; the meaning of a coded message from an organization obsessed with the past; the danger that sends a family playing cards to madness; and the web of conspiracy surrounding a governess in an isolated country house. Based on four classic short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling reminder of why Sherlock Holmes remains eternal.

To perform one of the stories as an individual one-act, click on its title below:
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  • The Five Orange Pips
  • The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
  • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

    To produce an individual story as a one-act, see Appendix for approved cuttings.

    • Mystery
    • |
    • 90 - 100 minutes
    • 4 W, 6 M,  (8-26 actors possible: 3-14 W, 5-20 M)
    • Set: Two flexible playing areas, suggesting various locations with minimal furniture.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-984-5
  • Production History

    FEB 29, 2024 - MAR 02, 2024
    Los Altos High School
    Los Altos, CA United States
    Los Altos High School Los Altos, CA United States
    JAN 19, 2024 - JAN 27, 2024
    Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre
    Garrettsville, OH United States
    Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Garrettsville, OH United States
    NOV 17, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
    N/A
    Goshen, IN United States
    N/A Goshen, IN United States
    NOV 17, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
    Connersville High School
    CONNERSVILLE, IN United States
    Connersville High School CONNERSVILLE, IN United States
    NOV 10, 2023 - NOV 13, 2023
    Grant County Community Theater
    Sheridan, AR United States
    Grant County Community Theater Sheridan, AR United States
    NOV 10, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
    Sterling Playmakers
    Sterling, VA United States
    Sterling Playmakers Sterling, VA United States
    NOV 02, 2023 - NOV 02, 2023
    Thomas More College
    Salisbury Downs, SA Australia
    Thomas More College Salisbury Downs, SA Australia
    OCT 26, 2023 - OCT 28, 2023
    Boyle County High School
    Danville, KY United States
    Boyle County High School Danville, KY United States
    OCT 26, 2023 - OCT 29, 2023
    Actors Nausea e.V.
    Aachen, Germany
    Actors Nausea e.V. Aachen, Germany
    SEP 01, 2023 - SEP 10, 2023
    Rosebud Theatre Group
    Rosebud, VIC Australia
    Rosebud Theatre Group Rosebud, VIC Australia
    APR 29, 2023 - APR 29, 2023
    Glendale Preparatory Academey
    Peoria, AZ United States
    Glendale Preparatory Academey Peoria, AZ United States
    APR 13, 2023 - APR 15, 2023
    Yongsan International School of Seoul
    Seoul, Korea
    Yongsan International School of Seoul Seoul, Korea
    NOV 10, 2022 - NOV 12, 2022
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University
    Mount Vernon, OH United States
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH United States
    NOV 03, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
    Whitley County High School
    Williamsburg, KY United States
    Whitley County High School Williamsburg, KY United States
    OCT 14, 2022 - OCT 16, 2022
    Perry High School
    Perry, OH United States
    Perry High School Perry, OH United States
    JUL 25, 2022 - AUG 20, 2022
    Independent
    Olive HIll, KY United States
    Independent Olive HIll, KY United States
    MAY 21, 2022 - MAY 21, 2022
    Rolling Meadows High School
    Rolling Meadows, IL United States
    Rolling Meadows High School Rolling Meadows, IL United States
    APR 29, 2022 - MAY 01, 2022
    Franklin Regional Thespians
    Murrysville, PA United States
    Franklin Regional Thespians Murrysville, PA United States
    APR 22, 2022 - APR 24, 2022
    Cisco College
    Cisco, TX United States
    Cisco College Cisco, TX United States
    MAR 24, 2022 - MAR 24, 2022
    THE SUMMIT SCHOOL
    Edgewater, MD United States
    THE SUMMIT SCHOOL Edgewater, MD United States
    FEB 24, 2022 - FEB 25, 2022
    The Pike School
    Andover, MA United States
    The Pike School Andover, MA United States
    JAN 14, 2022 - JAN 22, 2022
    North Texas Performing Arts
    Plano, TX United States
    North Texas Performing Arts Plano, TX United States
    DEC 14, 2021 - DEC 15, 2021
    The International School Of Belgrade
    Belgrade, Serbia
    The International School Of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia
    DEC 10, 2021 - DEC 10, 2021
    Shadow Ridge High School Theatre
    Surprise, AZ United States
    Shadow Ridge High School Theatre Surprise, AZ United States
    DEC 03, 2021 - DEC 05, 2021
    BHS Drama Club
    Batavia, NY United States
    BHS Drama Club Batavia, NY United States
    NOV 18, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Walters State Community College
    Morristown, TN United States
    Walters State Community College Morristown, TN United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
    Creek Side Performing Arts
    Buffalo, WY United States
    Creek Side Performing Arts Buffalo, WY United States
    OCT 21, 2021 - OCT 23, 2021
    Holy Spirit Prep
    Atlanta, GA United States
    Holy Spirit Prep Atlanta, GA United States
    OCT 12, 2021 - OCT 14, 2021
    Pine Ridge High School
    Deltona, FL United States
    Pine Ridge High School Deltona, FL United States
    MAY 19, 2021 - MAY 19, 2021
    Amarillo ISD
    Amarillo, TX United States
    Amarillo ISD Amarillo, TX United States
    APR 30, 2021 - MAY 01, 2021
    Baylor School
    Chattanooga, TN United States
    Baylor School Chattanooga, TN United States
    FEB 19, 2021 - FEB 27, 2021
    Woodburn Arts & Communications Academy
    Woodburn, OR United States
    Woodburn Arts & Communications Academy Woodburn, OR United States
    JAN 28, 2021 - JAN 31, 2021
    Monett High School
    Monett, MO United States
    Monett High School Monett, MO United States
    MAY 06, 2020 - MAY 08, 2020
    Noble Academy
    Greensboro, NC United States
    Noble Academy Greensboro, NC United States
    APR 30, 2020 - MAY 01, 2020
    Amarillo ISD
    Amarillo, TX United States
    Amarillo ISD Amarillo, TX United States
    APR 25, 2020 - APR 25, 2020
    Living Arts Centre
    Mississauga, ON Canada
    Living Arts Centre Mississauga, ON Canada
    APR 17, 2020 - APR 18, 2020
    Glendale Preparatory Academey
    Peoria, AZ United States
    Glendale Preparatory Academey Peoria, AZ United States
    MAR 27, 2020 - MAR 29, 2020
    TFC Theatrical Society
    Toccoa Falls, GA United States
    TFC Theatrical Society Toccoa Falls, GA United States
    MAR 12, 2020 - MAR 14, 2020
    Torchlight Theatre
    Rocky View County, AB Canada
    Torchlight Theatre Rocky View County, AB Canada
    FEB 28, 2020 - MAR 01, 2020
    Andrews University Theatre Wing
    Berrien Springs, MI United States
    Andrews University Theatre Wing Berrien Springs, MI United States
    FEB 15, 2020 - FEB 15, 2020
    Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
    Winter Harbor, ME United States
    Meetinghouse Theatre Lab Winter Harbor, ME United States
    FEB 13, 2020 - FEB 15, 2020
    Foothills Performing Arts
    Lenoir, NC United States
    Foothills Performing Arts Lenoir, NC United States
    DEC 20, 2019 - DEC 20, 2019
    Waldron Island School
    Waldron, WA United States
    Waldron Island School Waldron, WA United States
    DEC 04, 2019 - DEC 05, 2019
    Renaissance High School For Musical Theater and the Arts
    Bronx, NY United States
    Renaissance High School For Musical Theater and the Arts Bronx, NY United States
    NOV 21, 2019 - NOV 24, 2019
    Revere Local High School
    Richfield, OH United States
    Revere Local High School Richfield, OH United States
    OCT 24, 2019 - OCT 27, 2019
    PACE Youth Theatre
    Columbia, MO United States
    PACE Youth Theatre Columbia, MO United States
    JUN 01, 2019 - JUN 06, 2019
    St. Mary's Academy
    Saint Marys, KS United States
    St. Mary's Academy Saint Marys, KS United States
    MAY 16, 2019 - MAY 17, 2019
    St Paul Catholic School
    Jacksonville, FL United States
    St Paul Catholic School Jacksonville, FL United States
    APR 10, 2019 - APR 10, 2019
    American United School Of Kuwait
    Kuwiat, Kuwait
    American United School Of Kuwait Kuwiat, Kuwait
    APR 05, 2019 - APR 05, 2019
    BASIS ORO VALLEY
    ORO VALLEY, AZ United States
    BASIS ORO VALLEY ORO VALLEY, AZ United States
    MAR 29, 2019 - MAR 30, 2019
    Marshalltown High School
    Marshalltown, IA United States
    Marshalltown High School Marshalltown, IA United States
    MAR 28, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Camellia Waldorf School
    SACRAMENTO, CA United States
    Camellia Waldorf School SACRAMENTO, CA United States
    FEB 22, 2019 - MAR 01, 2019
    NOVA Middle School
    Olympia, WA United States
    NOVA Middle School Olympia, WA United States
    JAN 26, 2019 - JAN 26, 2019
    Wildwood Programs, Inc.
    Troy, NY United States
    Wildwood Programs, Inc. Troy, NY United States
    JAN 17, 2019 - JAN 20, 2019
    Shorecrest High School
    Shoreline, WA United States
    Shorecrest High School Shoreline, WA United States
    NOV 15, 2018 - NOV 17, 2018
    Clover Hill High School Drama Dept.
    Midlothian, VA United States
    Clover Hill High School Drama Dept. Midlothian, VA United States
    NOV 09, 2018 - NOV 10, 2018
    Rogers High School
    Rogers, AR United States
    Rogers High School Rogers, AR United States
    MAY 17, 2018 - MAY 19, 2018
    Quinte Christian High School
    Belleville, ON Canada
    Quinte Christian High School Belleville, ON Canada
    MAY 15, 2018 - MAY 19, 2018
    Lutheran High School Westland
    Westland, MI United States
    Lutheran High School Westland Westland, MI United States
    MAY 06, 2018 - MAY 06, 2018
    Nansha College Preparatory Academy
    Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
    Nansha College Preparatory Academy Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
    MAY 03, 2018 - MAY 05, 2018
    Nansha College Preparatory Academy
    Nansha, China
    Nansha College Preparatory Academy Nansha, China
    APR 29, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
    The Rashi School
    Dedham, MA United States
    The Rashi School Dedham, MA United States
    MAR 09, 2018 - MAR 10, 2018
    Hillcrest Academy
    Fergus Falls, MN United States
    Hillcrest Academy Fergus Falls, MN United States
    FEB 16, 2018 - JUN 20, 2018
    Thomas Prince School
    Princeton, MA United States
    Thomas Prince School Princeton, MA United States
    FEB 01, 2018 - MAR 09, 2018
    Thomas Prince School
    Princeton, MA United States
    Thomas Prince School Princeton, MA United States
    FEB 29, 2024 - MAR 02, 2024
    Los Altos High School
    Los Altos, CA United States
    Los Altos High School Los Altos, CA United States
    JAN 19, 2024 - JAN 27, 2024
    Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre
    Garrettsville, OH United States
    Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Garrettsville, OH United States
    No professional productions.

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