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The Great Detective is a ballet staged by the Sadler's Wells troupe in 1953. It was directed by Margaret Dale and Richard Arnell; Kenneth MacMillan played the roles of Sherlock Holmes and |Professor Moriarty; Stanley Holden played Dr. Watson and Dale herself played the female lead.

Notes[]

  • This is the only ballet to features the Holmes characters this writer personally knows of.
  • Mr. MacMillan was thought to be too young for the role of Moriarty.
  • Apparently the story was played for humour, which upset some critics.

Reference[]

The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook (book edited by Peter Haining, pages 86-88)

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