THERE will be plenty of drama at The Haymarket this autumn, starting with Tabs Productions which brings to the stage romance, blackmail, and heroism with its production of The Scarlet Pimpernel from September 26 to 29.

Against the background of the French Revolution and the guillotine, the 'cleverest woman in Europe' Marguerite St. Just is torn between three men - her husband, her brother and the power-hungry, aristocrat-hating Chauvelin.

As the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel swashbuckles his way through Paris, will he be in time to save the life of yet another innocent victim? Or will Marguerite's past come back to haunt her and snatch her from her new life as the wife of the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney … to the guillotine?

Blackeyed Theatre returns to The Haymarket, this time with a new stage adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four from November 1 to 3.

Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and, of course, one or two rather brilliant deductions.

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

Dad's Army Radio Hour, based on the BBC sitcom by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, will come to The Haymarket on November 27.

Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane, the two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original television series.

Celebrating 50 years of Croft and Perry's quintessential sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War, they present a selection of radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation.

Rumpus Theatre Company presents The Eleventh Hour by John Goodrum from November 28 to December 1 – a play which marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One.

Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts. And while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster are sent on one last mission into No Man's Land.

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