A Sherlock Carol
Ends Jan 01 2h 0m
A Sherlock Carol
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A Sherlock Carol NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(291 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (291)

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1053 Reviews | 257 Followers
83
Intelligent, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Combining the two classics in a funny and clever way. Good direction and acting.

Don't see it if If you want a more serious works.

295 Reviews | 64 Followers
86
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.

295 Reviews | 47 Followers
73
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like different takes on classics

Don't see it if You don't enjoy British humor

261 Reviews | 21 Followers
61
Cute

See it if You love Sherlock Holmes tales or looking for a Christmas show you haven’t seen before.

Don't see it if You don’t have an infinity for Holmes. Read more

172 Reviews | 102 Followers
82
Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to delight in seeing Sherlock solve another case with the help of the Christmas Carol characters, and including holiday carols.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a fun holiday musical with a meaningful message for one and all including Tiny Tim!

152 Reviews | 119 Followers
80
Sentimental, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you’re a fan of the Dickens story, or a fan of Sherlock Holmes, or just a fan of Christmas.

Don't see it if you’re a purist about the original stories and don’t want to see liberties taken with them, even in a faithful manner.

156 Reviews | 24 Followers
90
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

137 Reviews | 22 Followers
72
Great holiday fare, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy a holiday show mashing up Dickens and Doyle. Makes most of small stage and minimal set. Good acting.

Don't see it if You would not enjoy a holiday entertainment combining two classics. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatermania
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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TheaterScene.net
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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