Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey LIly

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Kirk Jackson as Sherlock Holmes

As Sherlockians, Bob and I see as many plays about Holmes as we can. Over the years, the Dorset Theatre Festival and the Dorset Players have presented some fine Sherlockian productions, as have The Williamstown Theatre and other theatres in this area. That is not to say that we have not seen plays that have had us cringing, either because the play was inferior or the production and acting were.

Both this play and this production are among the best we have seen.  Well acted and well directed, the play incorporates some set pieces from the Canon effectively. Crucial to any production are the concept and presentation of  Holmes, Watson and Moriarty. If they are not right, then forget the rest. In this particular case, they are all in top form. Additionally, we have a delightful Oscar Wilde, a lovely Lily Langtry and two other appropriately menacing villains.

Having interviewed the Holmes,(Kirk Jackson) Watson (Christopher Edwards) and Lily (Jennifer Rohn) on an earlier program (see Dorset Theatre Festival 2015), it was a delight to interview the Moriarty (Brian Dykstra) and the Wilde (Oliver Wadsworth) on the first day of the play’s rehearsal. As a bonus we had a quick visit from director Margarett Perry as she gathered her actors for the rehearsal.

Holmes and Watson
Holmes and Watson
Lily Langtry and Oscar Wilde
Lily Langtry and Oscar Wilde

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily Part One

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily Part Two

Jennifer Rohn as Lily Langtry
Jennifer Rohn as Lily Langtry
Bryan Dykstra as Professor Moriarty
Bryan Dykstra as Professor Moriarty

One thought on “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey LIly

  1. Sally: It would be helpful if you mentioned where and when it is playing. Not everyone is aware of the venue of the play you are reviewing. It’s always wonderful to see you at the theater, no matter where the play is staged! so love to hear your take on the performances we both manage to see. Hugs, Miriam Silver

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