The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright/Pichette)

by  David Pichette, R. Hamilton Wright, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  8m, 2f

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?...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright/Pichette)

by  David Pichette R. Hamilton Wright Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright/Pichette)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

“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

Videos

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Seattle Repertory Theatre
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting: Various locations in London and Devonshire, England. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

8m, 2f
SIR CHARLES BASKERVILLE 
BARRYMORE
MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES 
DR. JOHN WATSON 
JAMES MORTIMER 
SIR HENRY BASKERVILLE 
MRS. BARRYMORE 
MR. FRANKLAND 
JACK STAPLETON
BERYL STAPLETON
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

David Pichette

Since moving to Seattle from NYC 32 years ago, David has regularly appeared on all the major stages in the Pacific Northwest.  At Intiman Theatre, he has gone from Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to Arnold in A Thousand Clowns,  with stops in between varying from B ...

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R. Hamilton Wright

R. Hamilton Wright has been a professional actor for over thirty-five years and in that time he has appeared in over 130 productions. With David Pichette, he wrote the stage-adaptation of James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity which had its world premiere at ACT Theatre in Seattle in 2011 and has re ...

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Sir Arthur Conan  Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in November, 2013 under the direction of Allison Narver.

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