Young Sherlock Holmes
by Craig Hewlett published 2007
Suitable for All Groups
..And The Case Of Dick Whittington's Cat. A fresh take on the classic tale of Dick Whittington with the addition of a young version of Conan Doyle's great detective Sherlock Holmes, and large helpings of hilarious comedy.
Dick arrives in London with his cat Thomas, finds work at the home of Baron Landscape, and falls in love with the Baron's daughter Marigold. The evil King Rat, Bubonic III, plots his downfall. But he joins the crew of Captain Roger Albatross and sets sails for the Americas. After a series of adventures on a cannibal island, ruled by Queen Lompebom, he is rescued - in the nick of time - by his cat Thomas, Dame Maisie Luvaduck, and of course, Young Sherlock.
Players: 3 male, 6 female, 5 male/female parts
Dick Whittington, Thomas the Cat, Marigold, Baron Landscape, Maisie Luvaduck, King Bubonic III, Brat & Drat, Young Sherlock Holmes, Velma Whitsun, Captain Roger Albatross, Queen Lompebom, Spoon, Mrs Whittington
Sets: 4 main sets
Period: Mainly mediaeval
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc. FX provided. Song Book available (score and lib) of all seventeen musical numbers with music by Rob Andrews and words by Craig Hewlett. The price of Â£8.50 includes a licence to photocopy.
Download Sample Script: Young Sherlock Holmes
As the fortunate one who was cast as King Bubonic III, I would like to pass on my congratulations to Craig for a superbly written script. It was fast, funny and an absolute joy to perform in. The comments from the audience were extremely positive, both of the Pantomime and the cast. Well done & thank you.
James Reid, Tea Tree Players - Adelaide, South Australia