(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Jan 23-25)

Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breath-taking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.

When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case and together with his companion Dr Watson enters a murky world of deception and trickery, unravelling a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.

Performances are at 7.30pm from Wednesday to Friday with a 2.30pm matinee on Thursday.

n Tickets are from £17-22 with concessions receiving £2 off and schools tickets £11.

Call 01743 281 281 for more details.


(Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Jan 20)

One of the world’s most accomplished stars of the West End and Broadway Stage. Ramin Karimloo will return to the UK to perform his exciting new show “From Now On”.

Ramin’s unique style of revisiting celebrated songs from musical theatre in a sublime folk style has won him an army of fans around the world.

His stage work has seen him perform across the globe in some of the world’s most acclaimed productions and taking lead roles in Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, Les Miserables, Anastasia, The Secret Garden, Chess and Murder Ballad

Come be part of the RK community and join Ramin and friends for an intimate evening of great storytelling and music.

n Tickets are £27.50 with a wine and dine option at £47.50 (arrival at 6pm).

Call 01270 368 242 for more details.


(Theatr Clywd, Mold, Jan 19-Mar 2)

Jack Crabtree lives in North Wales, but was born in Rochdale in 1938. He is best-known for his social realist work of the 1970s and in 1974-75 was commissioned by the National Coal Board to present an artistic record of the changing face of the coalfields of South Wales.

In 1977 he was awarded a Fellowship by the German Federal Government to do a similar internship among the miners of the industrial Ruhr Valley. In 1991 the National Trust invited him to be artist in residence

Entry into the exhibition is free – call 01352 701521 for more details.