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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Members say: Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining
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Critics
94
3 reviews
Members
76
18 reviews
 

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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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of suspense and intrigue. In addition to Sherlock Holmes, many of Doyle's other characters are on hand such as the trusted sidekick Dr. Watson and Irene Adler, the woman who got away. More than a century after his debut, Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature. The Aquila Theatre brings its energetic physical style to this new adaptation of Doyle's popular detective series. Playing at the Queens Theatre and Brooklyn's GK ArtsCenter.

 


Reviews (21)

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94
Avg Score

95
NY Theatre Guide

"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." Full Review

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DC Metro Theater Arts

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." Full Review

90
DC Metro Theater Arts

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." Full Review

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76
Avg Score

95
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

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

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.

82
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

71
Original, Clever, Entertaining

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.

88
Funny, Resonant, Entertaining

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).

89
Absorbing, Inquisitive

See it if You want something different

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

85
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, 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

89
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a fast paced, thought provoking show

Don't see it if You want a mindless, laid back show

56
Absorbing, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if This is not a family show!

Don't see it if If you like mystery then this is a good show!

90
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a great mysterious comedy.

Don't see it if You're looking for a masterpiece of acting.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if It is really good, the actors are amazing and haven't failed yet.

Don't see it if Some of it is a bit mind boggling at times because you might not know what's going on

53
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great staging

See it if Your a nerd

Don't see it if Your not a nerd

100
Clever, Delightful

See it if good

Don't see it if your not into misteries

83
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging

See it if Bbbn

Don't see it if Bnnn

87
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You need something a little different

Don't see it if You prefer classic theatre

76
Funny, Epic, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if like mystery shows

Don't see it if thrillers

98
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if If you're into mystery and love Sherlock Holmes I highly recommend you watch this show!

Don't see it if You don't like Sherlock Holmes.

76
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love the Sherlock stories

Don't see it if You dont like Sherlock Holmes