Hound of the Baskervilles in Surreyby
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.
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:
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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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Would love to go!
Loving the BBC’s “Sherlock”…this would be a blast.
this would be so much fun. thanks for the opportunity to win.
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.
Sounds like fun
I love Sherlock! This would be awesome!
Would love to see this
Looks like fun
oooh would be a fun night out for sure:) thanks for hosting this contest!
sounds like a goood time to us!
Sounds radddddd 🙂
I’ve just gotten into Sherlock Holmes–this would be awesome!
I like Sherlock Holmes.
oooo would love to go!!
Sounds like a hoot!
I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan–this looks like a lot of fun!
I’m a sucker for anything Sherlock Holmes.
Perfect for Halloween!
would love to see this
My daughter loves Sherlock Holmes! thanks for the opportunity!
This book was on the curriculum when I was in school!
Sherlock Holmes, I’d love to go
would be amazing!
Sounds awesome, I’d love to check it out.
would love to see this