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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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

The Hound of the Baskervilles
A HOWLING COMEDY THRILLER!
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

PURE COMIC BLISSThe Stage

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


 

Dates

There are currently no performances scheduled.

Cast

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)

Reviews

EXCRUCIATINGLY FUNNY, SURREAL SILLINESS, SLAPSTICK GALORE!

- 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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RIP-ROARING SPOOF

- 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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HOUND MELODRAMA A HOWLING SUCCESS

- Romford Recorder

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

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HILARIOUS... THEATRICAL MAGIC!

- 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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Artistic Credits

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

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