A Sherlock Carol will play at the Marylebone Theatre over the festive season. Combining some of Victorian literature’s best characters, it’s set to be one of the most popular festive theatre shows in London. Let’s learn more about the plot and cast of this exciting show.
A Sherlock Carol blends Charles Dickens’ famous festive novel, A Christmas Carol, with the unique sleuthing of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It tells the story of the peculiar death of reformed miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and revives Holmes’ much-loved detective skills.
In fact, A Sherlock Carol brings back a host of popular figures, including Conan Doyle’s Dr Watson and Dickens’ Tiny Tim – who is now all grown up and known as Dr. Timothy Cratchit. Presented with a threatening letter and a missing diamond, will Holmes be able to confront his own ghosts to solve a seemingly impossible murder on a treacherous Christmas Eve? West End shows London don’t get more nostalgically brilliant than this.
A Sherlock Carol Broadway enjoyed a successful run before premiering in London on 18 November 2022. This winter it’s back in the city, with many of the original cast members reprising their roles. Hitting the stage will be:
Ben Caplan, who has enjoyed a fruitful acting career of over thirty years, has reprised his role as much-loved detective Sherlock Holmes. Well–known for his screen work which includes Band of Brothers and Call the Midwife, Caplan has also racked up many stage credits including an appearance in Mike Leigh’s Two Thousand Years. He also recently played the Prince of Arragon and Solanio in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at London’s Globe.
As an experienced performer, Kammy Darweish has appeared in multiple theatre productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Peter Hall Company, performing at prestigious venues such as the Bristol Old Vic and the Globe. Darweish is also well-known for his TV appearances as Mujahid Haider in Ackley Bridge and has appeared in Doctor Who, Casualty and Coronation Street.
Richard James has enjoyed a successful career to date, having trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He’s toured with the Birmingham Stage Company and has performed in many productions of his own plays. He’s a popular face on children’s TV, having featured in The Mysti Show (CBBC) and Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land (CITV). He’s also appeared in Pie in the Sky, MacGyver and Drop the Dead Donkey. His film credits include The Wind in the Willows and Great Expectations.
No stranger to the stage, Rosie has appeared in many theatre productions including Henry V, Fluid R&D and This Land. Her TV credits include The Change, Jack & Dean of All Trades and King Gary.
Damian Lynch is well known for his TV and voiceover work. He appeared as Benjamin in Eastenders, as well as episodes of Casualty and Coronation Street. He has provided voice overs for video games including World of Warcraft: Battle of Azeroth and Total War: Warhammer III.