Crammed full of adventure, mystery and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Valley Of Fear is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thrilling final Sherlock Holmes novel brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.
A mysterious, coded message is received, a warning of imminent danger, drawing Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr Watson into a tale of intrigue and murder stretching from 221B Baker Street to an ancient moated manor house to the bleak Pennsylvanian Vermissa Valley. Faced with a trail of bewildering clues, Holmes begins to unearth a darker, wider web of corruption, a secret society and the sinister work of one Professor Moriarty.
Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s stunning world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear. Original music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combine for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot!
Student tickets are available at £9.50 when booked as a school group. One free teacher ticket for every nine students booked. For bookings of 25 or more, online access to an HD recording of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear is included in the cost of your booking. Contact box office on 0161 912 5616 for more information or to make a booking.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane
Music by Tristan Parkes
Set Design by Victoria Spearing
Costume design by Naomi Gibbs
PRESS + REVIEWS
“The tall, heroic-looking Luke Barton makes a jolly impressive and charismatic Sherlock” Stage Review
“Luke Barton as the infamous Sherlock Holmes provides a dashing and sophisticated take on the well-known character. His good looks, smooth voice and clipped accent successfully convey the world-weary detective eternally in search of stimulation” The Guildford Magazine
“Luke Barton fully engages as the young, elegant Holmes, a man of cool, pedantic, objective logic and racing intellect, a man who reaches quickly for needle (and/or violin) when bored but springs to life once the game is afoot. Joseph Derrington is the cuddly, personable Watson with gammy leg, constantly exasperated by his friend, yet brimful with admiration.His narration and asides work wonderfully and he’s not at all the bumbling, baffled buffoon of some incarnations.” Mature Times
120 mins, plus interval