The award-winning Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton is touring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus, in a production which was first performed at the Octagon Theatre in summer 2021, the classic detective tale gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production which is directed on tour by Tim Jackson.
The production, which is currently garnering 5-star reviews on tour will head to The Lowry from Tue 1 to Sat 5 February.
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.
‘Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound…’
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.
The cast of The Hound of the Baskervilles stars Jake Ferretti as ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Serena Manteghi as ‘Sir Henry’ and Niall Ransome as ‘Dr. Watson’.
The UK Tour is directed by Tim Jackson with original direction by Lotte Wakeham, Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton who has directed sell-out productions in London, New York, and throughout the UK.
Lotte Wakeham previously said
“I’ve been blown away by the wonderful response to this production of The Hound of the Baskervilles; it’s been a real joy to have audiences back in the theatre, laughing uproariously every night. I’m absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with Original Theatre Company so that this production can now embark on a national tour and be enjoyed even more widely. I think it’s exactly the sort of joyful, energetic and entertaining show that audiences will be hungry for and I’m delighted to be sharing the Octagon’s work across the UK. Our top-notch cast and superb creative and technical team are raring to go, and we’re looking forward to giving our audiences a fantastic night out.”
Alastair Whatley, Artistic Director of Original Theatre Company added
“Audiences up and down the country have been enjoying Lotte and Tim’s wonderful production over the last few months on tour. We are thrilled that even more people all over the UK will now get to experience this ingenious adaptation of The Hound of The Baskervilles with this extension into 2022. After the year we’ve all had, the production is a tonic sure to make theatres buzz with the sound of laughter. ”
The Hound of the Baskervilles creatives team is completed by Francesca Tennant as the Assistant Director. The Designer is David Woodhead, Lighting Designer is Derek Anderson, Sound Designer is Andy Graham, Costume Supervisor is Chrissy Maddison and Production Manager is Tammy Rose.
Running time: 1 hr 50 (plus 20 min interval)
Recommended age: 8+