Sherlock Holmes & The First English Gentleman – Another perspective

Review by Lauren Hatchard

Editor’s Note:  In the review of Sherlock Holmes & The First English Gentleman by Sam Mooney she mentioned that she saw the show with "My 82 year old mother and 15 year old niece are fringing with me for three days" – Lauren is the 15 year old niece she was referring to.  And now, without further ado, on with the review (see how that rhymed?  pretty cool eh?)…

From the perspective of three generations, this play could have been worse, it could have been better.  Sherlock Holmes & The First English Gentleman has potential, but also a broad area with room to improve (including cutting the painful chant at the beginning.)  It also had a plethora of humorous moments.

The plot is quite a bit foggy for the first 20-25 minutes, but delivers a mediocre stumble into making it clear to the audience what exactly is going on.

So, from the perspective of three generations?   Meh…  Don’t see it if you need snacks while you watch, or an intermission pee break (or any breaks for that matter.)  Overall, a performance that has potential, but won’t be leave "has potential" anytime soon. 

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