First Look: Thom Sesma and Drew McVety in Mark Shanahan’s A SHERLOCK CAROL at New World Stages

A new holiday play, A Sherlock Carol, written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will play an eight-week limited holiday engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Previews begin Thursday, November 11, 2021, with opening night scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021, and the final performance on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Drew McVety as Sherlock Holmes and Thom Sesma as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Matthew Murphy/MurphyMade

A Sherlock Carol will star Thom Sesma (Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Drew McVety (Billy Elliot, Spamalot) as Sherlock Holmes, with Dan Domingues (The Tempest, Wild Goose Dreams), Anissa Felix (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Sunset Boulevard), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz, It’s Only a Play), and Mark Price (Mary Poppins, Chicago) rounding out the onstage company. 

When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime. But it is a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the holiday is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future.

A Sherlock Carol is produced by Raymond Bokhour, Drew McVety, and Fred Lassen for Fat Goose Productions, Laura Z. Barket for Theatre Nerd Productions, and executive produced by Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott for ShowTown Productions. ShowTown Theatricals is the general manager.

Tickets are $49-119, and on sale now through, or by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400. Please visit for a complete preview and holiday performance schedules. Regular performances will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm.

New World Stages is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Based on CDC and state guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include mask enforcement, increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements, vaccination or negative test verification, and more. These are subject to change. Ticket holders who do not comply with venue policies will not be admitted. You will be updated within fourteen days of the performance with the policies that will be in place at the time of the performance.

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