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Alan Tudyk Stars in Sherlock Holmes-Inspired Mysterious Circumstances

Tudyk takes the stage at the Geffen Playhouse.

Geffen Playhouse has released photos from its world-premiere production of Mysterious Circumstances, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by artistic director Matt Shakman. Previews for Mysterious Circumstances began June 12, with an opening night on June 19.

A scene from Mysterious Circumstances at the Geffen Playhouse.
(© Jeff Lorch)

The cast features Emmy Award nominee Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Richard Lancelyn Green and Sherlock Holmes, as well as Hugo Armstrong as the American and others, Austin Durant as Conan Doyle and others, Leo Marks as Smith and others, Ramiz Monsef as Watson and others, and Helen Sadler as Touie and others.

Alan Tudyk as Richard Lancelyn Green in Mysterious Circumstances.
(© Jeff Lorch)

Mysterious Circumstances is inspired by the New Yorker article "Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic" by David Grann, and based on a true story. In it, Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is found dead in his London apartment. With multiple suspects and competing motives, Green's death raises questions that may be answered only by Holmes himself.

Ramiz Monsef and Alan Tudyk in Mysterious Circumstances.
(© Jeff Lorch)
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