A Sherlock Carol
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A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol NYC Reviews and Tickets

(372 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

About the Show

Characters from two beloved literary classics join forces in this family-friendly holiday special.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (372)

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51 Reviews | 3 Followers
Brilliant, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love, creative theater, that is cast well with extremely talented actors.

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason not to see the show.

71 Reviews | 40 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if If you want to have fun with or without the family. It’s a great twist on a classic.

Don't see it if If you don’t like 2 hour shows.

145 Reviews | 28 Followers
Fun!!!, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like Scrooge. You like Sherlock. Clever play for the season!

Don't see it if You don’t like Christmas and fun ways to combine two classics

117 Reviews | 54 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Cliched, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a wonderful rendition of Sherlock Holmes mixed with a Christmas Carol. Well-acted and entertaining.

Don't see it if you're looking for serious subject matter.

251 Reviews | 43 Followers
A fun outing for the entire family, A very entertaining cast, A perfect british theatrical combo!

See it if You enjoy revisiting ‘A Christmas Carol’ and are also a fan of Sherlock Holmes. They are a surprisingly good fit.

Don't see it if A mish-mash of Scrooge with Sherlock Holmes is not to your liking. Read more

115 Reviews | 53 Followers
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like A Christmas Carol & Sherlock Holmes. Very clever show, talented cast, very entertaining. Saw this & A Christmas Carol same day.

Don't see it if You aren't up for a fun, smart, quirky, clever show.

172 Reviews | 23 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if loved the theme, loved the acting

Don't see it if you dont want to be entertained

358 Reviews | 80 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're familiar w/ Christmas Carol & Holmes--or brush up a bit beforehand. This "smash up" of the 2 is clever, funny & well acted.

Don't see it if You don't like parodies or detest either Christmas Carol or Holmes.

Critic Reviews (4)

November 22nd, 2022

"The show is joyful, playful, and clever, and it's clear just how much fun Shanahan and the cast are having — and that joy transfers to the audience. 'A Sherlock Carol' invites you to 'the holiday spirit' — and you do."
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Time Out New York
November 22nd, 2021
For a previous production

"3/5 Stars...Shanahan's wreathing of these icons is fun...Clad in Linda Cho's handsome period costumes, against scenic designer Anna Louizos' simple Victorian London backdrop, the six actors give spirited performances and even sing a few carols...Yet 'A Sherlock Carol' never really transcends its inspirations. Too often, it feels oddly perfunctory and distant."
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New York Stage Review
November 22nd, 2021
For a previous production

"4 stars! The elegant Anna Louizos set, with its false proscenium and myriad set-pieces carried on and carted away by the cast, is perfect. Linda Cho’s seemingly endless array of quickly changed costumes is perfect. Charles G. Lapointe’s hair and wig designs are perfect. John Gromada’s sound and original music are perfect. As for the cast members: perfect...Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a lifelong subscription to A Sherlock Carol."
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November 30th, 2021
For a previous production

Part of the fun of A Sherlock Carol is that it is an entirely new Christmas stage offering taken from well-known stories, as well as seeing four of the actors continually returning in unexpected roles. With its array of beautifully sung Christmas carols, A Sherlock Carol is a new and worthy addition to the holiday season, a must for lovers of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge.
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