About this event

Step back in time and experience this festive Sherlock Holmes holiday adventure in a special one-night-only dramatic reading happening LIVE and IN-PERSON at Guild Hall! Space is limited! Get your tickets now!

The Story: December. London, 1889. A recently-married Dr. Watson visits his friend, Sherlock Holmes, to convey his Christmas greetings, but both become involved in solving the theft of a priceless gem – secreted inside a goose – which they pursue all over London.  A play about forgiveness and friendship restored.

Adapted by Andrew Joffe from the short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Directed by DeLisa M. White. Featuring Greg Oliver BodineAndrew JoffeAnnalisa Loeffler, and Paul Singleton.

All proceeds will go to benefit the charitable programs of EAG and NYC's professional performing artists in need.

"Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward!”
-- Sherlock Holmes, from The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Rave Reviews & Testimonials:

"A charming adaptation...it overflows with the true spirit of the season! Paul Singleton gives us brief glimpses of the emotional loneliness behind the pipe-chomping Holmes' piercing intellect and deftly illuminates the famous sleuth's unswerving moral passion." --BACKSTAGE

About Sign of Four Productions:

SIGN OF FOUR Productions is a new theatrical production company dedicated to presenting adaptations, readings, original plays, pastiches, sketches and radio dramas about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

EAG's Covid Safety Rules:

​Guild Hall is a fully vaccinated facility. Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated, provide in-person proof of vaccination, and, per CDC guidelines for areas of high transmission, wear a mask while in the space (unless they are a performer on stage during a performance or rehearsal). As a fully vaccinated venue, we are reopening at full capacity (a maximum of 65 bodies in the space). For more details please visit www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.


Directions: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild (EAG)/Guild Hall is located at 1 EAST 29th STREET, NYC 10016 (midblock between Madison and Fifth, between #3 and #9 East 29th Street) on the second floor of the Church of the Transfiguration (aka the Little Church Around the Corner). We are NOT the big church on the corner of Fifth Avenue; that's Marble Collegiate. When you arrive at the Little Church, enter through the main gate and go through the garden to the door marked Guild Hall (between the main doors into the church and the door to the parish office).

Getting Here: The closest subways are the R/W or 6 at 28th Street or the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W at 34th Street/Herald Square. If you are arriving by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, or M7.

Lobby: Guild Hall does NOT have a lobby or waiting area. You are welcome to enjoy the Little Church’s garden (weather permitting) if you arrive before the house opens.

Accessibility: Guild Hall is not a fully ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all patrons. Guild Hall is located up one flight of stairs (20 steps). There is no elevator; however, a stair chair is available for those who need assistance making it up to or down from Guild Hall. EAG’s staff will be happy to assist you upon request.

Late seating: With our current COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place, we cannot guarantee late seating.

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