By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 18:14 EST, 18 May 2014 | UPDATED: 06:50 EST, 19 May 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch's character Sherlock Holmes rarely lets an opportunity pass to poke fun at those closest to him.
And no doubt the detective would have had something to say if he could have seen the actor sporting an eye-catching pair of sunglasses inside London's Park Theatre on Saturday.
The 37-year-old's 1970s-style brown shades were hard to miss as he attended the venue's first birthday gala, hosted by Sir Ian McKellan.
Jokes on you: The Sherlock actor was spotted chatting to the theatre's artistic director Jez Bond outside the bash, hosted by Sir Ian McKellen