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Hound of the Baskervilles in Surrey

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 — 12:59pm PDT
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is coming to the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey for performances this Halloween season. Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, this spoof is a three-man version of the legendary mystery directed by Ellie King for Bad Dog Productions.

Starring: Michael Charrois, Mark Carter, James Rowley

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most famous and admired detective stories ever written. Published in 1901 and 1902, it originally appeared in nine monthly installments in The Strand magazine. Like Dickens’s serialized novels of the same era, each installment ended with a suspenseful “cliff-hanger” that kept author Arthur Conan Doyle’s audience clamouring for more.

In the story, the old and noble Baskerville family is threatened by a curse: “A great, black beast, shaped like a hound, yet larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon” terrorizes and kills any family member who comes to live at the Baskerville estate. As the story opens, the Hound seems to have claimed its latest victim, Sir Charles Baskerville.

Originally created by Steven Canny & John Nicholson for Peepolykus, an innovative theatre company in Yorkshire, England, this imaginative and hysterically funny retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes story has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of the UK and Bad Dog is proud to be presenting the Western Canadian Premiere of this wonderful piece of theatre.

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (preview/premiere) 7:30pm; Thursday October 24th to Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm; Tuesday, October 29th to Thursday, October 31st at 7:30pm. Saturday, October 26th also has a matinee at 3:30pm and there is a school matinees at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 30th.

Where: Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72nd Avenue, Surrey)

Tickets: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, $55 for family packs of 4, and school/groups are available. Purchase tickets online or by calling the Newton Cultural Centre box office at (604) 594-2700.

Full of fun, this is also a fine piece of theatre and is recommended for all ages. If you would like to check out The Hound of the Baskervilles, I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Follow the production on Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Lesley – Stotes!

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  1. Eileen says:

    Would love to go!

  2. lynn says:

    Loving the BBC’s “Sherlock”…this would be a blast.

  3. maria says:

    this would be so much fun. thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. lesley says:

    Hi Rebecca: Thanks for the opportunity to enter. My oldest daughter and I LOVE Sherlock Holmes. We’d love to go to see Hound of the Baskervilles.

  5. Jeff says:

    Sounds like fun

  6. Natalie says:

    I love Sherlock! This would be awesome!

  7. Gary says:

    Would love to see this

  8. Dave Lastik says:

    Looks like fun

  9. Lisa Gedak says:

    oooh would be a fun night out for sure:) thanks for hosting this contest!

  10. rj says:

    sounds like a goood time to us!

  11. Anne Guagliardo says:

    Sounds radddddd ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Stotes says:

    I’ve just gotten into Sherlock Holmes–this would be awesome!

  13. Mag says:

    I like Sherlock Holmes.

  14. Monique says:

    oooo would love to go!!

  15. Peter Khoo says:

    Sounds like a hoot!

  16. Chelle says:

    I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan–this looks like a lot of fun!

  17. sshiftyy says:

    I’m a sucker for anything Sherlock Holmes.

  18. wenxiao says:

    sounds scary!

  19. Alice H. says:

    Perfect for Halloween!

  20. Cyndi says:

    would love to see this

  21. Kelly says:

    My daughter loves Sherlock Holmes! thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Shirley says:

    This book was on the curriculum when I was in school!

  23. erin says:

    love sherlock

  24. Karen says:

    Sherlock Holmes, I’d love to go

  25. cindy says:

    would be amazing!

  26. Dilara says:

    Sounds awesome, I’d love to check it out.

  27. Rebecca says:


  28. Anna says:

    would love to see this

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