20th Jul, 2018

Elementary entertainment on offer thanks to Worcester Rep

Rob George 12th Jul, 2018

THE WORCESTER Repertory Company returns to the Commandery Gardens with a brand new spoof version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous of mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Rep’s annual outdoor event has become something of an institution since its first season back in 2007.

Writer and director Chris Jaeger, artistic director of the Worcester Repertory Company, said “This is our 12th consecutive outdoor summer production in the Commandery Gardens and it is one of the main Rep shows of the year.

“Another Shakespeare-less Commandery performance, this is the third consecutive non-Bard following The Importance of Being Earnest in 2016 and Charley’s Aunt last year. They do seem to be very popular and I hope this year’s ‘Hound’ will be no exception.”

The production stars Rep associate director Ben Humphrey as Holmes, and John-Robert Partridge as his trusty sidekick Dr Watson, as they attempt to solve the mystery of a murder linked to a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin… but is a ferocious four-legged-fiend the real culprit?

Dubbed as ‘loosely based on an idea by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’, the Rep’s ‘Hound’ will leave you asking, “Why is Mrs Hudson in the play when she wasn’t in the original? Why is Sherlock Holmes convinced that the Hound of the Baskervilles has a beard?

The Hound of the Baskervilles opened on Tuesday and runs for two weeks in the Commandery Gardens, Worcester.

The show kicks off at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

Tickets are £16.50, £13.50 for the Sunday show and £8 for under 16s and available through the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427.

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