ISBN 978-1-304-73738-0



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s own adaptation of his story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is a thrilling theatrical escapade in which Sherlock Holmes outwits the evil Dr. Rylott who is plotting to do away with his young ward. Considered by Doyle as one of his favorite short stories, his adaptation of the classic locked room mystery exhilarated Victorian audiences.

This melodrama is as gripping today as it was when it was first produced. Based on his short story published in 1892, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted it for the stage in 1909. The play premiered at the Adelphi Theatre on June 4, 1910. After a successful production it toured throughout the following years. It was revived in London, 1921. The Broadway production opened at the Garrick Theatre on November 21, 1910. Long out of print, Theatre Arts Press is proud to present this new edition of the classic Sherlock Holmes play.


An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

A Play in Two Acts

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle