Hound of the Baskervilles becomes a howling comedy thriller at Queen’s Theatre

PUBLISHED: 13:39 18 October 2012

Jonathan Markwood, Greg Last & Simon Jessop in rehersal for the Hound of the Baskervilles

Jonathan Markwood, Greg Last & Simon Jessop in rehersal for the Hound of the Baskervilles


»Terrifying monstrous footprints lead the way to Hornchurch this Hallowe’en as the Queen’s presents the howling comedy thriller The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Starring the Queen’s professional resident company of actors, Cut to the Chase, this most famous of Sherlock Holmes murder mysteries is revamped into a hysterical fast-paced romp – packed with seasonal scares and foggy frights from October 26 to November 17.

On his lonely Dartmoor estate, Sir Charles is found dead with a look of terror on his face and gigantic paw prints next to his body.

It looks like the legendary curse of Baskerville Hall has struck again!

Can Holmes and Doctor Watson solve the mystery of the demon hound before another Baskerville comes to a gruesome end?

Featuring three actors who juggle an astounding 16 roles between them, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale has been given a fantastic comedy make-over by John Nicholson and Steven Canny, winner of the Sony Gold Drama Award in 2009 and 2010 for his BBC radio plays.

Tickets cost £16 to £24.50 from the box office on 01708 443333 or book online at

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