They're back! The Tea Time Crew has returned: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower. And like the Great Detctive himself, they are doing something unexpected. Rather than finishing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's canon of Holmes, they are starting over at the very beginning with A Scandal in Bohemia.
A Scandal in Bohemia
was the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 Sherlock Holmes short
stories to be published in The Strand Magazine and the first
Sherlock Holmes story illustrated by Sidney Paget. Doyle ranked A Scandal in Bohemia fifth
in his list of his twelve favourite Holmes stories.
It was first published on 25 June 1891 in the issue of the
magazine dated July, and was the first of the stories collected in “The
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” in 1892.
While the currently married Dr. Watson is paying
Holmes a visit, a visitor arrives, introducing himself as Count Von Kramm, an
agent for a wealthy client. However, Holmes quickly deduces that he is in fact
Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein and
the hereditary King of Bohemia.
It transpires that the King is to become engaged to a young
princess. However, five years previous to the London
events of the story he had a
liaison with an American opera singer, Irene Adler, while she was serving a
term as prima donna of the Imperial Opera of Warsaw, who has since
then retired to
Fearful that the marriage would be called off, he had sought
to regain letters and a photograph of Adler and himself together, which he had
sent to her during their relationship as a token. The King's agents have tried
to recover the photograph through sometimes forceful means, burglary, stealing
her luggage, and waylaying her. An offer to pay for the photograph and letters
was also refused. With Adler threatening to send them to his future in-laws,
which Von Ormstein presumes is to prevent him marrying any other woman, he
makes the incognito visit to Holmes to request his help in locating and
obtaining the photograph.
Presented live, in voice.
NOTE: Due to scheduling, presentation of The Valley of Fear has been postponed - don't worry! We'll get to it!