The worlds of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle combine in A Sherlock Carol at new London venue the Marylebone Theatre.
Playing close to Sherlock Holmes’ fictional home of 221B Baker Street, the show is written and directed by Mark Shanahan and gets its UK premiere at Marylebone Theatre from 18 November 2022 to 17 January 2023.
The cast includes Ben Caplan (BBC’s Call The Midwife, Sunny Afternoon) as Sherlock Holmes; Kammy Darweish (Life of Pi) as Ebenezer Scrooge; Rosie Armstong (Potted Panto) as The Countess and other roles; Richard James (Gangsta Granny) as Dr Watson and others; Gemma Laurie (ITV’s The Long Shadow)as Emma Wiggins and others; and Damian Lynch (The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) as Dr Cratchit and others.
Alongside Writer & Director Mark Shanahan, the creative team consists of Scenic Designer Anna Louizos, Costume Designer Linda Cho, Lighting Designer Rui Rita, Composer & Sound Designer John Gromada, and Casting Director Abby Galvin.
The Associate Director is Franny Rafferty, with Associate Scenic Designer William Fricker, Associate Lighting Designer Holly Ellis, Associate Costume Designer Ricky Lurie, and Costume Supervisor Jo Lewis.
In the show, it is three Christmases since the famous confrontation with his nemesis Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, and Sherlock Holmes has little appetite for mince pies or for solving crime. Wandering through Victorian London, he meets a grown-up and not-so-Tiny Tim who implores him to investigate the mysterious death of his reformed benefactor, one Ebenezer Scrooge…
A Sherlock Carol has already proved a success in the US, getting a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and nominated Best New Play at the 2022 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
New London theatre the Marylebone Theatre opened earlier this month with Dmitry starring Tom Byrne. Originally known as Steiner Hall, the Marylebone Theatre has been recently refurbished as a cross-cultural, mixed use performance space close to Baker Street, producing its own work and receive incoming companies.