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This article was published 3/7/2019 (659 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
All the potboiler boxes get ticked in By the Book Productions’ version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four: conspiracy, cryptic messages, a peg-legged villain, poison projectiles, murder and a treasure, which also hampers a budding love story between Dr. John Watson and Mary Morstan.
Three lively Torontonians mount this slightly madcap 60-minute version of the mystery where the deerstalker is passed amongst them as they take turns portraying all of the characters in question. The role-switching sets a lively pace (and adds a touch of farce) to the Victorian action as Holmes and company solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Mary’s father. It’s jam-packed (and a little ragged) so be warned: blink and you’ll miss something. The bits and pieces of the solution come at you fast.
— Wendy King