Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to welcome Blackeyed Theatre back with their thrilling new adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel. This is the spectacular world premiere tour of the show, adapted and directed by Nick Lane with music composed by Tristan Parkes..

When Mary Morstan arrives at Baker Street to request help following the mysterious disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr Watson are plunged into a murky world of deception and a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels. Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and, of course, one or two rather brilliant deductions, this faithful adaptation will combine original live music, high energy theatricality and ensemble storytelling.

The cast features Luke Barton as Sherlock Holmes (The Unexpected Guest, Misterman), Joseph Derrington as Dr John Watson (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Canterville Ghost), Zach Lee as Jonathan Small (Bouncers, Glass Menagerie), Stephanie Rutherford as Mary Morstan (Kubla Khan, Mirror Mirror), Christopher Glover as Dost Akbar (Peckham The Soap Opera, Eastenders) and Ru Hamilton as Thaddeus Sholto (Tipping the Velvet, Peter Pan).

Director Nick Lane talking about the production said: “I don’t think I know anyone over the age of ten who doesn’t know at least the name Sherlock Holmes. He is part of the literary fabric of this country – hugely popular and hugely adaptable – and his cases with Watson are a blueprint for so many crime novels, films, TV shows and theatre. We have approached this adaptation in a stylised way which will appeal to avid fans of the novel as well as those who simply want to come to the theatre and enjoy a rattling good crime story!

Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four is produced by Blackeyed Theatre in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell and supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at or visit the theatre in person.