Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
Book OnlineIf you enjoy the long and well-established tradition of British crime mysteries,
then you will be more than delighted by this staged presentation of Sherlock
Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily. The play, written by Katie Forgette,
set in the 1890s and first presented in 2009, not only presents Conan Doyle's
most famous characters: Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Moriarty but also
introduces contemporary characters: the notorious Lillie Langtry, the humorous
playwright and poet Oscar Wilde and the mysterious Abdul Karim, one of Queen
Victoria's Indian secretaries.
David Murray, co-director of Private Lives (NTC 2013), is making his solo
directorial debut with Amy Hill, CONDA winner and co-director of Twelfth
Night (YPT 2012) and co-director of Grimm (NTC 2013), as Assistant Director.
The actors realising these 'larger than life' characters combine a wealth of
experience with equal measures of talent. Steven McLean plays Sherlock Holmes,
the world's most famous detective and master of deduction.
Graham Wilson plays Dr Watson, physician and Holmes’ loyal assistant.
Sandy Aldred plays the renowned and beguiling Lillie Langtry.
Malcolm Young plays the incomparable wit and playwright, Oscar Wilde.
Paul Predny plays criminal mastermind extraordinaire, Professor Moriarty.
Jenn Masson plays the roles of Irma Tory, Lillie's housekeeper and Mrs McGlynn,
Holmes's replacement housekeeper. Drew Pitmann plays the roles of John Smythe,
Moriarty’s henchman and Abdul Karim, confidante of Queen Victoria.