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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

Adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly. From The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Product Code: S2N000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5 to 7m., 3 to 9w., up to 12 either gender.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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In this family-friendly holiday mystery, Sherlock Holmes is asked to discover the identity of a man who lost his hat and goose in a late-night scuffle. At first, Holmes treats the request as only a mild curiosity, but then the countess of Morcar’s rare and valuable blue carbuncle is found stuffed down the goose’s throat. The pursuit of the thief leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from 221B Baker Street to Covent Garden Market and all over the streets of wintry London.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code S2N000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591394
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This was a delightful show for young and beginning actors; it challenged how they imagined set and sound design. The plot was engaging and non-threatening for a high school cast and viewers."
Review by Emily Loftus, Skyview High School, Billings, Mont.
"Our cast, crew and community loved this production. Most of the lines fall to Sherlock and Watson, naturally, but there were other small roles that really stood out, too. Run time was 1 hour 20 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. We added some public domain carols as musical interludes as the script suggests. It was a great way to start the holiday season."
Review by Renelle Enevoldsen, Montevideo High School, Montevideo, Minn.

Media Reviews

“A festive holiday entertainment, perfect for family groups, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, comical sound effects, and jovial musical numbers.”  —Chicago Reader

“A sturdy holiday tradition.”  —Chicago Sun-Times

“Wrapped up in holiday intrigue of the enjoyable kind.”  —Chicago Sun-Times

“[This] fun-filled Christmas show is a delight for audience members of all ages.”  —Splash Magazine

“A fun holiday take on a classic Victorian detective story.”  —Splash Magazine 

“This family-friendly mystery is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.”  —Splash Magazine

“Peppered with Christmas intrigue, holiday music and feel good moments that can be enjoyed by all ages.”  —ChicagoNOW

“A real gem.”  —ChicagoNOW

“A delightful way to pass a holiday-season hour.”  —Newcity Stage

“A charming holiday whodunit.”  —Theatre In Chicago


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