If the tone of the rehearsal room is anything to go by, the Barn Theatre’s forthcoming stage production of The Hound of the Baskervilles is going to be absolutely hilarious! Go behind the scenes as three fun-loving actors prepare for their opening this month in Cirencester. Sneak a peek with our bumper gallery – and then get booking!
The Hound of the Baskervilles runs from 24 October to 24 November 2018 at Cirencester’s Barn Theatre in the Cotswolds, with a press night on 29 October and a special “Hallow-tweed” meet-the-cast evening on 31 October, sponsored by Barrington Ayre.
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
In the cast, recent Bristol Old Vic graduate Herb Cuanalo dons Holmes’ famous deerstalker hat with Hywell Dowsell as Watson and Dominic Brewer completing the trio. They play fourteen roles in total between them.
This comic staging of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic 1902 crime novel was originally written by John Nicholson and Steven Canny for comedy troupe Peepolykus. It premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse (now Leeds Playhouse), where it broke box office records, before touring the UK and transferring to the West End. The Barn’s new production is directed by Joseph O’Malley, who assisted artistic director Iwan Lewis on One Minute earlier this year. Set and costumes are by Elin Steele.
The Hound of the Baskervilles runs 24 October to 24 November 2018 at The Barn, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. Performances are Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £19-£27. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!