THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: 26 -30 October, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: 23 -27 November, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

PODCAST – Available to listen to from 20 October

There’s a distinct chill in the air, the pumpkins are out, Halloween is approaching and at the Devonshire Park Theatre there’s a selection of spooky shows in store – all treats no tricks! The Eastbourne Theatres podcast is even getting in on the act with a ghostly themed episode featuring chats with staff about their eerie experiences and cast interviews with a scary twist.

The headless horseman rides again in a new stunning adaptation of the American Gothic classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (23 -27 November) starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) and Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale).

And the first show to re-open the Devonshire Park is the inventive re-telling of the Conan-Doyle classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles (26 -30 October), from Original Theatre company. An exhilarating collision of farce, theatrical invention offers a brand-new twist on the greatest detective story of all time.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeman’s acclaimed production which was a West End smash. Rumours abound of a cursed giant hound loose on the moors, Holmes and Watson must act fast to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir, but the moon is rising, and an ill-wind is blowing in from the moors.

Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the ultimate horror story this spine-tingling brand-new adaptation from acclaimed production company Tilted Wig is sure to be a terrifying delight. In the small town of Sleepy Hollow Hallowsman celebrations are approaching, new teacher Icabod Crane has just taken a new post at the local school but all is far from what it seems. The tales and terrifying legends that teem amongst the townsfolk can’t possibly be true, can they?

Listen to the latest spooky themed version of Eastbourne Theatres own podcast from the comfort, and sanctuary of your own home from 20 October on all streaming services or see It features interviews with cast members of Sleepy Hollow and theatre staff recollecting times in the venues which made them wonder if perhaps not everyone in the theatre was a ticket holding member of the public…

The Hound of the Baskervilles, from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 October, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from 23 -27 November both at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne with nightly performances at 7.45pm and those too terrified to head out in the evening can take advantage of the Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm matinees of both shows! To book see or call 01323 412000