World Premiere

English Language Production


This new adaptation, commissioned by Polar Eclipse, takes one of literature’s most famous detectives, Sherlock Holmes, and transports him into a contemporary setting as he attempts to solve a new case of blackmail.


A well known public figure has, in his past, had a brief relationship with a club singer. Years later he announces his engagement to a socialite, only to discover that his ex-lover has incriminating evidence which threatens to damage his profile. Can Sherlock Holmes recover the files before his client is publically embarrassed? In his attempts to solve the case, with the help of his ally Dr Watson, Sherlock unexpectedly awakens the attention of his nemesis; Professor Morriarty, and in doing so, the two arch enemies embark on a journey which proves to be their most challenging battle yet.


This exhilarating world premiere brings together mystery, deception, blackmail and the battle of two brilliant minds to create a modern-day piece of new theatre celebrating this much loved literary character.

Polar Eclipse hosted a reading of the new script in 2015 with a production scheduled for 2016/2017.


Based upon the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, and the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle

Adapted and Directed by Neil Rutherford

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