Preview: The Hound of The Baskervilles, Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: The Hound of The Baskervilles, Theatre Royal Winchester

Fans of Sherlock Holmes can celebrate the 120th anniversary of The Hound of the Baskervilles when it comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 March.

The Hound of the Baskervilles tells the story of the legend of the hound that has haunted the Baskerville family for generations – including Sir Charles Baskerville who died in mysterious circumstances.

It leads to Doctor Mortimer consulting Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hope of preventing the heir to the Baskerville estate, Sir Henry, suffering the same fate.

However, the supernatural seems a long way from 221B Baker Street – but, once the detective duo reach the isolated Baskerville Hall, the line between reality and legend blurs.

What hellish apparition stalks Dartmoor with murderous intent?

This brand-new stage adaptation stars – live on stage and in person – Doctor Who star, Colin Baker, and Terry Molloy (The Archers) as Holmes and Watson.

Joined by Dee Sadler from All Creatures Great & Small. Originally on tour to commemorate the anniversary of author Sir Conan Doyle’s most popular thriller, it has been extended by popular demand!

The Hound of the Baskervilles is brought to the stage by Crime and Comedy Theatre Company who were last at the theatre with the hugely successful A Christmas Carol.

The story is presented as a radio play with the set a radio studio and the actors ready to do a radio broadcast, while the sound effects are created live on stage – all combining to take the audience from Baker Street to Dartmoor, and bringing to life this well-known tale of murder, mystery and horror.

The Hound of the Baskervilles will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 March, evening shows at 7.30pm, plus a Wednesday matinee at 2.30pm. Recommended age: 10+. For more information or to book tickets visit: or call 01962 840 440.

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