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The game’s afoot with Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

After their sell-out performance of Jekyll & Hyde last year, Blackeyed Theatre return to The Capitol in January to bring to the stage a thrilling new adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel.
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.
Director Nick Lane commented: “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!”
Suitable for ages 11+
Performances: Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 January 7.30pm (Tuesday Matinee at 2.30pm). Tickets: £16 (Discounts for Concessions and Students), available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.comand via the Box Office: 01403 750220

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