The Crucifer of Blood (play 1982 with Paul Aspland)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Crucifer of Blood is a Canadian play written by Paul Giovanni and directed by Paul Aspland, performed by The Swan Theatre Company at the Theatre Aurora (Aurora, Ontario, CA) from 8 to 25 july 1982 (12 performances), starring Paul Aspland as Sherlock Holmes.

The play is an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel : The Sign of Four (1890).


  • Sherlock Holmes : Paul Aspland
  • Other actors : Mark John Fiddes, Peter Francis Fiddes, Andrew Foot, Christine Hamley, Edward Little, Antony Marshall, Fraser Milne, Leif Olsen, Duan Lal Plas, Anthony Shipston, Donald Stevens, Melinda Tomlinson.


  • Director : Paul Aspland
  • Playwright : Paul Giovanni
  • Stage Manager : Brian Shipston
  • Sound : Robert Penney
  • Lighting : Barbara Milne
  • Setting : Bob Vink
  • Set Painting : Ricardo Cattapan
  • Costume : Maureen Westlake
  • Properties : Raye Shipston, Maureen Westlake
  • Technical Director : A. Shipston
  • Production Stage Manager : Barbara Milne