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The Hound of the Baskervilles


The Hound Of The Baskervilles

cut to the chase... in a Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch production

The Hound of the Baskervilles
26 October – 17 November

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson


About The Show

The greatest ever Sherlock Holmes murder mystery as a hysterical, fast-paced romp!

On his foggy Dartmoor estate, Sir Charles is found dead with a look of terror on his face and gigantic paw prints next to his body. Has the demon hound struck again? Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the supernatural beast before another Baskerville comes to a gruesome end?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale has been given a fantastic comedy make-over by John Nicholson and Steven Canny, winner of the Sony Gold Drama Award in both 2009 and 2010 for his BBC radio plays.

This new production of their hit West End comedy thriller is packed with slapstick, quickfire wit and tongue-in-cheek humour – all delivered at breakneck speed!

If you’ve ever laughed at timeless classics like The Goon Show and Monty Python or recent hits such as The League of Gentleman and The Mighty Boosh, then this show is right up your street!

A wonderfully BARKING SPOOFTelegraph


MAD HILARITY that will make you feel quite sane
Sunday Times

Sign Language Interpreted performance 
Interpreted by Jeni Draper on Saturday 10 Nov at 2.30pm

Audio Described performance 
Described by Hannah Dunton Saturday 10 Nov at 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

Next from cut to the chase...

Jack and the Beanstalk



There are currently no performances scheduled.


Simon Jessop

Simon Jessop

Greg Last

Greg Last

Steven  Markwick

Steven Markwick
on the Pianoforte

Jonathan Markwood

Jonathan Markwood

Photo Gallery

Production photos by Nobby Clark

(L - R) Jonathan Markwood (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) Jonathan Markwood (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	Simon Jessop (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	Greg Last (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	Steven Markwick (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	(L - R) Jonathan Markwood, Greg Last, Simon Jessop (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	(Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	(Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) (L-R) Simon Jessop and Jonathan Markwood (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark) (L - R) Simon Jessop, Jonathan Markwood (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	(L - R) Greg Last, Jonathan Markwood, Simon Jessop (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)	(L - R) Greg Last, Jonathan Markwood (Photo copyright: Nobby Clark)



- The Public Reviews

It worked for The 39 Steps. It worked, in this very same house, for Travels With My Aunt. And now it’s the turn of Sherlock Holmes – deerstalker, meerschaum, magnifying glass and all – as he solves the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

This three-man …

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- Whatsonstage.com

So you're in the mood to be spooked over Hallowe'en, are you? And Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles seems just the thing to send shivers down your spine? Perhaps not if you're going to see the Steven Canny and John Nicholson version, first developed for Peepolykus, wh…

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- Romford Recorder

Conan Doyle gets comic makeover with cast of three playing 16 parts

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- Essex Chronicle

It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways you can change classic stories, though the programme legend 'A barking mad spoof' should have warned me.

Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles was given the Queen's treatment with artistic director Bob Carlton…

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“We hope you enjoyed the show. Post your comments here.”

By Queen's Theatre
Tuesday 30th October 2012 3:26pm


By Layla
Sunday 4th November 2012 12:28pm

“A fantastic evening spent laughing at this wonderful comedy. Good old slapstick humour but with a twist that had us laughing so much we had tears in our eyes”

By Dawn Schier
Monday 5th November 2012 7:56pm

“There were some excellent parts but I always felt that it was one redreft short of being very good.. I thought they missed quite a few opportunities to be funnier - the text messege idea had much greater potential for example. However the actors worked really hard and I'm glad I went. Well done on bringing it yo us.”

By Graham
Tuesday 6th November 2012 11:57am

“My wife and I went with friends last Wednesday and we all thought it was the worst offering by the Queen's Theatre since we started going many years ago. The cast, as usual, worked very, very hard but even they could not rescue this offering. It was such a 'turkey' it should have been put on at Christmas.
The size of the audience indicated how bad it was.”

By W. Long
Tuesday 6th November 2012 12:00pm

“laugh, my ribs are still aching over a week later and that says a lot from someone who used to hate farces.i chose to go as i'm a regular jump the Q member and thought what the heck. imagine my surprise to find sherlock almost my favourite show of the set. (though nothing can beat forbidden planet). I loved every minute and the timing was impeccable. fast paced, ingenious and a laugh a second. it was a wonder the cast were able to keep a straight face and sometimes they very nearly didnt!
the time went so quickly I am coming back for more and bringing my friends too. and i have already booked my tickets for next seasons jump the Q and that was without even knowing what was on! You cant go wrong with the Queens for a good time.”

By jos hockley
Tuesday 6th November 2012 5:35pm

“We took our grandaughter (13)and she complained bitterly afterwards of pains in her tummy because she had laughed so much. Great fun - totally stupid but great fun. Those guys must have been exhausted by the end of the hilarious show.”

By Jackie
Thursday 8th November 2012 11:19am

“Brilliantly acted and such fun!”

By Keith
Thursday 15th November 2012 4:42pm

“You made my moody 15 year old daughter laugh, what more needs to be said! Well done.”

By Amy
Sunday 11th November 2012 9:26am

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Artistic Credits

Director Bob Carlton
Designer Norman Coates
Lighting Christopher Howcroft
Pianoforte Steven Markwick