South London’s hit fringe theatre, the Brockley Jack, follows up last year’s Yuletide spine-chiller, The Haunting, with Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic horror story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, this Christmas.
Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson the production aims to take audiences back to a time when no Christmas would be complete without a terrifying story to chill your bones.
Sir Charles Baskerville is dead. Discovered next to his body are the paw prints of a gigantic hound.
Enter the celebrated detective Sherlock Holmes (unfortunately Benedict Cumberbatch is unavailable) and his faithful assistant, Doctor Watson, summoned to unravel the mystery surrounding Sir Charles’s death and protect Sir Henry, the Baskerville estate’s young heir.
Through encounters with suspicious butlers, escaped convicts and damsels in distress, Holmes and Watson must piece the evidence together, and solve the chilling case before the deadly Baskerville curse strikes again.
This fast, funny and furious retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s spine-tingling classic is an in-house production from by the same team behind previous sell-out shows The Haunting, Ghost Train and The Mystery of Irma Vep. It will be directed by Kate Bannister.
Steve Canny is writer and executive producer at BBC Comedy. His shows include Mountain Goats, Still Game Live, Two Doors Down, Bob Servant, Radges and What’s Funny About the Indyref. He is also a double Sony Gold Award winning producer and director and was Exec of Radio 4’s News Quiz for 3 years.
John Nicholson has ten shows for Peepolykus under his belt including The Midsummer Rude Mechanicals, The Importance of being Honest, No Wise Men, The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society,The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Hound of the Baskervilles runs at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, from December 13-January 7. Book early. Tickets sell out fast.