Hound of the Baskervilles in Surrey

Comments 29 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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:

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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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  1. EileenSaturday, October 12th, 2013 — 1:24pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  2. lynnSaturday, October 12th, 2013 — 11:30pm PDT

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

  3. mariaSaturday, October 12th, 2013 — 11:30pm PDT

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

  4. lesleySunday, October 13th, 2013 — 10:05am PDT

    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. JeffSunday, October 13th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    Sounds like fun

  6. NatalieSunday, October 13th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    I love Sherlock! This would be awesome!

  7. GarySunday, October 13th, 2013 — 7:43pm PDT

    Would love to see this

  8. Dave LastikMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 1:50am PDT

    Looks like fun

  9. Lisa GedakMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 10:31am PDT

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

  10. rjMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 12:22pm PDT

    sounds like a goood time to us!

  11. Anne GuagliardoMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 10:52pm PDT

    Sounds radddddd 🙂

  12. StotesTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 7:44am PDT

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

  13. MagTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 12:19pm PDT

    I like Sherlock Holmes.

  14. MoniqueTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 12:24pm PDT

    oooo would love to go!!

  15. Peter KhooTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 12:57pm PDT

    Sounds like a hoot!

  16. LauTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT


  17. ChelleTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 3:44pm PDT

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

  18. sshiftyyTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    I’m a sucker for anything Sherlock Holmes.

  19. wenxiaoTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 7:17pm PDT

    sounds scary!

  20. Alice H.Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 8:03pm PDT

    Perfect for Halloween!

  21. CyndiTuesday, October 15th, 2013 — 10:24pm PDT

    would love to see this

  22. KellyWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 7:10am PDT

    My daughter loves Sherlock Holmes! thanks for the opportunity!

  23. ShirleyWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 11:44am PDT

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

  24. erinWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 2:44pm PDT

    love sherlock

  25. KarenWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 8:44pm PDT

    Sherlock Holmes, I’d love to go

  26. cindyWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    would be amazing!

  27. DilaraThursday, October 17th, 2013 — 8:03am PDT

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

  28. RebeccaThursday, October 17th, 2013 — 1:35pm PDT


  29. AnnaThursday, October 17th, 2013 — 8:41pm PDT

    would love to see this

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