Joseph Derrington discusses playing Dr Watson in The Valley of Fear
For our latest podcast, we sat down with Joseph Derrington, who is getting ready to hit the road with Blackeyed Theatre, in their latest production, Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear.
Joseph will be reprising his role of Dr Watson, a role he first played in their production of The Sign of Four. This time out the show takes them from Bakers Street all the way to the bleak Pennsylvanian Vermissa Valley, all via stages in London, Dundee, Derby and Bath.
We discuss the show, what it’s like playing such an iconic role, and why he is now compelled to keep the beard until his passport expires.
You can find more infotmation and tour dates for The Valley of Fear here.
Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear
Following UK-wide success in 2023, Blackeyed Theatre is reviving its acclaimed Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear in Spring 2024, including a three-week London premiere at Southwark Playhouse Borough. Adapted by Nick Lane from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear is crammed full of adventure, mystery and one or two rather brilliant deductions. This thrilling show makes a much-anticipated return in a production combining stylish theatricality, original music and gripping storytelling.
When Sherlock Holmes receives a mysterious coded message, warning of imminent danger, he and the faithful Dr Watson are drawn into a tale of intrigue and murder stretching from 221B Baker Street to an ancient, moated manor house to the bleak Pennsylvanian Vermissa Valley. Faced with a trail of bewildering clues, Holmes begins to unearth a darker, wider web of corruption, a secret society and the sinister work of one Professor Moriarty.
9th – 10th March: Artsdepot, North Finchley
13th – 16th March: Dundee Rep
19th – 23rd March: Derby Theatre
27th March – 13th April: Southwark Playhouse Borough
16th – 20th April: Theatre Royal Bath
Booking link for all dates can be found here.