New dates have been announced for Blackeyed Theatre’s new adaptation of The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes novel.

And the good news is, the thrilling classic whodunnit is coming to the Swan in Worcester.

A spokesman said: “Having successfully mystified audiences throughout autumn 2018, this spectacular world premiere, adapted and directed by Nick Lane, will continue to tour to theatres across the UK throughout spring 2019, culminating in a four-week tour of China in June, and calling at the Swan Theatre, Worcester for two nights this February.

“When Mary Morstan arrives at Baker Street to request help following the mysterious disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr Watson are plunged into a murky world of deception and a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels. Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and, of course, one or two rather brilliant deductions, this faithful adaptation will combine original live music, high energy theatricality and ensemble storytelling.”

Director Nick Lane added: “I don’t think I know anyone over the age of ten who doesn’t know at least the name Sherlock Holmes. He is part of the literary fabric of this country – hugely popular and hugely adaptable – and his cases with Watson are a blueprint for so many crime novels, films, TV shows and theatre. We have approached this adaptation in a stylised way, which will appeal to avid fans of the novel as well as those who simply want to come to the theatre and enjoy a rattling good crime story!”

Audiences are being promised “original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combining for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot!”

The dates for the diary are February 21 and February 22, at 7.30pm

Tickets: 01905 611427.