The Hound of the Baskervilles
Based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
30 Jan - 11 Mar
"Sir Henry Baskerville?"
"We were expecting a Canadian accent..."
"Yes, I can't do one"
Sir Charles Baskerville has been killed on Dartmoor - apparently by the spectral black hound that has haunted his family for generations - and Sherlock Holmes, along with his faithful sidekick Dr Watson, and the current heir, Sir Henry, are called upon to investigate. Why do Sir Henry's trousers mysteriously disappear? Why do Mr and Mrs Barrymore, the butler and housekeeper, never appear in public together? Will Dr Watson and Sir Henry succeed in crossing Grimpen Mire without being sucked into treacherous bogs or choked by dry ice?
A trio of actors play everyone (more than once!) in this frenetic, hilarious attempt at Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale. The fourth wall is well and truly destroyed as our troupe bicker with the audience, overdo the characterwork and completely give up on some of the trickier accents, all in the name of theatre!
"A production of frenetic energy"
"Fourth-wall-breaking, laugh-out-loud satire from the first minute until the last" ✭✭✭✭✭