Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
Time Period - Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play - Various locations in London and Devonshire, England.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
London. Autumn. 1889. The famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson are called in to investigate a most intriguing mystery: What could have frightened Sir Charles Baskerville to death? Is there an ancient curse on the Baskerville family? Is Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles’ young heir, being stalked by a supernatural Hound from Hell or a diabolically clever murderer? In this new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest adventure Holmes and Watson pursue the answers to these questions from their rooms in Baker Street, through the teeming streets of London and on to the windswept moors of Devonshire. With a dash of humor, this thrilling feast culminates on the fog-bound reaches of Dartmoor, where finally the secret of The Hound of the Baskervilles is revealed.
“An unalloyed pleasure!” - The Stranger
“Pichette and Wright have taken a familiar story and invested it with thrills and chills aplenty.” - Seattle Weekly
“Delightfully entertaining” - Seattle Met
“A fresh, fun new script that makes for a chilling romp.” - Broadway World
“A fun-filled, twisted, intelligent portrayal of Doyle’s story” - Vanguard Seattle Theatre
“This eye-popping entertainment is as much an homage to canny theatrical storytelling as it is to Doyle’s famed whodunit, scripted faithfully and freely by Pichette and Wright.” - Seattle Times
“Doggone great!” - Seattle Gay News
The Hound of the Baskervilles premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in November, 2013 under the direction of Allison Narver.