Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Sherlock Holmes play at Malvern Theatre

At Malvern Theatre, 5 - 8 September, The Hound of the Baskervilles performed by the resident amateur group - Malvern Theatre Players.

The well-known story begins with the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. His young heir, Sir Henry, is brought from America to Baskerville Hall, which lies on the edge of Dartmoor. Legend has it that the Baskerville family is cursed because of the frightful behaviour of Sir Hugo in the 18th century, and that a gigantic ferocious hound stalks the moor seeking to destroy every last Baskerville. Sir Henry turns to Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr Watson for help, but Holmes suspects a fiendish plot and as he unravels the mysteries of the moor we are involved in a race against time to save Sir Henry from the fate of his ancestors.

Simon Williams wrote this fast-paced modern adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles in 2002 as a commission, to mark the centenary of Conan Doyle’s thrilling masterpiece.

See more and book online at the Malvern Theatre webpage.

1 comment:

Peter said...

I posted a few months ago about a London stage production of The Thirty-Nine Steps. A production of The Hound of thd Baskervilles was running concurrently or was about to open; I saw a handbill that referred to it as a delightful or hilarious comedy.

I wonder if this is part of a revival of British stage mysteries. I know such plays must have been popular at one time, because P.. Wodehouse has Bertie Wooster attend one in "Strychnine in the Soup."
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