All readings will be performed by a company of professional actors.
All performances take place in the beautiful Contrapuntal Performance Hall in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, which will be augmented with period touches.
Profits from each reading will be donated to a different Sherlockian non-profit.
Following each reading, you are invited to join our company and guests for a complimentary reception of tea, champagne and scones.
Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective
Sunday August 2, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.
Holmes, Sherlock and the Consulting Detective
by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Charlie Mount
A mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”
Get tickets here or call 323-332-2065.
Capacity is limited to just 60!
Enhanced Staged Reading at Contrapuntal Performance Hall
Staged in a private home in the Brentwood area.
The final address will be emailed to ticket buyers only.
Allow time for street parking.
It’s a Sherlock Holmes play times three! Follow three different versions of Doyle’s iconic Baker Street detective through a literary labyrinth of clues and misdirection in a script-in-hand performance featuring Sherlockian mainstays, new characters, and a host of theatrical surprises. Presented by Unbound Productions, this performance will appeal to young audiences, theatre lovers and Sherlock super-fans alike.
Members – check your email on July 13 for a $5 discount code
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
(in order of appearance)
Andrew Thacher: SHERLOCK
Chairman Barnes: THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE
Joe Camareno: DR. JOHN WATSON
John T. Cogan: COUNT VON KRAMM/KING WILHELM
Richard Large: JABEZ WILSON
Jennifer Chun: CLARA HUGGINS
Mark Ostrander: DARREN, THE DOCTOR
Laura Napoli: IRENE ADLER
Michael Prichard: ALISTAIR MERRYWEATHER
Jessica Perry: STAGE DIRECTIONS
Christine Cover-Ferro: COSTUME DESIGNER
Heidi Marie: STAGE MANAGER
ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES
Sherlock Holmes in Brentwood is a live play reading series that is produced by Bonnie MacBird at the Contrapuntal Performance Hall in Brentwood. Previous readings have included an introduction by noted Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger, author of the authoritative New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, and feature music especially written for the series by award-winning composer Ryan Johnson(Watson, Stoneface, HitRECord Fall Formal). The first season included readings of Conan Doyle’s rarely seen original adaptation of his own story The Speckled Band. Future productions will include Jeremy Paul’s acclaimed The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and a musical Sherlock Holmes evening. Other readings are in the planning stages – we aim to surprise and delight you with a variety of Sherlockian experiences.
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
By Jeremy Paul
Commissioned by actor Jeremy Brett, who had already won huge acclaim playing Sherlock Holmes in the popular Granada television series, this 1988 play starred Brett and his television Watson, Edward Hardwicke, in a run of several hundred performances at the Wyndham Theatre in London’s West End. A psychological mystery that explores (as the title implies) the innermost secrets of Sherlock Holmes himself, this intriguing play delves into Holmes’ and Watson’s first meeting (with plenty of witty badinage) and subsequent partnership, Watson’s marriage, Holmes’ disappearance at Reichenbach, and the real (and somewhat shocking!) relationship between Holmes and Moriarty. The play debuted on September 22, 1988 and drew Brett and Hardwicke fans from around the world to enjoy their favorites holding forth on the live stage. Said playwright Paul in his notes, “Many of the words you will hear are Conan Doyle’s own, taken on and fashioned into an original mystery which I hope will intrigue Conan Doyle himself if he’s looking in.”
A Sherlockian Musical Delight
To be directed by Calvin Remsburg
Musical director: Wayne Moore
Curated by John Farrell, BSI
Featuring Sherlock Holmes-related classical pieces and popular songs from the 1890s to the present day, brought to you by some of Los Angeles’ best musical performers. The tunes will be curated by Sherlockian musical expert John Farrell, BSI. More details to come!