THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SHERLOCK by Steve Tolmie

£3.50

It’s 1895 and Sherlock Holmes is struggling to maintain his reputation as London’s finest detective.  As Watson reminds him, his recent cases have been worse than ‘mildly inconclusive’, with people turning to the bright new investigative star, Miss Evadne Bradley.  However, it is to Holmes that Oscar Wilde turns for help in finding out who has been stealing his best lines and using them in their novels and plays.  Could this be Holmes’s last chance to regain top billing or will he have to stoop to illegal and murderous methods to keep his Number 1 spot?  And while he’s at it, will he also solve the greatest mystery of all:  why did the chicken cross the road?

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CHARACTERS

Sherlock Holmes    (a detective whose business is in decline)

Doctor Watson       (loyal friend of Holmes)

Mrs Hudson             (landlady and housekeeper to the above)

Billy                            (errand boy to the above)

Oscar Wilde             (playwright whose business is thriving)

Cecily Dilbeck          (secretary to Mr Wilde)

Evadne Bradley       (a detective whose star is rising)

 

RUNNING TIME

Approx 30 minutes

 

PREVIEW

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Cast Breakdown

F3, M4

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