Open air theatre at Castle Kennedy

The Casebook of Sherlock Homes cast
The Casebook of Sherlock Homes cast

The Chapterhouse open air Theatre Company are thrilled to announce they will be returning to Castle Kennedy Gardens with their brand-new adaptation of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes in August.

This year marks Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s 16th year of touring UK and Ireland, bringing to life some of literature’s best loved classics in magical outdoor performances that are great fun for all the family.

This summer they will be touring with six fantastic shows; Jane Eyre, The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Garden and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel by Laura Turner.

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing novice, a death in the convent and some very suspicious nuns, Holmes’ newest case promises to be his most terrifying and challenging yet. A murder mystery to be solved and a treasure to be found in this thrilling adaptation of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with family and friends in what promises to be a splendid evening of open-air theatre in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful venues.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes runs from 12th June until 9th September. For more details on where you can see a production this summer and for more information on how to buy tickets you can visit the website .

This brand new production, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, is the third Sherlock Holmes mystery that Chapterhouse Theatre Company have turned their hand to. They began by touring The Hound of the Baskervilles in 2013 and the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 2014. Now in 2015, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is proving to be one of the most anticipated shows of the summer.

“Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic characters of English literature and it’s been a real pleasure to create an original story featuring him and his associate Dr Watson. I wanted to take Sherlock and Watson right into the heart of the countryside where our productions are set as they visit a nunnery and discover a chilling murder. The show is designed to appeal to fans of the Sherlock Holmes canon as well as those who have not yet discovered the infamous detective; everyone can enjoy the twists and turns of this exhilarating murder mystery.” - Laura Turner, Script Writer.

“Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character. It is a great opportunity for myself as a director to reveal this new Sherlock Holmes adventure. This year Sherlock finds himself at the heart of a new mystery featuring nuns, monks and murder.” – Philip Stevens, Director.

Praise for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2014).

“I was easily drawn into the story and hooked to the end, which offered an extra special twist.” - Derbyshire Times. (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

“Laura Turner’s original Sherlock Holmes story, based on Conan Doyle’s characters, is deliciously tongue-in-cheek.”

A seance, a severed head in a pie sack, struggles and a swordfight [...] It all adds up to a thoroughly good evening’s entertainment.” - The Stage (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

theatre under the stars





LAURA KENT – Sister Veronica

EVE NIKER – Novice Elissa

BRYONY TEBBUTT – Novice Tabitha

LUKE DE BELDER – Brother Benjamin




Tickets and Information from Castle Kennedy Gardens (01581) 400 225

See Tickets (0871) 220 0260 or

In advance: Adult £12 / Child £8 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £36

On the night: Adult £14 / Child £10/ Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40

Gates open at 6.00pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Light refreshments available.