A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol

This show has closed for the season.

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.

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Running time: 
2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission
Mark Shanahan
Raymond Bokhour, McVety, and Fred Lassen for Fat Goose Productions; Laura Z. Barket for Theatre Nerd Productions; and executive-produced by Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott for ShowTown Productions
Mark Shanahan
Rui Rita
John Gromada
Anna Louizos
Linda Cho
Cast list:
Drew McVety, Thom Sesma, Isabel Keating, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, Mark Price
Other info:
Original music by John Gromada, Hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe
A Sherlock Carol Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 11, 2021
Opening date: 
November 22, 2021
January 2, 2022
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New World Stages

340 West 50th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street Station

Latest A Sherlock Carol News & Features

A Sherlock Carol
‘A Sherlock Carol’ to return to New York in 2022
December 21, 2021

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 after year and spread joy.”

Our A Sherlock Carol Review

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.