Lima, NY— Lima Christian School is pleased to present the play, Sherlock Holmes: the Baker Street Irregulars on Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm. The play will take place at the Honeoye Falls-Lima high school auditorium in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Adapted by Eric Coble, Sherlock Holmes: the Baker Street Irregulars is a play based on a series of graphic novels by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood. In the show, Sherlock Holmes has gone missing, and crime floods the streets of London. Enter the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of street children hired occasionally by Sherlock to assist with cases. The group bands together not only to prove that Sherlock is still alive, but also to find the mayor’s missing daughter, untangle a murder mystery from their own past, and face the masked criminal mastermind behind it all—a bandit who just may be the brilliant but evil Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ archnemesis.

The group of street children that Sherlock Holmes himself termed “the Baker Street irregulars” appear in two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. Led by a boy named Wiggins, the children collect information that Holmes himself cannot. The name “Baker Street Irregulars” was also used by a Holmes literary society founded in 1934 by journalist Christopher Morley. In addition, the group has been the focus of various televisions shows, films, radio dramas, video games, board games, graphic novels, and stage plays such as the one Lima Christian School is producing.

“As theatre comes back from the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to produce a show that would appeal to young and older audiences,” explained director Bethany Warsaw. “This play has everything – iconic characters, mysteries, fight scenes on top of a train, even a little bit of romance. It’s a wonderful way to escape real life for a little while.”

The students and directors at Lima Christian School have been working hard to continue to create theatre despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The Baker Street Irregulars marks Lima Christian School’s third play since Covid canceled their planned production of Mary Poppins in March of 2020. In December 2020 they live-streamed a production of Barbara Robinson’s famous children’s book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for a virtual audience. In May 2021 they performed Pat Cook’s Barbecuing Hamlet, a farce about a community theatre group, for a socially distanced live audience. The students are thrilled to join together again for this production despite the Covid precautions.

“There’s nothing like live theatre,” said Warsaw. “This past year we’ve discovered that you can watch theatrical productions online, but there’s nothing that compares to sitting in a dark theatre and experiencing a story with other people. I think we need the arts more now than ever to help us connect with each other, to share stories and experiences, especially as we begin to move past the pandemic and start focusing on healing and recovery.”

Masks will be required at the performances, regardless of vaccination status. Some rows of the auditorium will be sectioned off for guests wishing to maintain additional social distance.

For more information, call Lima Christian School at (585) 624-3841 or email Interim Principal Vicky Britton at Tickets are available at the school office, at the door, or online at