The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Closed 2h 15m
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
78

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(20 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
10%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the Show

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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218 Reviews | 58 Followers
95
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

101 Reviews | 51 Followers
82
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.

141 Reviews | 34 Followers
20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you get free tickets. The direction, writing, and acting are uninspired; motivated by unnecessary movement and anachronistic characters.

Don't see it if you value your time. This is two hours you will never get back. I wish there was some redeeming quality to this production. There was not.

29 Reviews | 9 Followers
71
Clever, Entertaining, Original

See it if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan. Great to see the short stories.

Don't see it if you don't like exposition.

20 Reviews | 10 Followers
88
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if You enjoy plays like 39 Steps (similar concept). Solid acting and staging - thought the actors did a good job conveying the time.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows on the long side (chairs were not comfortable and they easily could have cut 20-25 minutes from the show).

6 Reviews | 3 Followers
89
Inquisitive, Absorbing

See it if You want something different

Don't see it if You don't like well skilled and crafted pieces

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
86
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like the classic with a twist this is for you! Great cast and writing

Don't see it if If you looking for upbeat musical this isn’t for you but give it a go for something different

6 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like strange men who should not be solving crimes solving crimes

Don't see it if you can't have a laugh

Critic Reviews (3)

NY Theatre Guide
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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DC Metro Theater Arts
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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DC Metro Theater Arts
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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