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Ken Ludwig's Moriarty

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2w, 3m

A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure
by Ken Ludwig

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case! Five actors play over 40 roles in this adventure that has danger—and laughter!—around every corner.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Ken Ludwig's Moriarty

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Summary

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case! An investigation into the Bohemian king’s stolen letters cascades into an international mystery filled with spies, blackmail and intrigue. With world peace at stake, Holmes and Watson join forces with American actress Irene Adler to take down cunning criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty and his network of devious henchmen. Five actors play over 40 roles in this adventure that has danger – and laughter! – around every corner.

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History
Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure premiered at the Cleveland Play House on 29 April 2023. Directed by Mark Brokaw and Michael Barakiva, the production featured Jeffrey M. Bender, Talley Gale, Nick Gaswirth, Olivia Gilliatt and Christian Pedersen.
SHERLOCK HOLMES
DR. WATSON
MORIARTY, MYCROFT AND OTHERS
IRENE ADLER, MS. HUDSON AND OTHERS
DAISY, HILDA AND OTHERS
  • Time Period Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting Victorian-era London and its environs.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Additional Features Puppetry, Stage Combat
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“Brilliant... destined to be a huge hit.” – Chagrin Valley Today
“A classic masterpiece... Brilliant dialogue, sparkling comedy (of the laugh-out-loud variety), intriguing and believable characters... and, of course, solidly built slamming doors.” – Chagrin Valley Today

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    Ken Ludwig's Moriarty – Ceveland Play House Trailer

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    Inside CPH: Ken Ludwig's Moriarty

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    Ken Ludwig's Moriarty – CPH Trailer 2

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  • Minimum Fee: £70 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had six productions on Broadway and eight in London’s West End. His 34 plays and musicals are staged around the world and throughout the United States every night of the year.

His first play, Lend Me a Tenor, won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classi ...

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