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A barking spoof of a gothic classic!

“There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”  

The People’s Theatre in Heaton was rocking with laughter earlier this month at their hugely successful ‘Blackadder II’, and the laughs continue next week with a fabulously farcical retelling of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case THE HOUND OF THE BASERVILLES! 

With his faithful sidekick Dr Watson in tow, the great detective finds himself up against an ancient family curse as a spectral hound seemingly runs amok on Dartmoor. 

A cast of three (Roger Liddle, Moira Valentine and Steve Robertson) play over 14 characters in this gloriously funny twist on a legendary gothic mystery.  

From Holmes and Watson through to a bevy of Yokels, the trio never stop in this hit comedy that broke box office records when it premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2007.  

Director Anna Dobson comments: “This is a comedy retelling of a classic, but it’s still perfect for anyone who is fan of the book or the film as there are nods to both throughout. It really celebrates the story of The Hound of the Baskervilles and its rich characters, but invites the audience to laugh and enjoy some really brilliant comedic storytelling in the process”. 

If you enjoyed the People’s production of ‘The 39 Steps’ in 2018, you’ll love the quickfire gags, red herrings, disguises and twists in this fun-packed romp for all ages!  

The People’s Theatre is proud to be a See It Safely accredited venue and there is a socially-distanced performance on Tuesday 26th for those not quite ready to return to a busy indoor space. 

And with only nine weeks until Christmas, things get seasonal soon! There’s heart-warming festive fun celebrating a chaotic primary school nativity in THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY by Tim Firth. And, of course, family fun in the Panto of your dreams SLEEPING BEAUTY!  

All details are on the website www.peoplestheatre.co.uk 

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