On This Day 2nd May

The Crown Diamond, ACD’s little-known Sherlock Holmes play, 1st performed OTD 1921. (You know it as ‘The Mazarin Stone’.) https://t.co/JzNAhtJR6p

The Crown Diamond: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes is a one-act play written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed at Bristol Hippodrome on 2 may 1921. The play was also performed at the Coliseum (London, UK) on 16-22 may and 29 august-4 september 1921 (28 performances).

The play is almost identical of his short story : The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone which was published a few months later in october 1921 in The Strand Magazine.


  • Sherlock Holmes : Dennis Neilson-Terry
  • Dr. Watson : Unknown
  • Billy : Unknown
  • Col. Sebastian Moran : Unknown
  • Sam Merton : Unknown
  • Producer : Stanley Bell

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