Blackeyed Theatre has announced a digital stream for Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear, which will be available to watch online worldwide from Thursday 20th October. Currently touring the UK, this electric adaptation is full of mystery and adventure, and combines original music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling for an unforgettable theatrical experience.
After delighting global audiences with their international tour of Sherlock Holmes and The Sign of Four, Blackeyed Theatre has returned with this gripping world premiere. Now international audiences have the chance to see Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, which is being met with rave reviews on its UK tour.
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.
Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear will be available to watch on a TV, phone, laptop, desktop or iPad in glorious (HD) technicolour. Online audiences can start the stream at any time after purchasing, and have 72 hours to watch the content from when they first access it.
As part of Blackeyed Theatre’s aim to make theatre more accessible to young audiences, the recording is also being made available free to any school booking 25+ tickets to see the play in-person, giving teachers and students the chance to revisit the production later in class.
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; Misterman, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse) and Joseph Derrington (The Importance of Being Earnest, MAC Belfast; Animal Farm, Royal & Derngate Northampton) reprise their critically-acclaimed roles as the iconic duo Holmes and Watson. The cast also includes Blake Kubena (Vikings, Amazon Prime/History Channel; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Blackeyed Theatre), Gavin Molloy (The Alchemist, Riverside Studios; Everything Must Go, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; Eastenders, BBC), and Alice Osmanksi (Some Mothers Do Ave Em, UK Tour; The Entertainer, Curve Theatre/Simon Friend UK tour).
Artistic Director of Blackeyed Theatre Adrian McDougall comments, Sherlock Holmes is a worldwide phenomenon, so I’m delighted to be making The Valley of Fear available online to a broader audience. Of all Conan Doyle’s Holmes novels, The Valley of Fear is possibly the least well known and very rarely seen on stage, so I’m hopeful that fans of the great detective, along with those who love great theatre, will tune in. It’s an epic story that spans continents, so it seems fitting our production will do the same!
Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear is produced by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell.