Baker Street Readers return with ‘The Dying Detective’
James Gelter as Sherlock Holmes and Tony Grobe as Dr. Watson

Baker Street Readers return with ‘The Dying Detective’

BRATTLEBORO — It has been two and a half years since the Baker Street Readers have shared a SherlockHolmes story at the Hooker-Dunham Theater. But now they are back with a dramatic reading of The Adventure of the Dying Detective by Arthur Conan Doyle, to be performed on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.

Before the pandemic, the Readers presented a Sherlock Holmes story every month, all featuring James Gelter as Holmes and Tony Grobe as Dr. Watson, with special guest stars.

While they have remained active over the last couple of years by recording stories for their podcast and giving a live performance of A Christmas Carol last December, this will be their first chance to perform one of Conan Doyle's stories since their hiatus began.

The Adventure of the Dying Detective finds Dr. Watson happily married and living away from Baker Street. But when Mrs. Hudson, Holmes's landlady, visits and warns him that Sherlock Holmes is deathly ill, Watson rushes back to his old rooms in Baker Street to attend to his dear friend.

With the threat of death imminent, Holmes and Watson are forced to face certain truths about the nature of their friendship and test how far the bounds of respect between them can be stretched before they break. Yet even as he lies dying, Holmes seems to have one last trick up his sleeve. Can he survive long enough to reveal it?

This month's reading will feature Ian Hefele, and Dawn Grobe as Mrs. Hudson. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5. The Hooker-Dunham Theater requires all audience members to provide proof of vaccination and to remain masked while inside the theater.

For more information, visit To listen to their podcast, search “Baker Street Readers” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts. To support the Readers on a monthly basis, find them on Patreon.

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