Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Following its UK-wide and digital success, Blackeyed Theatre’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear will come to MAST Mayflower Studios from 2 to 4 February 2023.

This gripping world premiere is full of mystery and adventure, combining original music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

The Valley of Fear is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thrilling final Sherlock Holmes novel brought to life.

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 and 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.

Adapted by Nick Lane and with original music composed by Tristan Parkes, The Valley of Fear sees Luke Barton (One Man, Two Guvnors, New Wolsey/Nuffield Theatres UK Tour) and Joseph Derrington (The Importance of Being Earnest, MAC Belfast) reprise their critically acclaimed roles as the iconic duo Holmes and Watson.

The cast also includes Blake Kubena (Vikings, Amazon Prime/History Channel), Gavin Molloy (The Alchemist, Riverside Studios) and Alice Osmanksi (Some Mothers Do Ave Em, UK Tour).

“We’ve been so heartened by the audience reaction to The Valley of Fear,” explains Artistic Director, Adrian McDougall.

“There’s so much to enjoy, from the performances to the design to the ingenious script, which manages to condense the [2] novel’s two narratives into a joyous, stylish piece of theatre. And how lovely that audiences are reveling in the opportunity to help solve this epic mystery!”

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear is produced by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell.

Tickets for Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear (2 – 4 February) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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