It is also visits Crewe in the Midlands before going further afield to cities including Inverness and Croydon before it's final stop-off in Blackpool.
Billed as a 'grisly' murder mystery, it was anything but and its rather dated sound effects even made the audience giggle when Jack The Ripper whipped out his knife.
This play wasn't one of the original Conan Doyle stories but based on a more modern book that sees Holmes & Dr Watson drawn into the Whitechapel prostitute murders of Victorian London.
An underwhelming characterisation of Sherlock Holmes
While the plot and motive of this case were quite clever, the characterisation fell short. The script by Brian Clemens diluted Holmes' grand intelligence.
Gone was Holmes' enviable brilliance, his sharp edge and that special sense of genius. Instead the iconic detective was reduced to an amiable, sensitive fellow cooing over a new love interest.
Added to that, it was a slow-paced, tiresome show that lacked the thrills, spills and suspense of a who-dunnit.
The stage was simple too, using a backdrop of basic video graphics and dramatic, creepy music. Unfortunately, the music is also used as a time-filler and pads things out for at least a quarter of the show.
Surprisingly, there are a couple of well known names in this show, including Andrew Paul (one-time PC Quinnan in The Bill and Dan Jones in Coronation Street), Neil Roberts (Holby) and Kim Taylforth (London's Burning and Bad Girls).
Rather than the gripping crime capers and puzzles Holmes has become famous for, this production was a study in tediousness.
Sherlock Holmes & The Ripper Murders
Tickets cost from £9.50
July 21 - 25 - Malvern Festival Theatre
Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB