Tuesday 18th October 7.30pm / Main House


1894. Watson is alone. A broken man. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight. Time for Watson to tell his story… 

A tale of long buried secrets, betrayal and death! There is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider’s web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a long game and Holmes and Watson must face their greatest ever challenge. 

 Based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, written with Bert Coules (BBC’s The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Cadfael & Rebus) and performed by Tim Marriott (The Brittas Empire, Allo, Allo, Love Type D).

★★★★★ ‘A damn fine play!’ Weekend Notes

★★★★★ ‘Utterly Brilliant!’ EdinburghFringeReview

★★★★ ‘A grippingly fine display – outstanding.’  Broadway Baby



Edinburgh Fringe Lustrum Award winner 2019 
The Scotsman Fringe Favourite 
Adelaide Fringe – Sunday Mail Award, Best Solo Show
Amnesty International Certificate of Achievement 
Brighton Fringe – Best New Play (Nominated)

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 18th October 7.30pm


Standard: £16.00 | (premier seating available for an additional £2)


Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.