Classic Conan Doyle mystery

Bury Theatre Workshop's production of The Sign of the Four ANL-160404-142039001
Bury Theatre Workshop's production of The Sign of the Four ANL-160404-142039001

Bury Theatre Workshop’s spring production is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of the Four.

The play is the second of Sir Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries and is directed by Josh Brown.

The year is 1888 and Sherlock is bored out of his mind knocking around 221B Baker Street.

Thankfully, Miss Mary Morstan presents Holmes with a case that can mentally stimulate him enough so as to lift him out of his drudgery.

An anonymous note has caused her to look again at her father’s disappearance. Among his possessions is a hand-drawn map that intrigues Holmes.

It is marked by the words; The Sign of the Four.

Involving many classical elements of a detective story, beginning with an investigation into the disappearance of Captain Morstan and culminating in the hunt for the great Agra treasure, theft, murder, corruption and treachery all play their part in this adaptation for the stage. 

Formed in February 2012, Bury Theatre Workshop is a community theatre group dedicated to the promotion and performing of the dramatic arts in Bury St Edmunds.

Forthcoming summer productions include Ladykillers and Much Ado About Nothing.