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The Sign Of Four ONLINE

29 Jun 2020, Posted by admin in Latest3

From Sunday 5 to Wednesday 15 July we’ll be making our 2018 production of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four available to stream free online. It’s the latest of our past productions to be broadcast following the success of our streaming of Jane Eyre in May.

 

The world premiere production, adapted by Nick Lane from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, The Sign Of Four played to over 50,000 people in 70 towns and cities across the UK, the Netherlands and China between September 2018 and June 2019, ending with a week of performances at the Shanghai Grand.

Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is a breathtaking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.

When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case and together with his companion Dr Watson enters a murky world of deception and trickery, unravelling a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.

Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s stunning world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. Original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combine for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot!

The performance will premiere on Youtube on Sunday 5 July at 19:30 and it will be available to watch free of charge until Wednesday 15 July at 23:30 (UK time).

Artistic Director Adrian McDougall said, “Like any Sherlock Holmes tale, The Sign Of Four is so much more than a detective story. As well as being a cracking adventure, it offers an audience today a glimpse of Victorian attitudes towards Empire and ‘otherness’ that have largely (though not entirely) disappeared, lending the play particular resonance in the light of recent world events. I’m delighted that through each of our online shows, we are managing to offer some financial support to our artists, but we need public support in the form of donations to be able to continue doing so. Going forward we will be looking at increasingly sustainable ways to engage and entertain audiences”.

The performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four stars Luke Barton, Joseph Derrington, Stephanie Rutherford, Christopher Glover, Zach Lee and Ru Hamilton. Adapted for the stage from Conan Doyle’s novel and directed by Nick Lane, the production features original music by Tristan Parkes, set design by Victoria Spearing, lighting design by Claire Childs and costume design by Naomi Gibbs.

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four will premiere on Sunday 5 July at 7.30pm (UK time) on our Youtube Channel and it will be available to view until Wednesday 15 July.

 

How you can support us

Like so many in the arts and entertainment industry, we are facing an existential crisis as a result of the closure of theatres during the Coronavirus pandemic, and we can only continue to make our work freely available online with your support. There are a number of ways you can do this:

  • Please consider making a donation via our Donate page. It’s secure and takes less than a minute.
  • Purchase one of our professionally-produced play scripts. We have four titles available, including The Sign Of Four, and you can order and pay securely in our Shop.
  • Stay in touch with us online. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Also on HUB, join us for a virtual pre-show talk with the director and cast members.

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