A Sherlock Carol
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A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol London Reviews and Tickets

(11 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

About the Show

The festive comedy mash-up of Sherlock Holmes & 'A Christmas Carol'.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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8 Reviews | 0 Followers
Cliched, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle & Charles Dickens. Two for the price of one. Great stage settings, acting & costumes.

Don't see it if you are expecting everyone to burst into songs and dance. I found it slow and confusing. I think it could have been shorter.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if If you like Conan Doyle and Dickens. Great combination of mystery with a well known Christmas story

Don't see it if You don't like alternative versions

138 Reviews | 10 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You are tired of cliched Christmas carol adaptations and want something new

Don't see it if You don't like Sherlock or fusing Sherlock with a classic story

99 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want a christmas show with a murderous twist combining favourite characters

Don't see it if You don't like classic stories to be messed with

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You want a fun holiday story

Don't see it if You struggle to follow plots

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a classic tale told from a new angle

Don't see it if You hate to see classics messed with

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to be in the atmosphere of a Christmas Carole but are fed up of the dickens story. Lovely Local theatre with creative production

Don't see it if If you don’t like intrigues or Christmas

Critic Reviews (6)

The Arts Desk
December 2nd, 2023

“This kind of entertainment, part tribute, part spoof, is best enjoyed with a belly full of mince pies and mulled wine, a condition of warmed cockles which helps you overlook some of the play’s shortcomings.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
December 4th, 2023

“Some parts are slow, some characters are confusing, and the final payoff doesn’t really make much sense. But as a piece of fan fiction goes, it’s a fun frolic on a wild goose chase that offers up a few laughs and a Christmassy feeling on a cold winter’s night.”
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November 24th, 2022
For a previous production

"Mark Shanahan's script stays just the right side of smarmy and sentimental, the performances strike the right note...that we're soon lulled into a charitable mood and forgive the conceit."
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The Guardian (UK)
November 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"The plotting steers narrowly away from convolution and solves the mystery while sprinting through Christmases past, present and future to bring about an ending of carol singing and goodwill for one and all."
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November 30th, 2022
For a previous production

"Though the production is well-designed, it feels predictable...It's fun and festive for sure, but clings to common tropes with an unwieldy stubborness."
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Time Out London
November 28th, 2022
For a previous production

"A hopeful low-budget stab at a seasonal extravaganza with familiar characters and enough novelty value to allow you to accept that it’s not very good and just enjoy the madness for a couple of hours."
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