Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four
A Victorian Melodrama
5-8 men, 1 woman, 1 boy: 7 total
Two Interiors (One Simple)/One Simple Exterior
Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A skillful and lively adaptation of one of the master sleuth's most famous adventures, successfully premiered at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. "…cleverly combines melodrama and comedy." —Variety. "…the show is overall good-humored and sometimes spectacular." —Atlanta Constitution. "The play never becomes a parody of the original but at times laughs along with it instead of at it." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Book/Item: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CURSE OF THE SIGN OF FOUR
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance.
THE STORY: Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere will be familiar with this classic tale of stolen treasure and murder, in which Holmes and Watson (aided after a fashion by the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) are pitted for the first time against the diabolic Professor Moriarty. At stake are the safety and fortune of the lovely Mary Morstan, whose late father has intended her to share in the riches of the long-lost Agra Treasure. The quest to resolve the baffling mystery (and murders) surrounding the whereabouts of the missing booty brings sudden danger to Holmes, romance to Watson and high adventure to all concerned. Taut and fast-moving, the play cleverly blends thrills and laughter as it deftly recreates "the romantic-melodramatic style of the period in which it takes place." Published with detailed suggestions for simplified staging, it is highly recommended for groups in every category.