Having successfully mystified audiences throughout autumn 2018, the stage version of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, adapted and directed by Nick Lane, will continue to tour to theatres across the UK and will be coming to Greenwich.

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. 

With music composed by Tristan Parkes, the cast of The Sign of Four features Luke Barton as Sherlock Holmes, Joseph Derrington as Dr John Watson, Zach Lee as Jonathan Small, Stephanie Rutherford as Mary Morstan, Christopher Glover as Dost Akbar and Ru Hamilton as Thaddeus Sholto. 

Director Nick Lane comments, 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! 

Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES from 7th – 11th May. Times: 7.30 pm, 2.30 matinee on Saturday. Admission: £15 – £21. Phone: 0208 858 7755.