As quickly as the holidays come around, so does another iteration of Charles Dickens's 1843 tale, A Christmas Carol. This season, Mark Shanahan samples Dickens' Christmas classic and blends two of the most famous storybook characters, Scrooge and Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, to create A Sherlock Carol, a merry yet uneventful production open now off Broadway at New World Stages.In Shanahan's story, also under his own direction, the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge morphs into a coy murder mystery. Set...
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A Sherlock Carol is bringing the Christmas spirit — and some famous Christmas spirits of literature — to New World Stages this holiday season. Mark Shanahan's new play takes Arthur Conan Doyle's and Charles Dickens' classic characters and mashes them up in one mysterious tale. A Sherlock Carol tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
A Sherlock Carol is a play that takes place following the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, a changed and benevolent man since the events of A Christmas Carol. But Tiny Tim, now an adult and not so tiny, believes Scrooge died under mysterious circumstances. So he enlists the best of the best detectives to investigate: Sherlock Holmes, who's seeking a new purpose now that his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, is dead. Already a haunted man after all he's seen, Holmes gets literally haunted as he's investigating Scrooge's death. Like Scrooge before him, the ghosts of past, present, and future pay Holmes a visit.
Shanahan's play has previously been performed as a reading at Mile Square Theatre in New Jersey in 2019; as part of Florida Repertory Theatre's virtual Festival of New Works in 2020; and as a virtual reading through Connecticut's Westport County Playhouse in early 2021. The 2021 production of A Sherlock Carol Off-Broadway in New York marks the show's Off-Broadway debut, just in time for the holidays. A Sherlock Carol is suitable for all ages.
Tickets to A Sherlock Carol are available now. Get A Sherlock Carol tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.
November 21st, 2022
January 1st, 2023
New World Stages
A SHERLOCK CAROL is the heartwarming holiday play for all ages. Catch the spirit!
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The Christmas spirit(s) will be back next year! The new holiday play A Sherlock Carol, which is currently running at New World Stages through January 2, announced plans for another New York engagement in the 2022 holiday season."Thanks to the warm embrace from New York City this show is poised to be a spirited, perennial favorite, a new holiday tradition," producers Raymond Bokhour, Drew McVety, and Laura Z. Barket said in a joint statement. "Just like Christmas itself, we intend to return year...
A Sherlock Carol has announced casting for its Off-Broadway premiere. The play begins previews at New World Stages November 11 ahead of an opening night on November 22, and it will run for eight weeks until January 2.Drew McVety and Thom Sesma will star as Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge, respectively. The company also includes Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Isabel Keating, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, and Mark Price.In Mark Shanahan's play, a now-grown Tiny Tim enlists...
Bless us, everyone! A Sherlock Carol, a new play written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will open off Broadway at New World Stages this holiday season. The eight-week run will begin Nov. 11 ahead of a Nov. 22 opening night, and close Jan. 2, 2022.In the play, a now-grown Tiny Tim enlists the help of Sherlock Holmes to investigate Ebenezer Scrooge's mysterious death. While Holmes is working to solve the crime on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of the past, present, and future visit him as they did...