Audition: "Miss Holmes"

Latitude Theatre

About the project and the company

Latitude Theatre is holding auditions for “Miss Holmes”, by Christopher M. Walsh. Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Directed by Jane Ryan.


Miss Sherlock Holmes, one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, finds herself regularly incarcerated for behaviors deemed abnormal in a “respectable” lady. Dr. Dorothy Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in England that will hire female doctors. When a newlywed wife comes looking for help, the pair must work together to uncover secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. This thrilling murder mystery is a cunning, gender-bent take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective.

Important Dates

Auditions are March 10, 2024 (1:30pm-7pm) & March 11, 2024 (7-9pm).  Callbacks will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14.  Auditions and Callbacks will be in-person at Theatre Puget Sound (TPS).

Rehearsals begin June 2 on Sunday afternoons and Monday-Thursday evenings.  There will be no rehearsals June 21 – July 6.

Tech rehearsals and performances will be at TPS Center Theater beginning July 29.  The show runs August 2 – 25, 2024.

Location of Audition

Theatre Puget Sound

Other details

Casting Information

All actors, except Sherlock and Watson, will play multiple characters.

Latitude Theatre values diversity and inclusion in casting.  Actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, body types and abilities are encouraged to audition. 

BIPOC and other actors who identify as part of groups which have been historically underrepresented on stage are especially invited.

We recognize that most characters are written in the binary (she/her or he/him); we invite nonbinary, genderqueer, transgender and GNC actors to audition for the roles with which they identify.

Audition requirements

Please prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing for the audition, as well as a brief side (which will be provided). Demonstration of British accent ability is welcome, but not required.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Sherlock Holmes
late 20s - early 40s, femme-presenting, brilliant and eccentric. A keen observer and puzzle solver who disrupts the status quo. Not afraid of a fight.
Dr. Dorothy Watson
late 20s - early 40s, femme-presenting, intelligent and dedicated physician. Determined to make a difference in the world.
Lizzie Chapman
20s, a young wife looking for help. Would do anything for her husband.
Eudora Featherstone
40s-60s, a strong-willed older Victorian woman and grieving mother.
Mrs. Hudson
40s-60s, Sherlock’s disapproving, but tolerant landlady.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
40s-60s, first woman in England to qualify as a physician and surgeon; insightful.
20s, Eudora Featherstone’s protective maid.
30s-60s, a washerwoman and mother, part of Sherlock’s network.
Mycroft Holmes
30s-50s, Sherlock’s older brother and guardian. The Man making things happen within the government.
Geoffrey Lestrade
late 20s-40s, the epitome of a Scotland Yard detective.
Thomas Chapman
30s-50s, Scotland Yard detective with an unsavory reputation.
Dr. Michael Stamford
late 20s-40s, a respected physician and admirer of Dr. Watson.
Edwin Greener
30s-60s, an army veteran and small-time criminal, a rather shady character.
late 20s-40s, Eudora’s nephew, with hopes for inheritance; both fawning and controlling.
any age, the man in power at Bedlam asylum.
Orderlies, Vagrants, Londoners
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

March 10, 2024 (1:30pm-7pm) & March 11, 2024 (7-9pm)

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$400 $400

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

by invitation, March 13 and 14 (7-9pm)

Submission instructions

E-mail to schedule an audition.  Please include a headshot or photo, resume and your preferred audition time.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract