REVIEW: Play captures energy of Sherlock Holmes
Much like Arthur Conan Doyle’s fabled super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four buzzes with energy, wit and mystery.
Based on the author’s second Holmes novel, Blackeyed Theatre’s gripping and inventive adaptation sees the renowned occupant of 221B Baker Street and Dr Watson tackle the case of Mary Morstan’s missing father.
The great detective’s violin skills may be as questionable as ever but the show sings with a fast pace, innovative action and clever use of the cast and scenery.
With a strong script by Nick Lane and a talented cast including Luke Barton who captures the untamed spirit of the title character, this is a treat for Holmes fans and those who just like a good crime yarn.
It is at the Theatre Royal until tomorrow (October 6).
For tickets, visit www.theatreroyal.org/shows/sherlock-holmes-the-sign-of-four
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