Musicals

Holmes and Watson Save the Empire

"Once again the fate of the British Empire lies in the hands of the greatest crime fighting team in literature. Holmes and his faithful friend Watson have until midnight to solve the fiendish Moriarty's deadly puzzle. Where is the QV2? What is Victoria's secret? How on earth did Holmes end up on the stage of the Gaiety Music Hall? Who is the mysterious Nightingale of Nuremburg? And why is Watson wearing her dress...?" 

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For a downloadable perusal copy of the script click HERE.

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"The game's afoot!" Robin Downward as Sherlock Holmes at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 2010Robin Downward as Holmes, Jason Marks as Watson, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 2010Robin Downward as Holmes, Jason Marks as Watson, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 2010
Jason Marks as Watson, Robin Downward as Holmes, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 2010Robin Downward and Jason Marks as Fish and Chips, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 2010Michael Santo as Holmes, Milwaukee Rep 2010
Robin Downward as Holmes, Oregon Cabaret Theatre 2011Jason Marks as Watson, Robin Downward as Holmes, Oregon Cabaret Theatre 2011Richard A. Farrell as Watson, Michael Santo as Holmes, Milwaukee Rep 2010
Richard A. Farrell as Watson, Michael Santo as Holmes, Milwaukee Rep 2010Robin Downward, Jason Marks, Oregon Contemporary Theatre 2011Michael Santo as Holmes, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 2010

Reviews

April 12th, 2011

OCT offering is cleverly over the top

Roberta Kent—Ashland Daily Tidings


The game's afoot and Holmes and Watson are back in town to save the British Empire.

That's the premise of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre's newest offering, appropriately titled Holmes & Watson Save the Empire, A Musical Mystery, with book and lyrics written by Ashland locals Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner.

April 10th, 2011

A Bro-mance blooms at the Cabaret

Bill Varble—Medford Mail Tribune


What if Queen Victoria had a secret so sensitive that it threatened the very existence of the British Empire? By Jove!

What if this secret involved the (supposedly) long-deceased Prince Consort, a zaftig German songstress and one of the most dastardly villains ever? Oh, and weird anagrams?

Well, then you'd have Holmes and Watson Save the Empire, and the game would be afoot. You'd also have fun.

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