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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose


Adapted by Michael Menendian & John Weaglyraven theatre

Base on The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Michael Menendian

At Raven Theatre, Chicago

Goose is deliciously cooked in Sherlock Holmes tale

Featuring loads of Christmas songs, a group of foley artists led by the piano work from George Goetschel. a fast-pace 65 minutes holiday mystery awaits at Raven Theatre. We meet Dr. Watson (Darren Hill) as he narrates the holiday caper: the Case of the Christmas Goose. We find that Sherlock Holmes (Tyler Rich) is investigating what happened to the goose that got away. That mysterious thief¬† stimulates Holme’s curiosity¬† as he simply can’t resist investigating mainly due to holiday boredom.

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Once the Holme’s method of crime solving gets going there is no stopping that process. Beside the goose caper, once Holmes discovers that said goose had a large blue carbuncle jewel belonging to the Countess of Morcar, they mystery is “on.” With the help of the game cast of players and foley artists with sprinkles of Christmas songs, the case is a fun dash of Christmas intrigue.

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The atmosphere is pure Christmas; the mystery is filled with colorful characters and the detectives use their immense powers of observation and logic to solve the mystery at hand. We enjoy this adventure with the amazing Sherlock Holmes. The Raven Theatre holiday mystery is cute theatre that nicely get us a glimpse into the zany world of mystery a la Sherlock Holmes. The whole family can share the wit and good will of this light show.


Tom Williams

Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2013

For more info checkout the Sherlock Holmes page at

At Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, chicago, IL, call 773-338-2177,, tickets $20m $15 for seniors, students and subscribers, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, running time is 65 minutes without intermission, through December 29, 2013

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