Outdoor Theatre at The Watermill Theatre


By Arthur Conan Doyle

Devised by the original company

Friday 21 May to Saturday 19 June

A mysterious murder, an ancient curse and a legendary detective…

  Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out summer run, join us on the wild moors of Dartmoor and prepare for cryptic chaos! Three actors play all the characters in this madcap version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story.  

Age guidance: 8+

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes including 20 minute interval

British Sign Language integrated performance

Saturday 12 June at 2pm

Audio Described performance

Saturday 19 June at 2pm, Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Watermill Theatre by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited on behalf of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. presents


Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

Friday 30 July to Saturday 4 September

At the ‘Time of the Very Beginnings’ the land is bustling with beasts, the sky is filled with birds and the ocean is teeming with fish. But there is one small problem: all the animals look the same!  

A spirited semi-staged concert that will take you back to nature this summer, telling a tale of courage, friendship and the power of an individual to make a difference.

Age guidance: 8+

Running time: approximately 2 hours including 20 minute interval

Audio Described performance

Saturday 4 September at 2pm, Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Relaxed performance
Saturday 21 August at 2pm 

The Restaurant Reopens

Make the most of your time at The Watermill by enjoying a pre-show drink or a bite to eat in the surroundings of our beautiful riverside setting.

Indulge in a two course pre-show lunch or dinner for only £18.50 per person, or choose something from our Light Bites menu. Our popular homemade cream teas are also being served on the lawn after matinée performances.

Dining service is currently available for ticket holders only.