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The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four

By Dr. Shanghai Low. Adapted from the short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Product Code: SJ4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 7-10 m, 2-4w.

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

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Doyle's classic tale is equal parts love story and baffling mystery: Why is governess Mary Morstan—in mourning for the disappearance of her father years before—suddenly receiving anonymous gifts of priceless pearls? Why was Bartholomew Sholto murdered with a poisoned dart behind a locked door in the highest tower of Pondicherry Lodge in Norwood? And how are both of these events tied to a secret society's blood pact taken 31 years before at the Red Fort in Agra? Only two men are suited to untangle these conundrum literary history's best-known and best-loved deductive genius, Sherlock Holmes, and his constant companion, John Watson. Based on the second of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories and combining elements and favorite characters from several more, this ode to Victorian stagecraft is wide open to all theatrical elements to spin its tale from the smoky environs of the second-floor rooms at Baker Street to the climactic steamboat chase down the Thames.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code SJ4000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 135 min


  • ISBN(13) 9781583422854
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"[This] sharp, sophisticated, highly intelligent world premiere stage adaptation works like a charm…It's a very tasty curry indeed." -Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"Sign of the Four encompasses sharp writing and acting… [This] exotic and dark new adaptation…is deliciously complex, and the resultant yarn positively beguiling." -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


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