Sherlock Holmes is on the Case in Newport

October 11, 2012

Something wicked this way comes – and it’s a case for the world’s greatest detective when an ancient curse returns to terrify the Baskerville family in the shape of a gigantic hound.

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Sherlock Holmes, ably assisted by Dr Watson, sets out to solve the mystery of ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles’ at the Dolman Theatre later this month. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies in mysterious circumstances, his last remaining relative, Sir Henry Baskerville, travels home from America to claim his inheritance, Baskerville Hall. Is Sir Henry doomed to suffer the same gruesome fate as his ancestors or can Holmes save him? Only time will tell in this fast paced adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic story, revised for the stage by Simon Williams.

Almost as soon as it was written, the most famous case of Britain’s most famous detective was adapted from the original novel for other media. The challenge for a theatre production is to recreate the sinister atmosphere so easily achieved in film. Audiences will be on the edge of their seat as the chilling plot unfolds when Newport Playgoers present ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ at the Dolman Theatre from 17 – 20 October at 7.15 pm, with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. To book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit www.dolmantheatre.co.uk.  New members are always welcome to become involved both onstage and behind the scenes.

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