Tacit Theatre | A Study in Scarlet
The first adventure of Sherlock Holmes adapted for the stage with an ensemble cast and live music.
A Study in Scarlet, Tacit Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle,


A Study In Scarlet

Category: Past Shows

Adapted by

Lila Whelan & Greg Freeman


Nicholas Thompson

Musical Director

Annabelle Brown

Set & Costume Designer

Katharine Heath

Lighting Designer

Leo Steele

Sound Designer

Ella Wahlström

Fight Director

Ronin Traynor


Holly Ashton
Philip Benjamin
Edward Cartwright
Elliot Harper
Rhys King
Paul Lincoln
Stephanie Prior


Run Information:   UK tour to be announced soon.  Check back or join mailing list for details.

A young and ambitious Holmes at the outset of his career meets a war-ravaged, disenchanted Watson – discharged from the army after the horrors of the Afghan war – floating aimlessly around London and fast running out of money.

A gruesome discovery in a derelict house in Camberwell sets them on a trail of intrigue and revenge, which leads through Victorian London’s murky underbelly across the world to a Mormon settlement in Utah.

Join Holmes and Watson as they take their first steps together towards becoming one of literature’s most iconic duos.

Almost as whip-smart as the great detective himself‘ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A thoroughly enjoyable evening’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Such a deliciously fun night out that it feels impossible not to recommend it to everyone!‘ ★★★★The Public Reviews

‘ an excellent evening’ ★★★★ Whats Peen Seen

‘Nicholas Thompson’s cleverly conceived, entertaining production’ British Theatre Guide

‘Whilst not only a fine adaptation that is sure to delight Holmes fans, it is a great evening to showcase just how to fill a small space with such a delightful, relevant story with considerable talent.’ A Younger Theatre


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