Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four

Touring the UK from September 2018


by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane

Music composed by Tristan Parkes

Produced in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and South Hill Park Arts Centre


“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”

Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, 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!


Recommended for age 11+

Running time: Approx 120 minutes (including interval)


Spring / Summer 2019 Dates

Apr 15 - 20Theatre Royal
8pm (+2.30pm Thu, 4.45pm Sat)
Windsor01753 853 888Ended
Apr 24 - 25Eastwood Park Theatre
Giffnock0141 577 4956Ended
Apr 26 - 27Brunton Theatre
Musselburgh0131 6652240Ended
Apr 30 - May 4Devonshire Park Theatre
7.45pm (+2.30pm Wed & Sat)
Eastbourne01323 412000Ended
May 7 - 11Greenwich Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Thu & Sat)
Greenwich020 8858 7755Ended
May 14 - 18Festival Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed & Sat)
Malvern01684 892277Ended
May 21Palace Theatre
Mansfield01623 633133Ended
May 22 - 23Mercury Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Thu)selling fast
Colchester01206 573948Ended
May 24 - 25Theatre Royal
Margate01843 292795 Ended
May 28 - 29Civic TheatreRotherham01709 823621Ended
May 30 - June 1Stephen Joseph Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)selling fast
Scarborough01723 370541Ended
Jun 3 - 4Rhodes Arts Complex
7.30pm (+1.30pm Tue)
Bishop Stortford01279 710200Ended
Jun 6 - 7The Broadway Theate
7.30pm Thu / 1.30pm Fri
Barking020 8507 5607Ended
Jun 10 - Jul 7Tour of ChinaVariousNow Booking!

Autumn 2018 Tour Dates

DateTheatreTown / CityPhoneTickets
Sept 10 - 11Stahl Theatre
Oundle01832 273930Ended
Sept 12 - 15CAST
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Doncaster01302 303959Ended
Sept 17 - 18EM Forster Theatre
Tonbridge01732 304241Ended
Sept 20 - 22Connaught Theatre
7.30pm (+2pm Fri)selling fast
Worthing01903 206 206Ended
Sept 24 - 25Towngate Theatre
7.30pm (2.30pm Tue)
Basildon01268 205 300Ended
Sept 26 - 28Wilde Theatre
7.45pm (+2pm Thu)
Bracknell01344 484123Ended
Oct 2 - 3Hazlitt Theatre
Maidstone01622 758611 Ended
Oct 4 - 6Theatre Royal
7.30pm (+3pm Sat)selling fast
Bury St Edmunds01284 769505Ended
Oct 8 - 10Norwich Playhouse
7.30pm (Mon/Tue)
+1pm Tue & 10.30am Wedselling fast
Norwich01603 598598Ended
Oct 11 - 12Marina Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Fri)
Lowestoft01502 533200Ended
Oct 16 - 18Waterside Arts Centre
7.30pm (+1.30pm Wed)
Sale0161 912 5616Ended
Oct 19 - 20The Atkinson
7.30pm (+1.30pm Sat)
Southport01704 533333Ended
Oct 30 - 31Octagon Theatre
Yeovil01935 422884Ended
Nov 1 - 3The Haymarket
7.30pm (+2pm Sat)
Basingstoke01256 844244Ended
Nov 5 - 6Town Hall Theatre
Loughborough01509 231914Ended
Nov 8 - 10Garrick Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Lichfield01543 412121Ended
Nov 12 - 13Blake Theatre
Monmouth01600 719 401Ended
Nov 15 - 17New Theatre Royal
Thu & Sat 7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Fri 10.30am
Portsmouth023 9264 9000Ended
Nov 19 - 20Stantonbury Theatre
Milton-Keynes01908 324466Ended
Nov 21 - 22Cornerstone
Didcot01235 515144Ended
Nov 23 - 24Palace Theatre
Newark01636 655755Ended
Nov 26 - 27Mumford Theatre
7.30pm (2pm Tue)
Cambridge01223 352932Ended
Nov 29 - Dec 1Arena Theatre
7.30pm (+1pm Fri)
Wolverhampton01902 321321Ended

Spring 2019 Tour Dates

DateTheatreTown / CityPhoneTickets
Jan 21 - 22Wyvern Theatre
Swindon01793 524 481Ended
Jan 23 - 25Theatre Severn
7.30pm (+2.30pm Thu)
Shrewsbury01743 281281Ended
Jan 28 - 29Capitol Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Tue)
Horsham01403 750220Ended
Jan 31 - Feb 2Lighthouse
7.45pm (+2pm Sat)
Poole01202 280000Ended
Feb 5 - 9Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
7.45pm Tue-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat (+2.30pm Thu & Sat)
Guildford01483 44 00 00Ended
Feb 12 - 13Corn Exchange
Newbury0845 5218 218Ended
Feb 14 - 16Theatre Royal
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)selling fast
Winchester01962 840 440Ended
Feb 19 - 20Venue Cymru
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed)
Llandudno01492 872000Ended
Feb 21 - 22Swan Theatre
Worcester01905 611427Ended
Feb 25 - 26Brewhouse Theatre
Taunton01823 283 244Ended
Feb 28 - Mar 2Shanklin Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Isle of Wight01983 868000Ended
Mar 4 - 5Key Theatre
7.30pmselling fast
Peterborough01733 207239Ended
Mar 7 - 9Performing Arts Centre
7.30pm (+2pm Fri)
Lincoln01522 837600Ended
Mar 15 - 16Theater aan het Vrijthof
8.30pmselling fast
The Netherlands
+31(0)43 3505555Ended
Mar 18Parktheater
The Netherlands
+31(0)40 2111122Ended
Mar 21 - 22Harrogate Theatre
7.30pmselling fast
Harrogate01423 502116Ended
Mar 25 - 26Grand Theatre
Lancaster01524 64695Ended
Mar 27 - 28Charter Theatre
7.30pm (+1.30pm Thu)
Preston01772 804444Ended
Mar 29 - 30Middlesbrough Theatre
Middlesbrough01642 815181Ended
Apr 2 - 3Theatre Royal
Wakefield01924 211311Ended
Apr 4 - 5Broadway Theatre
Letchworth01462 681088Ended




Sherlock Holmes

Luke Barton

Dr John Watson

Joseph Derrington

Mary Morstan

Stephanie Rutherford

Thaddeus Sholto

Ru Hamilton

Dost Akbar

Christopher Glover

Jonathan Small

Zach Lee


Artistic Team


Director – Nick Lane

Composer – Tristan Parkes

Designer – Victoria Spearing

Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs

Lighting Designer – Claire Childs

Company Stage Manager – Russ Marquis

Education Advisors – Danielle Corbishley and Liz Allum












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