Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4m, 1f
"Baskerville is a madcap sendup of what you might hold dear about that Doyle classic, done up in the style of The 39 Steps." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More
"The joy in watching [the] witty new play Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is not in solving the crime but in the plethora of wildly imaginative characters you meet along the way. By dispensing with British formality, Ken Ludwig has given us a play that is ingeniously funny and will keep you guessing until the curtain call." - Broadway World, Read More
"Written by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, the new play turns one of Holmes’ most famous mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles, on its head. Instead of a heady whodunit, this production is a fast-paced comedy." - Washington City Paper
"With this Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, the chase is on and with much joy [...] What there is new is a freshness to this particular Holmesian world. There is also plenty of theatrical inventiveness conjured by Director Amanda Dehnert from playwright Ludwig’s script." - DC Metro Theatre Arts, Read More
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The moors of Devonshire.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Flexible casting
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
2 actors play Holmes and Watson, while the rest of the cast plays the remaining 40 characters.
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery received its world premiere as a co-production between Arena Stage in Washington DC and the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey in 2015, under the direction of Amanda Dehnert.