* MysteryVisits offers performance rights for its original script of SHERLOCK HOLMES'S OTHER WOMAN, written by John C. Sherwood based on the famous characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Copyright (1990) and performance rights are retained by the playwright.
"Sherlock Holmes's Other Woman" is a play full of twists, turns and secrets. It's unusual in structure, as it consists of three acts, with each subsequent act serving as a "sequel" to the preceding acts. The "first act" may be presented as a complete one-act play; the "first act" and "second act" may be performed as a complete two-act play; and the "first act," "second act" and "third act" may be performed as a complete three-act play.
MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS:
* First act only -- One male and one female -- "Dr. John Watson" and "Gabriella" -- while the program will list a ficticious second male actor portraying "Sherlock Holmes."
* First and second acts only -- Two male actors and one female -- "Sherlock Holmes," "Dr. John Watson" and "Gabriella." The program may list all three actors appropriate by name.
* All three acts -- An additional male performer will be required, for a total of four performers. However, the program will not acknowledge the fourth person's participation.
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours if all three acts are performed with intermissions.
SUGGESTED SETS: Act I -- Sherlock Holmes's rooms at 221B Baker Street. Act II -- A holding area and cell in Newgate Prison in London. Act III -- Interior of Holmes's cottage in Sussex.
PROPS: These are complex are varied, ranging from revolvers, derringers, muffs and typical Baker Street paraphernalia to bee-keeping smokers and a dynamite bomb. See complete script for full details.
SUGGESTED COSTUMES: Also complex, including false whiskers, moustaches and hairpieces, bee-keepers' outfits and helmets. See complete script for full details.
COST OF SCRIPT DELIVERY:
E-mail (one successful transmission): $10
Surface mail (one complete copy): $25
NOTE: Purchase of script does * NOT * include performance rights. Script purchase is for all three acts. Partial purchase is not available.
No performance of our scripts is permitted *inside* a 175-mile radius of West Grove, PA, USA. If your performance will occur * outside * that radius, you qualify for our exclusive performance rate.
RATES (in advance of performance):
One performance only: $20
Two to five performances only within a one-month period: $15 per performance.
Six to 10 performances only within a one-month period: $10 per performance.
10 to 20 performances only within a two-month period: $5 per performance. NOTE: Rates apply to performance of complete or partial script.
NOTE: Documentation of performance dates and place will be required by surface mail at least one week prior to performance. A copy of your program, poster, newspaper article or other printed matter will suffice. If this documentation is not received, the performance agreement will be considered null and void.
READ THE OPENING SCENES FROM EACH OF THE THREE ACTS OF "SHERLOCK HOLMES'S OTHER WOMAN" BY CLICKING HERE.