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The Mask of Moriarty


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    Various locations in London in 1902.

  • Synopsis

    An impossible murder on Waterloo Bridge and the true identity of Jack the Ripper are but two of the problems faced by Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they face up to their arch-enemy in this spoof of the Conan Doyle stories.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
John H. Watson, M.D. Alan Stanford
Herring Daniel Reardon
Moriarty Brian Munn
Inspector Lestrade Peter Dix
Sherlock Holmes Tom Baker
Bunny Fairfield William Boyde
Methylated Mary Cinzia Hardy
Alice Binns Cinzia Hardy
Herbert Travesty David Henry
Landlord David Henry
Grey Man Shay Ledwidge
Mr. O'Shaughnessy Shay Ledwidge
Sailor Tony Coleman
Passing Gentleman Tony Coleman
Lord Melmoth Christopher Casson
An August Personage Aiden Grennell
Gwen Mellors Ingrid Craigie
Lily Susan Slott
Production Team  
Director Brian de Salvo
Set Designer Poppy Mitchell
Lighting Designer Brian Harris
Costume Designer Joan Bergin
Music by Geraldine O'Grady(2)
Music by Ellen Cranitch
Musical Advisor Tony Ó Dálaigh
Mask Design Robert Lane
Production Manager James A. Matthews
Stage Director Ann Myler
Stage Manager Michael Foyle
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Golden
Set Construction Arena Construction
Stage Carpenter Fred West
Scenic Artist Patricia Donnison
Scenic Artist Jack Kirwan
Wardrobe Mistress Mairead Bonass
Costume Construction Beenie Bono
Costume Construction Anne Stokes
Chief Electrician Sean Burke
Lighting Technician Kevin Jackson
Make-Up Toni Delaney
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Liz Heade

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Mask of Moriarty

  • Year


  • Published By

    Brophy Books

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN


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Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.