At the end of this month York Theatre Royal will proudly present a brand new retelling of the classic novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles.
By Sophie Grace
The show will be presented by a travelling company of ‘lightning-fast Victorian players’ including David Leonard who has performed at York Theatre Royal before and is known for his brilliant pantomime performance in plays such as Dick Whittington. The performance is currently being developed by the director Damian Cruden and dramaturg Richard Hurford and will feature everything from music to shadow puppets.
The performance aims to take the story back to its original gothic Victorian roots with award-winning designer Mark Walters. Musical Director and cast member Rob Castell will be setting the legend and tales of the hound to a brand new score to be performed and sung by the cast members David Leonard, Rachel Dawson, Joanna Holden, Ed Thorpe and Elexi Walker.
Damian Cruden said:
We are looking forward to creating an exciting fun-filled piece of entertainment for all ages for this year’s York Theatre Royal summer production. The cast have great singing and musical skills, as well as being fantastic actors, so we are certain that this show will be engaging for all the family. An atmospheric and exciting mystery along with some surprises awaits everyone in our beautiful newly refurbished theatre space.
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles will take place at York Theatre Royal from Friday 29 July to Saturday 27 August.