Origins of Boswell

Hi everyone, my name is David Harnois. By day I work in customer service, having previously worked professionally in theatre.  I am also a Sherlockian, Holmesian, Sherlock Holmes fan, elite devotee…whatever designation you want to put on it. 

To my knowledge, there have only been 2 complete audio recordings of the canon, and on screen the closest anyone came was Eille Norwood in the 1920s Stoll series with 47 stories, followed by Jeremy Brett in the Granada series with 41 of the stories. So why would I want to tread where others have gone before? Honestly…it sounded fun. I had played the role of Holmes in a production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily” by Katie Forgette, and some part of me just can’t let him go.

I was reading through the canon, and started thinking to myself how easy it really would be to just layout the straight text as a script. Again, it’s been done, so why do it again? Well, in this day and age, there is the opportunity to make this a real international Holmes adaptation by fans, for fans. Characters in the canon come from all over the globe, so should the voice actors; and unlike shooting a film or tv show, they don’t even need to leave their home to do it.

I want to do the whole thing; continuity errors, the uncomfortable attitudes towards other cultures, and everything else that comes up in the canon. My hope is to make a quality product that will appeal to old and new fans alike. If this sounds like something you want to try and help me with, click on the Auditions page.  Join myself, Caitlin, Jens, Margot, Nikki, and our other volunteers, and help make this a reality.

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