The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Octagon TheatreKristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Octagon Theatre Bolton have recently announced that The Hound of the Baskervilles will be the first full theatre production to grace the stage in their brand-new building. In this witty adaptation, the Sherlock Holmes story is being reimagined as a hilarious and speedy slapstick-style performance.
The popular story will be reimagined as a hilarious and speedy slapstick-style performance.
Join world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson as they set out to unpick the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville. With mumblings of a mysterious giant hound on the loose, Holmes and Watson must act fast to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir. Steven Canny and John Nicholson have created a brilliantly farcical adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel.
Directed by Octagon Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham, audiences can expect plenty of plot twists, mysterious encounters and red herrings along the way. A talented cast of three – all making their Octagon debut – are bringing the smash hit comedy to life. With Reuben Johnson playing super sleuth Sherlock, Simon Kane is taking on the role of his trusted Dr Watson and Polly Lister completes the cast as Sir Henry Baskerville. The trio of performers also multirole, bringing a variety of interesting and entertaining characters to life.
A delightful performance for all the family – recommended for ages 7+ – we think The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great show to welcome audiences into the new Octagon Theatre building.
A great show to welcome audiences into the new Octagon Theatre building.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is part of the theatre’s lively reopening programme, which kicks off with a summer series of ‘Warm Up’ events. In addition to the smash-hit comedy, the exciting line-up of events will include stand-up comedy, live music, family entertainment and a specially commissioned monologue – See You at the Octagon – which has been inspired by the people and communities in Bolton.