buneesi replied to your post: I was reading something over on thetoa…
i have *extensive* Holmes Family Does the West End headcanons, you’re making my mouth water
I feel like I would enjoy to hear about these headcanons. Do tell.
[lies down on therapist’s couch] Well, it all started when I realized my very favorite musical, Me and My Girl had a popular West End revival in 1985 (that ran for several years) with a new libretto written by Stephen Fry. (Tim Curry starred, Emma Thompson starred, it was great google: Lambeth Walk and tell me baby Sherlock didn’t steal some spoons to do the spoon jive secretly)
Actually before that even- before season 3 ever happened, I had this notion that My Fair Lady was Mummy’s favorite musical, and when Sherlock admitted to knowing it by heart, a surprised John admits that he always had a bit of a crush on Freddie Eynsford-Hill and Sherlock is like “Well, you do have a type.”
It’s really important to me that Mycroft is very stuffy about the whole matter, and really only cares for operetta (and is OF COURSE secretly a wonderful patter) and has been known to sing Gilbert & Sullivan in the bathub (Particularly may I point you towards “When I was a lad” from HMS Pinafore; ‘I thought so little they rewarded me, by making me the ruler of the Queens Navy’ )
Dad is happy to go along with whatever, but harbours a quiet disdain for Andrew Lloyd Webber. He’s not getting over Cats anytime soon (Don’t even get him started on Love Never Dies). I also have this feeling Dad is actually William Holmes, and accordingly, Mummy quite loves the song “Bill” from Showboat (‘I can’t explain, it’s surely not his brain that makes me thrill’) and when Sherlock was little….. just…. Just go google “My Boy Bill” from Carousel and try not to weep.
Sherlock is reliably fond of Sondheim, enjoying literate librettos like Sunday in The Park With George and Company. He has seen Sweeney Todd fourteen times. He has tickets to take Mummy to A Little Night Music, and will do his best to remain stoic through “Send in The Clowns”. He hates the “Park and Bark” musicals of the golden age, though he’ll make an exception for the occasional dance musical (surprise surprise) like Kiss me Kate or anything Gene Kelly ever made a film of (mmm Gene Kelly).
I will admit the only musicals I know are: Cinderella (kinda), Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and Singin’ in the Rain. I’m not really a musicals kind of gal.