The Hound of the Baskervilles by Original Theatre – Review
Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound…
World-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson are asked to unravel the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville. With rumours of a cursed giant hound loose on the loose moors, they must act fast in order to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.
My son (age 11) and I attended the show at Exeter Northcott and right from the start when the actors break the fourth wall; we knew we were in for a fantastic evening.
The three actors play numerous characters in an energetic, fast paced comic replaying of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale of mystery and intrigue. We were both laughing throughout as scene upon farcical scene played out (sometimes at epic speed). The physical theatre and comic timing from all three actors were outstanding.
This is a refreshing and playful show that really is a hit for all ages.
Starring Jake Ferretti (The Kitchen, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Understudy) as Sherlock Holmes, Serena Manteghi (Welcome To Iran, To Build a Rocket, Mrs Wilson) as Sir Henry and Niall Ransome (Mischief Movie Night, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Fcuk’d) as Dr. Watson.
Original Direction is by Lotte Wakeham, Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton who has directed sell-out productions in London, New York, and throughout the UK. The UK Tour is directed by Tim Jackson (The Season, Royal & Derngate, New Wolsey, Treasure Island, Bolton Octagon).
The show is currently on a UK tour. Find out more here: https://www.originaltheatre.com/our-productions/the-hound-of-the-baskervilles/about-the-show
The Northcott Theatre opened its doors in November 1967 as the first arts centre in UK to have been built on university land. It quickly built a reputation as a venue that fostered new writing talent and pushed boundaries.
They make events that entertain, provoke, and inspire so that people can connect and share moments they’ll never forget. They are here for the people of Exeter, Devon, and beyond. To create, to connect, to bring joy and change lives.
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