Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle • Episode 5 of the RADIO HOUR Series

by Matthew Ivan Bennett

In this radio adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” Holmes & Watson must discover how the Countess of Morcar’s stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose. The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join us for wild goose chase of a holiday whodunit, performed as radio drama.

RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER’s Radio West.


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance) 10m 1f (Can be doubled to 4 or 5 performers)
    • Dr. Watson
      Sherlock Holmes
      “Roughs”
      Commissionaire Peterson
      Henry Baker
      Ted the Tippler
      Windigate
      Breckinridge
      Bill
      James Ryder
      Maudsley
      Maggie Oakshott
      FOUR PERSON DOUBLING3m 1either
      Actor 1: (M) Dr. Watson
      Actor 2: (M) Sherlock Holmes
      Actor 3: (M or F) Commissionaire Peterson, Windigate, Breckinridge, Maudsley, Maggie Oakshott, “Roughs”
      Actor 4: (M) Henry Baker, Ted the Tippler, Bill, James Ryder
      FIVE PERSON DOUBLING4m 1f
      Actor 1: (M) Dr. Watson
      Actor 2: (M) Sherlock Holmes
      Actor 3: (M) Commissionaire Peterson, Windigate, Breckinridge, “Roughs”
      Actor 4: (M) Henry Baker, James Ryder, “Roughs”
      Actor 5: (F) Maggie Oakshott, Ted the Tippler, Bill, Maudsley, “Roughs”
  • 52 minutes
  • ORDER #3239

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available: Sherlock Holmes & The Blue Carbuncle (RADIO HOUR) PERUSAL
  • VIEW other plays in the RADIO HOUR Series HERE
  • VIEW our list of other plays available as Staged Radio Plays HERE
  • LISTEN to the original broadcasts from KUER’s Radio West Productions HERE

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3239a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3239d : $50




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3239e : $40




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered  at Plan-B Theatre Company (co-produced by KUER’s Radio West program) — 2012

PHOTOS of the Staged Radio Show at Plan-B:

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BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle
Episode 5 of the RADIO HOUR Series

by
Matthew Ivan Bennett

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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