Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors is a short play that imagines the world's greatest detective and his trusted sidekick as more than just friends. Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this new take on the classic duo was written by Darren Stewart-Jones.
The play premiered in 2013 at Gay Play Day, an annual festival of LGBTQ theatre in Toronto. The original production was directed by the playwright and featured Nathaniel Bacon as Sherlock and Nick May as Dr. Watson. Toronto's Mooney On Theatre said the piece was "written and directed with careful attention to period detail" while Nathaniel Bacon's Holmes was "sexy, witty and endearing".
In 2014, Baby Gumm Productions produced the play as part of the Gallery Mini-Series at the Hamilton Fringe Festival with Mark Keller as Sherlock and Louis Adams as Dr. Watson. Set and costumes were designed by Henry Keeler. Hamilton's VIEW Magazine lauded the "excellent writing" while the Hamilton Spectator said the play "offered an intriguing climax" to the relationship between Sherlock & Watson.
Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors also appeared at the 2014 London One Act Festival in London, Ontario, where it was given a special award by the festival's adjudicator for "Overall Elegance & Design".
The script for Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors is available online at most E-book retailers.
Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors
Baby Gumm Productions
Nathaniel Bacon originated the role of Sherlock with Nick May playing Watson.
Louis Adams as Watson and Mark Keller as Sherlock Holmes.