Théâtre Sans Frontières presents Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

Be enthralled by this exciting and thrilling mystery, featuring a feisty heroine, struggling with and overcoming a domineering presence in her life.

With everything we’ve come to expect from a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery set in 19th century England, this is also a story that confronts many issues relevant to a 21st century audience.

Join us at 7pm on Thursday 24th March at Headway ArtSpace to be enticed into a world of suspense with edgy live music, Gothic motifs and melodrama. Suitable for ages 10+.

Tickets are available online from Eventbrite and direct from Headway Arts Box Office (cash only.)


This production will also appeal to schools, years 5-9, fitting well with English (KS2/3), History curriculums (KS2 – The Victorians) and Drama. This will be an exciting, visual and spell binding treat for students covering these topics, enlivening the curriculum through dramatic conflict and highlighting its relevance for 21st C times. Contact us for school group rates: or 01670 351 962.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Scope
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust