Sherlock Holmes heads to Winchester

A thrilling new stage adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel, by Blackeyed Theatre heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February.

This spectacular production has been adapted for the stage 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 cat features Luke Barton as Sherlock Holmes, Joseph Derrington as Dr 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!’


Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February. To find out more or to book visit or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.