Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne – Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 October

The highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre return to the Devonshire Park Theatre with a new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear which comes to Eastbourne for a strictly limited run from 6 – 8 October.

This thrilling final Sherlock Holmes novel has been inspiringly adapted to the stage. A gripping world premiere packed full of mystery and adventure, combining original music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling which fans of Blackeyed Theatre (The Sign Of FourFrankenstein and Teechers) have come to expect – and for those who’ve yet to experience one of their shows a true theatrical treat awaits!

A mysterious, coded message is received warning of imminent danger, drawing Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr Watson into a tale of intrigue and murder stretching from Baker Street to an ancient 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… Professor Moriarty.

Adapted by Nick Lane and with original music composed by Tristan ParkesThe Valley of Fear sees Luke Barton (One Man, Two Guvnors, Misterman) and Joseph Derrington (The Importance of Being Earnest, Animal Farm), who played Holmes and Watson respectively in The Sign Of Four, reprise their critically-acclaimed roles as the iconic duo.

The cast also includes Blake Kubena (VikingsThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) as Jack McMurdo and Detective White-MasonGavin Molloy (The AlchemistEastEnders) as Jack McGinty, Cecil Barker, Inspector McDonald and Moriarty, and Alice Osmanksi (Some Mothers Do Ave EmThe Entertainer) as Ettie Shafter, Mrs Hudson, Ivy Douglas and Captain Marvin.

Writer/Director Nick Lane comments, “Of all Holmes’ canon, The Valley of Fear isn’t a story I’ve ever seen brought to the stage – possibly because it’s two tales in one, almost – part of it taking place in England, another part in the US. It was a challenge, but an exciting one.”

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 October, nightly at 7.45pm and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £20 from box office 01323 412000 or online