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Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Brian Guehring
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 75
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1619591456
ISBN-13: 9781619591455

About the Play:

Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular is a full-length drama adapted for the stage by Brian Guehring, based on the classic characters and mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is the world's most brilliant detective. Nothing escapes his highly observant eye or his astonishing brain. But a group of street-smart youths and their clever leader, Wiggins, challenges Mr. Holmes to see past their delinquent reputations and value their unique skills. Rediscover the beloved sleuth and solve the mystery of how Sherlock's famed network of London spy-kids, the Baker Street Irregulars, came to be!

Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular is rollicking romp through long-ago London with the world's greatest detective and the world's most loyal best friend. On a dare from her fellow street urchins, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pickpocket a strange old man. Not only is Wiggins unsuccessful, but the old man, who is actually Sherlock Holmes in disguise, manages to take the gold ring that was in Wiggins' pocket and leave behind a note directing her where to go to get it back. When Wiggins goes to 221B Baker Street to retrieve the ring, she is shocked to find out how much Holmes knows about her based on a quick observation. After Wiggins sees Holmes use the ring to solve a case, Wiggins proposes to work as his assistant. Intrigued by her potential, Holmes agrees to begin training Wiggins on a trial basis, so long as she helps Mrs. Hudson with the chores. Holmes and the ever-devoted Watson dig desperately through their long closed case file to find which of three criminal masterminds from the past is plotting against the famous sleuth. Can they discover the villain in time to save Sherlock from harm's way – while keeping his longest held secret? Wiggins and Holmes must learn to trust each other as Wiggins and her group of street urchins help him solve two dangerous mysteries: The Red Headed League and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.

Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular was originally performed in 2015 by the at Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. A suspenseful and exciting play that is fully appropriate for school and community theatre productions.

Cast: 5 to 12 women, 7 to 13 men, up to 13 either gender.

About the Playwright:

Brian Guehring is the award-winning American playwright in residence of the Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, where he has premiered many productions. He earned his M.F.A. in theatre for young audiences from the University of Texas at Austin.