Green Room Theatre closes season with barking mad comedy

Hound of the Baskervilles publicity photo

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gets a makeover in this acclaimed adaptation by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for the Peepolykus Theatre Company.

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 this adaptation, three actors play a multitude of parts to bring this comic caper to life including Holmes and Watson, Mortimer – a physician, Sir Henry Baskerville – the last surviving member of the Baskerville family and heir to the estate, Mr Barrymore - Sir Charles Baskerville's trusted butler, a cockney Cabbie, Yokel's 1, 2 and 3 and many more colourful characters.

Director John Chidgey commented "This will be The Green Rooms last production of our current season which we hope as many of our regular audience, members and local people will come and enjoy with us before we paws for the summer.

"If you haven't seen a play at The Green Room before then I think that this play would be an excellent introduction as we have three experienced and highly talented actors in Charlie Cook, Lorna Kong and Carys Jones and a great production team to bring this howlingly funny story to the stage!"

This fast-paced, farcical comedy thriller runs at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow from Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th May 2023, plus a matinee on 27th at 2.30pm - suitable for children aged 11 years and over. No Sunday performance.

Tickets now on sale via the theatre's website: or via the box office ticket line on 01625 540933. Tickets cost £10 for members, and £12 full price.

Photo: from left to right: Charlie Cook, Carys Jones and Lorna Kong.