Script: Jerome Coopersmith
Music: Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel and Jerry Bock
Lyrics: Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel and Sheldon Harnick
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Loosely based on the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, it is set in and around London in 1897, the year in which England celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria (an event marked by an elaborate royal procession depicted by Bil Baird's marionettes). The musical veers from Conan Doyle's work in that Irene Adler becomes an associate of Holmes rather than his opponent, thus allowing an element of romance between the two.