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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

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Aquila Theatre presents the adventures of London's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, who's played by a woman in this comedic, fast-paced thriller.

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Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if Good fun, very clever, nice surprises, very well acted and very well staged.

Don't see it if you are in the mood for something serious and thought-provoking or have trouble following fast talking

Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You've ever enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, or are just up for a fun, thoroughly entertaining, two hour mystery adventure.

Don't see it if you can't keep up with the fast-paced dialogue typical of the original Sherlock.

Critic Reviews (3)

April 11th, 2016

"Director Desiree Sanchez has expertly adapted three adventures for the stage...I was totally enthralled...This is a powerful repertory theatre company that slithers in and out of roles, shedding characterization with skill and speed...Sanchez has masterfully crafted yet another piece of theatrical genius. Her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction."
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March 27th, 2016
For a previous production

"Jackie Schram portrays Holmes with originality. There is terrific energy in the production moving the play at a rapid pace and much of that is driven by Schram...Director Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully...This version offers a wonderful revelation answering what a female actress might do with the part of Sherlock. Frankly, Schram nails it."
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October 11th, 2015
For a previous production

"Aquila mounts a slick, fast-paced, and highly entertaining rendition of that old sleuth from Baker Street and proves once again that gender norms, when they are overturned on stage, make for some refreshing performance. The genius behind Sanchez’s production is that it is simultaneously old and new; an almost unusually faithful rendition of three of Doyle’s original stories combined with a modern staging that incorporates elements of film noir and laugh-out-loud physical comedy."
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