Casting Call - Miss Holmes

“Miss Holmes”

by Christopher M. Walsh

Produced by

Raymond Shinn

Directed by:
Alicia Harabin

Director Alicia Harabin is seeking:
5 Males (Playing Age 30’s-60’s)
5 Females (Playing Ages 20’s-60’s)


Age Range


Sherlock Holmes


30s-40s (she/her)

a tenacious and incredibly intelligent woman living at a time when neither trait was desirable, with very little care to conform to society’s desires

Dorothy Watson


20s-40s (she/her)

one of very few women licensed to practice medicine, she is far more practical than Sherlock but just as brave

*this actress will need to learn lines in German

Lizzie Chapman (and others)

20s-30s (she/her)

a detective’s wife who views her husband with a mixture of pride and trepidation

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (and others)

40s-50s (she/her)

based on the first woman licensed as a doctor in England, Dr. Anderson is Dorothy’s boss and mentor

Mrs. Hudson/ Eudora Featherstone (and others)

50s+ (she/her)

Sherlock’s beleaguered landlady/ a wealthy woman mourning the death of her daughter

Mycroft Holmes (and others)

40s-50s (he/him)

Sherlock’s older brother, who shares many of her traits but manages to fit seamlessly into society and government

Geoffrey Lestrade (and others)

30s-50s (he/him)

a detective outcast for his honest nature and willingness to build a case against one of Scotland Yard’s own

Michael Stamford/ Reginald Featherstone (and others)

30s-40s (he/him)

a doctor, friend and admirer of Watson, though not quite up to her level/ alcoholic nephew of Eudora Featherstone

*this actor will need to learn lines in German

Thomas Chapman (and others)

30s-40s (he/him)

a decorated detective with questionable morals and a grudge against Inspector Lestrade

Edward Greener/ Superintendent (and others)

40s-60s (he/him)

an army veteran who has fallen in with a bad crowd/ Superintendent of Bethlem Royal Hospital, aka Bedlam

Auditions will be held at the


Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough

Directions to SVP

Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 16th at 6:00 PM

Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 PM.


Sign up for an audition spot at THIS LINK.  Walk-ins will be accommodated at the director’s convenience. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please email stage manager Kate Murray ( with questions. Note that callbacks, if needed, will be held off site.  See links to sides below. Actors should focus on the scene(s) where their preferred role(s) are capitalized in the file name.

All characters speak with a British accent, however an accent is not required to audition. Watson and Stamford speak in German in one scene. While these actors are not expected to speak German, they will need to have a good ear to memorize these lines.

Rehearsals will be scheduled sporadically through the summer based on actor availability. Following Labor Day, rehearsals will be scheduled 2-3 nights per week. Please bring a list of conflicts to your audition.

Audition Sides


LESTRADE & Sherlock

MYCROFT & Sherlock

HUDSON & Sherlock


EURORA & Thomas



Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 


The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
October 18th through November 3rd.

For further information call 908.369.7469