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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright/Pichette)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Hamilton Wright, David Pichette

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f, 8m


London. Autumn. 1889. The famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson are called in to investigate a most intriguing mystery: What could have frightened Sir Charles Baskerville to death? Is there an ancient curse on the Baskerville family? Is Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles’ young heir, being stalked by a supernatural Hound from Hell or a diabolically clever murderer?...

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright/Pichette)

by  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle R. Hamilton Wright David Pichette

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
London. Autumn. 1889. The famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson are called in to investigate a most intriguing mystery: What could have frightened Sir Charles Baskerville to death? Is there an ancient curse on the Baskerville family? Is Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles’ young heir, being stalked by a supernatural Hound from Hell or a diabolically clever murderer?  In this new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest adventure Holmes and Watson pursue the answers to these questions from their rooms in Baker Street, through the teeming streets of London and on to the windswept moors of Devonshire. With a dash of humor, this thrilling feast culminates on the fog-bound reaches of Dartmoor, where finally the secret of The Hound of the Baskervilles is revealed.
History
The Hound of the Baskervilles premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in November, 2013 under the direction of Allison Narver.

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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Gun Shots
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Various locations in London and Devonshire, England. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2f, 8m
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
SIR CHARLES BASKERVILLE 
BARRYMORE
MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES 
DR. JOHN WATSON 
JAMES MORTIMER 
SIR HENRY BASKERVILLE 
MRS. BARRYMORE 
MR. FRANKLAND 
JACK STAPLETON
BERYL STAPLETON

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Press

“An unalloyed pleasure!” - The Stranger

“Pichette and Wright have taken a familiar story and invested it with thrills and chills aplenty.” - Seattle Weekly

“Delightfully entertaining” - Seattle Met

“A fresh, fun new script that makes for a chilling romp.” - Broadway World

“A fun-filled, twisted, intelligent portrayal of Doyle’s story” - Vanguard Seattle Theatre

“This eye-popping entertainment is as much an homage to canny theatrical storytelling as it is to Doyle’s famed whodunit, scripted faithfully and freely by Pichette and Wright.” - Seattle Times

“Doggone great!” - Seattle Gay News

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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Seattle Repertory Theatre

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Authors

Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

R. Hamilton Wright

R. Hamilton Wright has been a professional actor for over thirty-five years and in that time he has appeared in over 130 productions. With David Pichette, he wrote the stage-adaptation of James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity which had its world premiere at ACT Theatre in Seattle in 2011 and has re ...

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David Pichette

Since moving to Seattle from NYC 32 years ago, David has regularly appeared on all the major stages in the Pacific Northwest.  At Intiman Theatre, he has gone from Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to Arnold in A Thousand Clowns,  with stops in between varying from B ...

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