The Hound of the Baskervilles

February 2013

The Hound of the Baskervilles  - by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny & John Nicholson
Performed - Wed 13th to Sat 16th February 2013 at Blackfriars Theatre, Boston


Three very talented actors were chosen to present this amazingly funny version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s well known tale adapted by Peepolykus (Steve Canny & John Nicholson). Paul Gibson’s
decision to have a female, Jo Carling, play Sherlock Holmes and various other characters alongside Jon Molson as Dr Watson and Danny Chester-Bush as Sir Henry worked extremely well. The trio gave their all in delivering the huge amount of physical and verbal humour contained in the demanding script and the support of a very efficient stage crew ensured that a cracking pace was maintained. Conan Doyle’s style of writing allowed for the frequent and speedy transition between horror and hilarity and from fear to fun. Good lighting and sound effects were used to help convey the story line and the action took place on a well designed and constructed set. This was brilliant entertainment that undoubtedly merited the enthusiastic reception it received.
Peter Breach NODA 12/11/2012

Actors names on right:

Sherlock Holmes - Jo Carling
Dr.Watson - Jon Molson
Sir Henry - Danny Chester-Bush

Production Team

Director - Paul Gibson
Stage Manager - Chris Hunt
Properties - Liz Worsley, Alma Watts
Set Design & Construction - Paul Gibson
Sound & Lighting - Paul Gibson
Programme - 
Publicity - 
Costumes - Alma Watts, Liz Worsley
Backstage Crew - Alma Watts, Lucy Taylor, Jacob Moore, Mike Sheridan-Shinn