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Everyone’s favorite detective, Sherlock & Watson, get the Sweet Tea Shakespeare LIT treatment.


Mystery, theatre, booze, and Shakespeare combine as everyone’s favorite detectives get Sweet Tea’s LIT treatment for the first time. A drunken, hilarious, cheeky take on some of literature’s most beloved characters. Sherlock and Watson are trying to solve a crime so classic you might call it Shakespearean, but they stop for a few drinks along the way. Will you join us in Fayetteville, NC for a night of mystery and absurdity, coupled with great music, drinking games, audience participation, improv, and not a few laughs? Elementary, my dear.

Tour Schedule (all shows begin at 7:30pm with live music preshow 45 minutes prior).

  • Friday, Dec. 2, 2022: Arts Council of Fayetteville Cumberland County | 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 | The Church Entertainment Lounge at Paddy’s Irish Pub | 2606 Raeford Rd Suite B, Fayetteville
  • Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 | Hugger Mugger Brewing | 229 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
  • Friday, Dec. 16 | TBD,
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 | FayPieCo | 253 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC

 Sweet Tea Shakespeare aims to make Shakespeare & classic stories more accessible to everyone, and what better way to do that than by performing one of these famous works while encouraging the audience to drink along? No LIT, Sherlock will be touring to various locations throughout the region, so check out the and come raise a glass to the Bard! We suggest LIT shows be for adults, as they blend stripped-down Shakespeare plays with improv, games, and a relaxed, pub-like environment.

Live Music Preshow

Most of our in-person and full-length online productions feature preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (also known as “WOCO”). Along with music, enjoy plenty of warm hospitality and ways to engage, from bidding on special seating, which we call “Chair Paravel,” to adorning Sweet Tea Shakespeare swag available for purchase, to yard games and activities.

Tickets and Memberships

All performances, whether in-person or streaming, are available via standard ticketing on our website at Sweet Tea Shakespeare Members may receive single or multiple tickets to in-person productions, depending on Membership level. Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member at


Purchase tickets at

Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member: Monthly and annual members receive special advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, complimentary ticket exchanges, stickers, totes, and other sweet merchandise, and much more. For information on becoming a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member go to

No outside food or beverages; no coolers.

Some events have age recommendations/restrictions, e.g. STS Hours have some adult language and therefore are recommended as PG-13 appropriate, LIT events are generally for adults 18+.

Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Facebook page at

We offer no refunds for purchased tickets for any reason. Please be aware we perform outdoors in high heat and humidity, and the chairs we provide are sometimes regular folding chairs. We always invite audience members to make adjustments for their own comfort, sight lines, and out of kindness for others. 

Contact Information

Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email or


Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a not-for-profit theatre company and training ground inspired by Shakespeare and the early modern period in spirit and operation. Sweet Tea Shakespeare operates in Fayetteville, Raleigh, and points beyond in North Carolina.

STS gathers diverse communities around a common table to delight in the magic of story, song, and stagecraft.

STS offers plays with pre-show activities featuring live music, Sweet Tea Shakespeare variety hours, LIT traveling shows, and other miscellaneous events. Purchase tickets at

Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a theatre & music company based in Fayetteville NC. We also do Shakespeare in Raleigh NC, Shakespeare in Sanford NC, Shakespeare in Elizabethtown NC. We do occasional musical theatre. We do school performances. We have a drunk Shakespeare series called LIT. We have a young company called Green Tea.