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Miss Holmes

Large Mixed Cast

Christopher M Walsh from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Price: $10.95

Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical “fan fiction” shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women

When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead

But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice

Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family

Dr Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors

In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service

REVIEWS

“A smart, fast-paced Sherlock Holmes with a twist! ... a noteworthy play that expertly takes Sherlock Holmes into gender-bending territory” ~ Chicago Critic

“All the wit, mystery, and dynamism … and a decidedly feminist take on that familiar tale ... features numerous twists and turns, with the ultimate revelation being one of pure joy … with grisly undertones ... Positively cackles with energy and delights in its commentary on Victorian England” ~ Chicago Theatre Review

“A cunning and highly enjoyable gender-bent take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's maddeningly brilliant detective” ~ Chicago Tribune

“For the many fans of the great detective, Miss Holmes is a true delight — expanding and commenting on the original, while adding its own twist” ~ Around the Town Chicago

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