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Anonymous asked:

i think this sounds really cool. but i'm a little confused, and probably really late to this party. lol. so is this going to be like an on-stage thing or a youtube thing or...what? and i'd like to help out any way i can. this sounds really interesting.

I’m thinking that this will be done on-stage and videotaped on a later date of the performance, kind of like AVPM/AVPS, and the script and music could be informally published so anyone who wants to put on their own home production can. 

-Jacqui 

I haven’t forgotten about this project at all!

I plan on writing up a basic draft of the play as my NaNo novel (even if it’s not really a novel), and I’ll be posting a few scenes (as google docs) as I move along for feedback. This is all just to have a starting point, and I’ll turn to you fabulous folk when I need ideas (which will probably be fairly often). I’m still open to all sorts of suggestions, so feel free to keep submitting things! 

-Jacqui 

PS: Can I make Irene Adler a guidette? I mean, in the canon she’s from Jersey and is apparently some sort of singer/actress… 

I was wondering the other day if perhaps, plotwise, we could sort of make the first act an adaptation of a mixture of cases - A Scandal in Bohemia, the Sign of Four, etc, with it leading up to a bit of The Final Problem and have the first act end on the cliffhanger of Sherlock supposedly dying at Reichenbach, (though it might even be more interesting since a lot of the fans know this to make it someone else like John instead who “dies”). Then the intermission could include a slight joke about the Hiatus. Then the second act could be start of the Empty House with the “dead” character returning and the loose ends of the cases being slowly tied up.

Though having said that, I think an important thing to do to make it interesting is to really play with viewer expectation, and so mix everything up to make something new.

Perhaps also if instead of starting with John and Sherlock meeting, it was set after they’d met and they had, (in this cracky musical AU) already established relationships with all the characters, including ones like Irene Adler or Mary Morstan who we might want to include. Jim could even be a friend of theirs who was actually evil all along - the delivery guy or the neighbour or a fanboy of Sherlock’s.

Feedback and more ideas would be great, I just want to know if I’m going in totally the wrong direction with this or if I’m doing something right.

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I definitely like the idea of using bits of various stories, but how exactly they can be tied together in, say, a one-and-a-half-hour act is going to be tricky because they’re all so different, but if anyone can figure that out, it’d be great. I don’t want it to be too similar to “The Great Game” in the plot (with the end of Act/Series 1 being similar to “The Final Problem”), so that’s also a challenge, but I’ll give it all some thought. If it can be done while making it seem different enough from TGG, then I’m all for it. And John “dying” just may twist it up enough for it to work… :3 

And I am weirdly into the idea that Sherlock and Jim are ex-boyfriends who just had a really freakin bad breakup (and therefore would already know each other, and it’d give them a bunch of extra motives), but if anyone has any beef with this idea, let me know. And starting the play with John and Sherlock already living together might work well because it could save us some time that we’d have to waste explaining how they met. 

-Jacqui

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Don't know if it really furthers the plot, but what if there's a number where people are walking by and Sherlock is deducing everything about them - even (especially!) the unsavory bits ;D

Kind of helpful for introducing that aspect of his character, maybe. Could be the main cast recalling times when Sherlock deduced everything about them, too, which would also help reveal their characters.

I'm not skilled enough to write for it, haha, but just a thought! :) Can't wait to see this thing really take off!

I like this idea and can see Sherlock exposing the embarrassing parts of the other peoples’ lives at inappropriate times becoming an ongoing gag. It could be funny while being used to show that Sherlock really can’t be bothered to abide by social norms. 

-Jacqui 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Re: Plot Ideas
Since Sherlock Holmes is well in the public domain it wouldn't be a bad idea to comb Arthur Conan Doyle's canon for potential plot points. There's plenty there to work with.

That’s a good idea. I haven’t read the whole canon yet, but I definitely will add it to my summer reading ASAP in hopes of finding some good ideas. 

-Jacqui 

Potential plot idea- an evil delivery guy?

I know it’s probably been done before, but I like the idea of there being a delivery guy who is employed by Jim who tampers with whatever he’s in charge of delivering (jam, perhaps?). I don’t know if that’d be the whole plot or just a small part of it (like each of the little “games” in The Great Game), but I personally think it’d be really doable and can easily be filled with crack. 

Anyone like this idea? 

-Jacqui 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

In your post about having an original plot you mentioned "the forum". Is there a link to said forum?

(P.s. I am LOVING this whole idea)

Thanks! The forum can be found at http://wualityclob.freeforums.org/a-very-sherlock-musical-t211.html?sid=3fa548b295ccb75ed079006f2da8d25b. (that’s the thread just for the musical)

We’re thinking about keeping some of the exact details behind wraps so only people who are really involved on the blog/on the thread that I posted can see them/be aware of them before the first showing, but anyone’s welcome to join the forum and give some input on that thread. And yeah, it’s a multi-fandom roleplay site to boot (I’m Tom/Sheldon, for example). :3 

-Jacqui 

teacupsandcyanide asked:

re on the original plot idea:
I definitely think that's a good idea. Otherwise there just won't be any way to get a proper rise and fall action if we're working from the plots of three different episodes.

Another good point. 

I mean, I was originally thinking we could just make each of the episodes just a part of Jim’s game, but I agree that it’d be easier to write an engaging plot for a musical (that’d be written with a small stage and minimal equipment and budget in mind) that’s totally different. Plus, we wouldn’t have to worry about what happens in S2 if, say, Jim ends up dying. 

-Jacqui

Maybe an original plot would be a good idea.

On the forum, we’ve talked about how this might help us out in the long run. It might make it a bit harder to write songs for now, but if we have an original plot, we don’t have to worry about copyright issues, we can sneak in as many totally-non-canon moments as we’d like, we don’t have to worry about what happens if S2 ends in a cliffhanger or is really sad (it is Riechenbach, after all…), and we won’t have to worry about trying to compete with the real, original series that is already epic and hilarious, plus, continuity would probably be easier this way than trying to patch up bits of the series while leaving other bits out. Would you guys be okay with trying to come up with an original plot/mystery? Of course, we can still retain the idea of a few of the original scenes (where would we be without that Restaurant, after all?) and some of the one-liners that the fandom flipped over (like the shock blanket, Mrs. Turner’s married ones next door, and of course Anderson lowering the IQ of the whole street), and we’d keep most of the characters, so it’s not like we’re totally trashing everything from the series. 

Feedback would be cool, positive or negative. 

-Jacqui 

Oh god this is worse than anything I have ever done. Not the song its self, it’s just my voice… oh god.

lyrics!
S: Bought you a little getting to know you present. Thats what its all been for hasn’t it, all your little puzzles making me dance, all to destract me from this,
enter John
J: evening. this is a turn up, isn’t it sherlock
S: John. what the hell…?
J: bet you never saw this coming. what would you like me to make him say next?gottle o grear gottle o gear grottle o gear
S: stop it!
J: nice touch this the pool where little carl died. I stopped him I could stop john watson too. stop his heart.
S: who are you
M: I gave you my number I thought you might call. Jim moriarty Hi!
(sung)
Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just please to see me .
S:(both)
M: Someone else is holding the rifle I don’t like to get my hands dirty.
I’ve given you a tiny glimspe
Of how the world looks like to me
all those things I’ve got going on in the big bad world I’m a specialist you see
Dear jim will you fix it
dear jim will you fix it for me
Consulting criminal
and the best part is it never gets back to me.
S: (spoken) Consulting criminal. Briliant.
M: Isn’t it? No one ever gets to me and no one ever will.
S: I did.
M: you’ve come the closest. Now you’re in my way.
S: thank you
M: I didn’t mean it as a compliment.
S: Yes you did.
M: Yeah okay I did.
(Sung) I’ve cut loose all those little problems all those people the world just didn’t need
even 30 million quid just to get you to come out and play with me
But flirtings over sherlock
daddies had enough now
Take this friendly warning, my dear
Back off, now.
(spoken) although, I have loved this, this little game of ours. Playing jIm from IT playing gay. Did you like the touch with the under wear?
S: people have died.
M: thats what people DO!

Breaking it up into acts based on the 2 series?

I was thinking that maybe it’d be smart to break this up into 2 Acts, each one being based on one of the series, and there would be a Moff-esque cliffhanger riiiiight before the intermission. Does this idea shake your boat? Do you see any problems that could happen with structuring it like that? (I mean this is all assuming that we do follow the plot from the series at all.) 

-Jacqui 

lizdowhat asked:

Hey my sister is jame from thegreatjame (formerly known as rosiedewie)
I go to school for music and I have the software to transcribe any music if anyone has a way to send me the music, I can put it into finale with the lyrics and such. Also I might be able to help compose music if you need someone to. Let me know!

Thanks! I’ll definitely keep you in mind and add you to the “help” index. 

If you see a set of lyrics you like that don’t have a melody set to them yet, I think it’s pretty safe to go ahead and contact the person who wrote the song (they should be credited on the blog under the “songs” index) and ask them if they’d like to collaborate. That way, we’d get a more accurate feel as to what exactly the song would be like on stage. 

-Jacqui 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I realize this is really far in the future in terms of planning, which is why I put it on anon since I feel silly bringing it up now, but... I can sing. Quite well. I can't write music or lyrics, but I can sing, and I would love to lend my voice to this. :)

That’s great! You can film or record youself singing any of the songs and submit it, if you want.

-Bren

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