Geffen Playhouse – Mysterious Circumstances

This Season has been really terrific at the Geffen Playhouse with hit after hit. “Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic” is very well written and performed. For the mystery buff, this is an excellent evening of drama and intrigue. Playing now through July 21, 2019.

Written by Michael Mitnick

Inspired by The New Yorker article “Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic” by David Grann

Directed by Matt Shakman

Based on a true story, Richard Lancelyn Green, the world’s foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is found dead in his London apartment. With multiple suspects and competing motives, Green’s death raises questions that may be answered only by Holmes himself.


Previews: Wednesday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Extended through July 21st!

Opening Night: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Closing Night: Sunday, July 14, 2019


Hugo Armstrong as The American and others

Austin Durant as Conan Doyle and others

Leo Marks as Smith and others

Ramiz Monsef as Watson and others

Helen Sadler as Touie and others

Alan Tudyk as Richard Lancelyn Green and Sherlock Holmes


Monday                       No performance

Tuesday – Friday         8:00 p.m.

Saturday                      3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday                         2:00 and 7:00 p.m.


Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $120.00. Available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, by phone at 310.208.5454 or online Fees may apply.

Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public 30 minutes before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General / $10.00 Student

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