AN EXHILARATING COLLISION OF FARCE AND THEATRICAL INVENTION
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
26 -30 October 2021 – Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
As the nights start to draw in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre offers a cosy retreat from the autumnal evenings, and the first show to re-open the beloved venue is the hilariously inventive West End smash hit The Hound of the Baskervilles from Original Theatre company from 26 -30 October.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeman’s acclaimed production. 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 loose moors, they must act fast to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir, but the moon is rising and a wind is blowing in from the moors.
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. If you loved The 39 Steps you will simply adore this!
Featuring Jake Ferretti (The Kitchen, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) as Sherlock Holmes, Serena Manteghi (Welcome To Iran, To Build a Rocket, Mrs Wilson) as Sir Henry and Niall Ransome as Dr. Watson (Mischief Movie Night, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery). This production is from the award-winning Original Theatre Company who’ve previously brought Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, comedy Invincible and the acclaimed Birdsong to the Devonshire Park.
Alastair Whatley, Artistic Director of Original Theatre Company, said:“After the year we’ve all had, the production is a tonic sure to make theatres buzz with the sound of laughter. It’s a show for all ages to enjoy and we cannot wait to share it with audiences in Eastbourne.”
The Hound of the Baskervilles is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 October, tickets priced from £20 with nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. To book see eastbournetheatres.co.uk or call 01323 412000.
The venue is run with full COVID security systems in-place and is part of the See it Safely campaign, all tickets come with the Eastbourne Theatre Covid guarantee, for more information on how the theatres are keeping audiences safe see eastbournetheatres.co.uk/your-visit