Blackeyed Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes show to tour UK in 2024

Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear poster

Following its UK-wide success in 2023, Blackeyed Theatre is set to revive its acclaimed production of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear in Spring 2024.

The tour, visiting Bath, Derby and Dundee, will also include a three-week premiere in London at Southwark Playhouse Borough from 27 March – 13 April.

Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Nick Lane, The Valley of Fear promises a blend of adventure, mystery, and brilliant deductions. This production combines theatricality, original music, and gripping storytelling, making it a highly anticipated return for fans of the detective genre.

The story plunges Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson into a whirlwind of intrigue and murder. From the iconic 221B Baker Street to a moated manor house and the desolate Pennsylvanian Vermissa Valley, the duo encounters a maze of bewildering clues. They gradually uncover a web of corruption, a secret society, and the menacing shadow of Professor Moriarty.

Adapted by Nick Lane and with original music composed by Tristan Parkes, The Valley of Fear stars Bobby Bradley as Holmes, Joseph Derrington as Watson, Blake Kubena, Gavin Molloy and Alice Osmanski.

Artistic Director of Blackeyed Theatre Adrian McDougall said: “I’m thrilled to bring this fabulous adaptation back to the stage this Spring. It just happens to coincide with our 20th birthday, and it’s fitting that Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear is such a joyous (and thrilling) celebration of theatre.

“The production has so much in it to enjoy, from the performances to the design to the ingenious script, which manages to condense the novel’s two narratives into an exciting, stylish piece of theatre. I’m looking forward to audiences once again revelling in the opportunity to solve this epic mystery!”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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