The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson

The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)
Paperback, 104 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781848422421
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 5th January 2012
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Category: Literary adaptations, Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Peepolykus at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 2007

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover.

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles...

Packed full of the verbal and visual ingenuity that hit comedy team Peepolykus is known for, and offering abundant opportunities for silly comedy and slapstick, this version will suit any theatre company or drama group looking for a sublimely funny adaptation of a classic tale.

‘wonderfully barking spoof'

- Telegraph

'only the most pure of purists could fail to be entertained by this very funny and inventive take on one of the great archetypes of English literature'

- British Theatre Guide

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