The People’s Theatre in Heaton was rocking with laughter earlier this month at their hugely successful Blackadder II, and the laughs continue next week with a fabulously farcical retelling of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case The Hound of the Baskervilles!
With his faithful sidekick Dr Watson in tow, the great detective finds himself up against an ancient family curse as a spectral hound seemingly runs amok on Dartmoor.
A cast of three (Roger Liddle, Moira Valentine and Steve Robertson) play over 14 characters in this gloriously funny twist on a legendary gothic mystery. From Holmes and Watson through to a bevy of yokels, the trio never stop in this hit comedy.
Director Anna Dobson comments:
“This is a comedy retelling of a classic, but it’s still perfect for anyone who is fan of the book or the film as there are nods to both throughout. It really celebrates the story of The Hound of the Baskervilles and its rich characters, but invites the audience to laugh and enjoy some really brilliant comedic storytelling in the process”.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is full of quickfire gags, red herrings, disguises and twists!
You can find out more at the Peoples Theatre.
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