The Hound of the Baskervilles
by 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 Company & Octagon Theatre Bolton
“Rib-bustingly hilarious.” The Times
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 Wakeman’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.
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.
“Unfailingly hilarious. A Masterpiece”
“Wonderfully barking spoof”
“Unashamedly crowd-pleasing affair”
“Sure to have you howling with laughter”
“Frightfully hilarious… brilliantly delivered… just what the doctor ordered”
The Bolton News
“Laugh Out Loud”
“This ingenious adaptation is a fabulous, exhilarating slapstick romp combining theatrical invention and wonderfully comic performances. Gloriously silly and a right hoot. I recommend you go and see it.”
Fairy Powered Productions
“A masterpiece of transformations”
“There were whoops from the audience by the end… a fun evening”
“A very clever and extremely funny twist… very entertaining”
North West End
“A fast, funny evening of entertainment by an incredibly talented cast”
North West End