A Sherlock Carol
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A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol NYC Reviews and Tickets

(367 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (367)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
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.

398 Reviews | 160 Followers
Puts you in a holiday "spirit", Family-friendly, Fun and festive frolic, Charming and clever, Full of heart

See it if you need something family-friendly, festive, and full of cutesy-clever moments; enjoy Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

Don't see it if expecting super-silly and/or super-clever storytelling or suspense; this is an intelligent mash-up of Dickens and Doyle, but lighter. Read more

311 Reviews | 69 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.

308 Reviews | 47 Followers
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like different takes on classics

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

269 Reviews | 21 Followers

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

244 Reviews | 59 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Dickens. If you want to see a new spin on Christmas Carol. For a great cast and writing.

Don't see it if If you are a stickler for classic Christmas Carol. You don't like "who done it" pieces. Or if you are a Broadway snob.

226 Reviews | 12 Followers
Well done, Relevant, Enjoyable, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy A Christmas Carol and would appreciate a well done twist on it. The cast is excellent and it’s a nice intimate theatre.

Don't see it if You prefer big theater productions.

210 Reviews | 31 Followers
Great holiday show, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you think you’d enjoy the titular mashup of Dickens and Doyle, want to know what happened to Tiny Tim, or enjoy Christmas or mysteries

Don't see it if you are a Dickens or Doyle purist, prefer serious dramas, or don’t have any holiday spirit. But see this anyway, bah humbug!

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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