Discover the man within the machine.
Follow the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Through the mystery, action, and cleverness woven throughout Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, MY DEAR WATSON looks beyond the realm of narrative and into the heart of the man himself...that is, if he has one at all. In this dramatic musical told from the perspective of Dr. Watson, we are forced to reanalyze and redefine love and friendship for a man who is seemingly incapable of both. Is there a man in the machine?
Recommended for ages 13+
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
"'Of all the great literary characters, there are a lot of lovers and fighters. There aren’t a lot of heroes who are thinkers.'" - Orlando Sentinel, June 2017
"[My Dear Watson] is a dramatic musical that seeks to look into the chilly, very elementary heart of the detective." - New York Social Diary, June 2017
"The production will be funded in part by The Conan Doyle Estate, the family estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories from 1887 to 1927." - Broadway World, June 2017
"It combines quotes, characters, and plot elements of several original Conan Doyle stories...all tied together in an original way." - The Conan Doyle Estate, 2017
"...[Bartschi] was committed to show the world that this character [Watson] can love and be loved." - Orlando Weekly, May 2017
"Sherlock Holmes is a great detective — and as the new musical “My Dear Watson” shows, he’s capable of love, too." - Metro US, July 2017
"The audience is taken all the way from Holmes and Watson's initial introduction to the showdown with Moriarty in only a couple of hours." - Rollins 360
Theatrical Mavericks at the New York Musical Festival - Observer
NYMF Interview: Jami-Leigh Bartschi on ‘My Dear Watson’ - Stage Buddy