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T.A.O.D.S. Summer Play this year will have you howling with laughter as we proudly present ...

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd June 2019

For those who don't know the classic story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective:  Sir Charles Baskerville has been killed on Dartmoor - apparently by the spectral hound that has haunted his family for generations and Sherlock Holmes, a Spanish(?) man (?) is called upon to investigate. However, the great detective has so many wigs, beards and waistcoats to wear he sends his faithful sidekick Dr Watson in his place.

Sir Henry Baskerville, the last remaining heir travels from Canada, though without his accent, and the two men are plunged into a nightmare world of weird servants, transvestism and nocturnal howling. 

Why do Sir Henry's trousers mysteriously disappear? Why do Mr and Mrs Barrymore and housekeeper, never appear in public together? Will Dr Watson and Sir Henry succeed in crossing Grimpen Mire without being sucked into treacherous bogs or choked by dry ice?

The Script written for Peepolykus has been described as 'A masterclass in madcap energy' (the Stage) and 'as straight laced as linguine' (Theatre Reviews). As three actors endeavour to tell the epic tale of horror, mystery and ghostly goings-on on Grimpen Mire in front of your very eyes. 

Directed by Andrew Rawlinson who brought us the hilarious Hitchcock Spoof The 39 Steps