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The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan Doyle adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus Suitable for ages 8+
15 - 20 November 2021 Main House, Salisbury Playhouse
The Hound

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Monday 15 - Saturday 20 November

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
Adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus
UK Tour Directed by Tim Jackson, Original Direction Lotte Wakeham 
Produced by The Original Theatre CompanyOctagon Theatre Bolton 

“Rib-bustingly hilarious.” The Times 

Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound… 

Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound…

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production.

World-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson are asked to unravel the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville.

With rumours of a cursed giant hound loose on the moors, they must act fast in order to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.

A hit in the West End, this ingenious adaptation combines an exhilarating collision of farce, theatrical invention and wonderfully comic performances to offer a brand-new twist on the greatest detective story of all time.

A whodunnit for all ages.

From the award-winning Original Theatre Company who brought you Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, the smash-hit comedy Invincible and the acclaimed Birdsong. 

Director Lotte Wakeham is Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton and has directed sell-out productions in London, New York, and throughout the UK.

 

Praise for the production (Bolton 2021):

★★★★ 'Unashamedly crowd-pleasing affair' The Stage

★★★★ 'Sure to have you howling with laughter' Opening Night

'Frightfully hilarious... brilliantly delivered... just what the doctor ordered' The Bolton News

'Laugh Out Loud' WhatsGoodToDo

Praise for the adaptation:

‘Rib-bustingly hilarious’ The Times

‘Wonderfully barking spoof’ The Telegraph

‘Unfailingly hilarious. A masterpiece.’ The Guardian

Starring Jake Ferretti (The Kitchen, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Understudy) as Sherlock Holmes, Serena Manteghi (Welcome To Iran, To Build a Rocket, Mrs Wilson) as Sir Henry and Niall Ransome (Mischief Movie Night, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Fcuk'd) as Dr. Watson . 

Original Direction is by Lotte Wakeham, Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton who has directed sell-out productions in London, New York, and throughout the UK. The UK Tour is directed by Tim Jackson (The Season, Royal & Derngate, New Wolsey, Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon). 

From the award-winning Original Theatre Company who brought you Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, the smash-hit comedy Invincible and the acclaimed Birdsong

 

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Tickets from £12

Please note this production includes flashing Lights, theatrical haze, gun shots and VERY loud noises

Running Time approx: 1 hour and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Suitable for ages 8+

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