Sherlock Holmes (play 1975 with John Neville)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
John Neville as Sherlock Holmes (Playbill cover, august 1975)

Sherlock Holmes is an American 4-act play, written by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Frank Dunlop, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY, USA) from 13 may to 18 august 1975, starring John Neville as Sherlock Holmes and Dennis Cooney as Dr. Watson.

John Neville succeeded in the title role in this play after John Wood (see play) and Patrick Horgan (see play). Then Neville was replaced by Robert Stephens from 19 august 1975 (see play).

The play is an adaptation of the William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes (1899).




  • Director : Frank Dunlop
  • Playwright : William Gillette, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Music : Michael Lankester
  • Lighting : Neil Peter Jampolis
  • Scenery / Costumes : Carl Toms
  • Violin : Christopher Tarlé
  • Trumpet : Dick Perry
  • Piano : Irving Joseph