Sherlock Holmes Free Live Theater at Gillette Castle - East Haddam

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  • Sherlock Holmes Free Live Theater at Gillette Castle

    Date: August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014

    Location: Gillette Castle State Park (67 River Road)

    Gillette Castle, overlooking the Connecticut River, and its surrounding 184 acres, located at 67 River Road in East Haddam, was the last home of William Gillette, a famous Victorian actor, director, and playwright who created the detective Sherlock Holmes character for stage.


    On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, twice daily from July 5th to August 10th, Gillette Castle State Park visitors are invited to become the 'studio audience' for a free live-action radio drama “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band.” Four actors will portray all the characters and sound effects, using the actual 1930 script that William Gillette used for the first-ever Sherlock Holmes radio broadcast.


    The 30-minute shows, presented at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, will “bring to life” the genius that was William Gillette. The outdoor performance area is located just steps from the Castle. The public is invited to sit on the bleachers or bring blankets or chairs.  If rain, the performance is cancelled.