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The Hound of the Baskervilles Stomps Into Cambridge

The award-winning Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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 moors, they must act fast to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.

A hit in the West End, this ingenious adaptation combines an exhilarating collision of farce, theatrical invention, and wonderfully comic performances to offer a brand-new twist on the greatest detective story of all time.

The cast of the Hound of the Baskervilles is Jake Ferretti (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) as Sherlock Holmes, Serena Manteghi (To Build a Rocket) as Sir Henry and Niall Random (Mischief Movie Night, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery ) as Dr Watson.

Adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus, the classic detective tale gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production. Wakeham is Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton and has directed sell-out productions in London, New York and throughout the UK.

The UK tour is directed by Tim Jackson. Lotte Wakeham said: ‘I’ve been blown away by the wonderful response to this production of The Hound of the Baskervilles; it’s been a real joy to have audiences back in the theatre, laughing uproariously every night.’

Operating and touring since 2004, the Original Theatre Company has toured extensively all over the UK. The company now stages 3 production a year as well as operating accompanying outreach and education programmes. Acclaimed productions include Alan Bennet’s The Habit of Art and Birdsong, and the recent tour of A Splinter of Ice, which received rave reviews at Cambridge Arts Theatre in July 2021.

Since March 2020, they have also created their own online streaming site with over 31,000 users registered.

Artistic Director Alastair Whatley describes this production of The Hound of the Baskervilles as ‘a tonic sure to make theatres buzz with the sound of laughter’.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 September.

For more information or to book call the Box Office on 01223 503 333 or visit

Note: Age guidance 7+.


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