December 19 - 23
A Sherlock Carol
Written & Directed by Mark Shanahan

Recommended for all ages!
Running Time: 2 hours, including an intermission

Two beloved classic tales. One thrilling new mystery.

A SHERLOCK CAROL is a heartwarming holiday production for all ages—and a theatrical experience you’ll never forget!

Reunite with the characters you love from Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, now brought together in a story of intrigue and suspense, with a helping of holiday cheer. When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime. But it is a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the holiday is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future.


Now in our lobby
Come take a picture in front our 221B Baker Street photo booth! Don't forget to share on your socials and tag the Playhouse. CATCH THE SPIRIT!




meet the creative team

Writer & Director
James J. Fenton
Set Designer
Linda Cho
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Music and Sound Designer
Production Stage Manager
Jessica Zivny
Props Supervisor
Assistant Director
Caroline Pastore
Assistant Stage Manager

Anissa Felix of the original Off-Broadway cast will serve as assistant director as recipient of a Playhouse directing fellowship.

Props are loaned by the original production designed by Anna Louizos.

Additional support provided by Fat Goose Productions and TheatreNerd Productions.

A clever, crowd-pleasing holiday comedy."

The New York Times

Joyful, playful, and clever – and that joy transfers to the audience"


An instant holiday classic"

The Broadway Blog

BEHIND THE SCENES: making "A Sherlock Carol"



Get more from your experience at the Playhouse by joining us for one of our pre- or post-show events!

Opening Night

Tues, Dec 19, post-show

Celebrate the opening of the production with a post-show reception along with the cast, crew, and creative team - free with show ticket purchase!

Together at the Table Family Dinner

Wed, Dec 20 at 5:30pm

An evening for families to enjoy a communal dinner and casual conversation with an artist from the show before attending the 7PM performance, all for just $10 per ticket!

Pay What You Will Night

Wed, Dec 20

As a thank you to our community, our Wednesday evening performances now include the option to pay what you will when purchasing tickets (minimum ticket price of $5).

Pride Night

Thurs, Dec 21 at 6pm

A pre-show cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends with show ticket purchase!


Ways To Give Back During A Sherlock Carol

In the spirit of the holiday season, it was especially important to the Playhouse to find ways to give back to our community. Below are two ways you can contribute during the run of A Sherlock Carol.


The Playhouse is proud to work with Homes with Hope this holiday season during our run of A Sherlock Carol by holding a food pantry drive for those at risk of homelessness in Fairfield County. Items can be dropped off in our collection box in our lobby when you visit. Specific items of need:

  • Canned tuna, chicken, meat
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned soup, beef stew, chili
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Pasta sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Rice (small bags or boxes)
  • Protein and granola bars
  • Crackers



A Sherlock Carol is raising funds for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, with curtain speeches inviting donations from the audience in the spirit of giving this holiday season.

A poster will be available in our lobby with the QR code to make a donation.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Making theater open to all.

The Playhouse offers a variety of accessible ticket pricing options, including pay-what-you-will performances, first responder discounts, free tickets for Indigenous peoples, and more.

See ticketing discounts


Looking for the perfect pre-show dining spot? Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse is located on the Playhouse campus and is offering a special $79 menu for A Sherlock Carol ticketholders!  Click here to view the menu and pricing, then call Gabriele’s at (203) 454-4922 to make your reservation. Be sure to tell them you are attending the show to access the exclusive menu and price!


Production Partner: Claire Wilkes
Production Patrons: Laura Z. Barket, Yvonne Bokhour


Masks are strongly encouraged but not required. Current CDC guidelines recommend N95 and KN95 masks. Please review our full safety protocols here.

All titles, dates, and artists are subject to change.
December 19 - 23
A Sherlock Carol
Written & Directed by Mark Shanahan

Recommended for all ages!
Running Time: 2 hours, including an intermission
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