David MacGregor

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ 

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ

by David MacGregor

It’s the day before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by Anarchist assassins. The greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives, his career about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. This action-filled tale of royal debauchery, priceless gems, and gourmet food will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes’ most bizarre and tastiest case.

Production notes:

Character List:

SHERLOCK HOLMES: Consulting detective in his 30s-50s. DR. JOHN WATSON: Physician and author in his 30s-50s. IRENE ADLER: Adventuress in her 30s-50s. MARIE CHARTIER: Adventuress in her late 20s-30s. AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER: Chef, 50 years old (although leeway on either side of this age is fine). He has a large mustache. ALBERT EDWARD (BERTIE): Prince of Wales, 55 years old (although leeway on either side of this age is fine). A stout, well-fed man, he has a beard and mustache.

Setting: The rooms of Sherlock Holmes—June 21, 1897.

Run Time:1:45.

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé is part of a trilogy of Sherlock Holmes plays, with each play intended to stand entirely on its own. Each play features the same four fictional characters (Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, and Marie Chartier), but two different historical characters. In terms of chronology, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear takes place in 1888, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé occurs in 1897, and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine takes place in 1905.

Author

David MacGregor

David was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. He is a Resident Artist at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, where he has had eight productions: The Late Great Henry Boyle (2006), Vino Veritas (2008), Gravity (2010), Consider the Oyster (2011), Just Desserts (2014), Vino Veritas (2017), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear (2018), and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé (2019). The third and final play in his Sherlock Holmes trilogy, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine, will premiere at the Purple Rose when it is safe for theatres to reopen.

His holiday comedy, Scrooge Macbeth premiered at Theatre B in Fargo, ND in 2013, and his dark comedy, The Antichrist Cometh, premiered at Chameleon Theatre Circle in Minnesota in 2014.

His plays have been performed from New York to Tasmania, and his work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Applause, and Heuer Publishing.

In 2013, he adapted his play Vino Veritas into a film, which stars Carrie Preston (True Blood, and .... [FULL BIO]