Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia! (play 2019)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia! (2019)

Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia! is a British play, adapted and directed by Francesca de Sica, performed by an all-female cast from the Struts & Frets company. The play has been commissioned by the British Council of Karachi (Pakistan) and was first performed at the British Council Library at Karachi on 5 April 2019 with Charlotte Mafham as Sherlock Holmes and Joanne Sealey as Dr. Watson. Then from 8 july 2019, the play was performed in London, UK (see Performances), starring Elizabeth Appleby as Sherlock Holmes and Francesca de Sica as Dr. Watson. 90 minutes.

The play is an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's short story : A Scandal in Bohemia (1891).


© Photos : Roger Johnson / Struts & Frets.


Pakistan cast

UK cast


  • Director : Francesca de Sica
  • Adaptation : Francesca de Sica
  • Stage Manager : Lucie Regan
  • Set Build : Julian Stansall
  • Costumes : Marie Duvier
  • Solo Violin : Charlotte Mafham
  • Photography : Ray Malone
  • Programme Design : Laura Ni Dhubhthaigh


  • 5 april 2019 : British Council Library (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 8-20 july 2019 : Camden People's Theatre (London, UK)
  • 28 oct - 2 nov 2019 : Tristan Bates Theatre (London, UK)