THE STORY: Three years after beloved detective Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death off Reichenbach Falls, Dr. John H. Watson receives a telegram suggesting his old friend may still be alive. The mysterious wire was sent from a doctor who states that three patients in his care have each claimed to be the late Sherlock Holmes. Each matches Holmes’s physical description, but one holds valuable information that only the true Sherlock Holmes could know. Watson travels to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. As he investigates, Watson is drawn into a web of intrigue, murder, and surprise that reveals what really happened at Reichenbach Falls in the fateful confrontation between Holmes and his nemesis, Professor Moriarty.
“HOLMES AND WATSON will leave you on the edge of your seat…Just as you think you have figured out the plot, another surprise comes along to derail your conclusion. HOLMES AND WATSON is a suspenseful, fun ride from beginning to end.” —BroadwayWorld.com. “…the most elaborate and riveting game of What’s My Line ever. …[The] play…is tight and clever and full of suspense—and has enough red herrings to feed a family of 40. …There are enough twists and turns to keep the audience off balance. And just enough humor to keep them laughing. …HOLMES AND WATSON is fun, lots of fun.” —Arizona Daily Star. “[HOLMES AND WATSON] is a truly smashing play… Hatcher has crafted an intelligent mystery thriller… it [is] both a treat for Conan Doyle fans as well as a nice introduction to the mysterious world of Holmes for anyone unfamiliar with the…books. It’s also very smartly written with no forced or false plot reveals… Full of intrigue as well as a few big laughs, HOLMES AND WATSON is a very worthy addition to the many Sherlock Holmes stage and film adaptations.” —TalkinBroadway.com.