Meet Sherlock Holmes – sample script


The Cast: 16
The Set: Simple one set, very flexible
Approximate Length: 2 act, 120 min.

A Classic Detective Series:

Step into the foggy streets of 19th century London and witness the amazing deductive powers of the most famous detective in all of literature.

Based on the classic detective series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this play focuses on the famous and unusual friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as the pair uncovers several sinister crimes.


(In Order of Appearance)

Sherlock Holmes – Private Consulting Detective

Dr. John H. Watson – Holmes’s Friend and Chronicler

Mrs. Hudson – Baker Street Landlady

Stamford – Medical Acquaintance of Dr. Watson

Messenger – Retired Naval Sergeant

Inspector Lestrade – of Scotland Yard

Constable Gregson – Works with Lestrade

E. J. Drebber – Murder Victim

Jabez Wilson – Portly, Red-headed Pawnbroker

Vincent Spaulding – Employee of Wilson’s

Duncan Ross – League Administrator

Mr. Merryweather – Bank Director

John Hector McFarlane – A Young Lawyer

Jonas Oldacre – Architect and Builder of Norwood

Miss Lexington – Oldacre’s Housekeeper

Mrs. McFarlane – John’s Mother


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