Beginning with Arthur Conan Doyle himself, there is a long tradition of adapting the stories of Sherlock Holmes for the stage. Here you can find information on Sherlock Holmes plays by Doyle, William Gillette, and others. You can also read about the many well-known actors who have portrayed Holmes, and the rich history surrounding them.
ACD's Original Plays
- A Pot of Caviare (1910)
- A Question of Diplomacy (1895)
- A Story of Waterloo (21 september 1894, Prince's Theatre, Bristol)
- Angels of Darkness (1889)
- Halves (aka Brothers, 1899)
- Jane Annie; or, the Good Conduct Prize (may 1893, Chappell & Co.) co-written with J. M. Barrie
- Roy Gashan's Library
- The Crown Diamond: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes (2 may 1921, Bristol Hippodrome)
- The Fires of Fate (1909)
- The Lift (never performed, 1910)
- The Journey (21 september 1922, in The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle, John Murray)
- The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1910, original title: The Stonor Case)
William Gillette (1899-1932)
- An Evening with the Gillettes
- Audio, with pictures
- Biography by Henry Zecher
- Cigarette card picturing Gillette
- Gillette Castle State Park • Video • Sachem Patch
- Long-lost 1916 film, rediscovered 2014 (BBC report, with clip) • Baker Street Babes commentary
- The One Fixed Point: Gillette's Watsons
The Performers (From the Howard Ostrom Collection)
- A to Z of Sherlock Holmes Performers
- From Watson With Love: Watson and Holmes actors of the former Soviet state
- No Place Like Holmes
- The Original Baker Street Babes, females who have played Holmes and Watson through history
- Voices in Darkness, the history of African-American Sherlock Holmes actors and productions
- A song from "Sherlock Holmes, the Musical"
- Aquila's Theatre 2015-16 "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
- Dallas Theatre Center's 2017 "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure"
- Fox Plays: Sherlock Holmes
- "Holmes and Watson" by Lee Eric Shackleford
- "Miss Holmes" by Christopher Walsh
- Servant Stage Company's "Sherlock Holmes"
- "Sherlock Holmes" by Tim Kelly
- "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily" by Katie Forgette
- Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors (2013)
- The Baskerville Beast
- "The Secret of Sherlock Holmes" by Jeremy Paul