The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes (play 2018 with Shalitha Senevirathne)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes (2018)

The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes is a Sri Lanka play, written by Craig Sodaro and directed by Aslam Marikar, performed by the Trinity College Literary Association at the Trinity College Main Hall (Kandy, Sri Lanka) on 24 february 2018, starring Shalitha Senevirathne as Sherlock Holmes and Thishan Kularatne as Dr. Watson.

Upstart detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on their first case. Their client, a young H. G. Wells, has hired the novice detectives to find a manuscript by Arthur Conan Doyle. Hiding from their angry landlord, Holmes and Watson duck into Wells's time machine, push a few buttons, and soon find themselves in the 21st century. They end up at the Freudly Institute, where they meet Marilyn Monroe, George Washington, Tarzan, Emily Dickinson, Count Dracula, Lizzie Borden, and Queen Victoria. Actually, these are patients at the institution with grandiose delusions that they are these famous characters, which explains why Holmes is treated like just another patient! And they think Watson is his doctor who's just "playing along"! When the body of an unknown victim is found on the grounds of the institute, Holmes sets out to uncover the clues, while trying to prove that he is the real Sherlock Holmes.


© Photos : Trinity College Kandy.



  • Director : Aslam Marikar
  • Playwright : Craig Sodaro
  • Stage Manager : Sachith Keregala
  • Sounds : Sheshan Abeysekara, Kaushitha Abeygunasekara
  • Tickets : Sandeepthya Bandara, Achira Samarasinghe, Akindu Liyanage, Kaushitha Abeygunasekara
  • Stage Hand : Pavara Rambukwella
  • Prompter : Shevindra Herath
  • Lights : Nikila Amarasena, Dillon De Silva, Yadesh Mohondas