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Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Who will save the day? The Baker Street Irregulars—a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases. Now they must band together to prove not only that Sherlock is not dead but also to find the mayor's missing daughter, untangle a murder mystery from their own past, and face the masked criminal mastermind behind it all—a bandit who just may be the brilliant evil Moriarty, the man who killed Sherlock himself! Can a group of orphans, pickpockets, inventors and artists rescue the people of London? The game is afoot!
About the Author
Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado. His scripts published by Dramatic Publishing include The Giver, Gathering Blue, Cinderella Confidential, Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede, Vote?, Myth Adventures, The Emperor's New Clothes and Virtual Devotion. Coble's plays have been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, in all 50 states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at MCC Theater, The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, South Coast Repertory, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center and the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Awards include the AATE Distinguished Play Award for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T: OnStage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, and the Cleveland Arts Prize.
"A classic detective story with villains, cops, mistaken identities, subterfuge, heroic acts, dangerous situations, budding love stories and twists and turns galore." -www.onmilwaukee.com
"A reminder anyone can rise above their backgrounds and past, especially when someone else respectable also respects and trusts them." -www.broadwayworld.com
"[The] story involves what the young see and the rest of us miss; how readily we underestimate and marginalize the poor; and how the friends we choose allow us to create new and often better families alongside those we inherit—building our own plot rather than following the twists and turns of the one in which we first find ourselves." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The motley five courageously demonstrate their bravado when they assume Sherlock's incomparable sleuthing skills … and … steal the audience's hearts when solving their own crimes." -www.broadwayworld.com
"There are secrets to be learned in Sherlock and there are enough surprises to fill a Halloween trick or treat bag." -www.onmilwaukee.com
"Will make you laugh out loud along the way!" -Ozaukee Magazine