Classic detective tale coming to open-air venue in Palmers Green

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson will be solving crimes at Broomfield Bowl in an adaptation of an Arthur Conan Doyle masterpiece

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve another mystery in Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve another mystery in The Hound of the Baskervilles

British Touring Shakespeare will present an outdoor staging of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the classic detective tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, at Broomfield Bowl this Saturday.

Adapted for the stage by the father-son duo of David Hobbs and Andrew Hobbs, the one-off open performance follows a successful indoor run in May.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a timeless masterpiece of detective fiction that has captured the imaginations of readers and theatre-goers for over a century. In this stage adaptation, the audience will follow Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they unravel the mystery of a supernatural hound that is terrorising the moors of Devonshire.

The play promises a treat for both fans of the novel and newcomers to the story. With its talented cast, elaborate costume design, and thrilling live music performed by composer Alistair Smith, British Touring Shakespeare’s production will transport audiences back to the foggy streets of Victorian London and the eerie moors of Devonshire.

David Hobbs, co-adaptor of the play and award-winning historian and writer, said: “The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest detective novels ever written, and we are delighted to bring it to the stage.

“My son Andrew and I have worked hard to create an adaptation that stays true to the spirit of the original, while also offering a fresh and exciting take on the story. We can’t wait to share it with the audience in Enfield.”

In 2020, British Touring Shakespeare were one of the first theatre companies to stage live performances during the recovery from the pandemic, at socially-distanced outdoor venues around the UK, with their tour of The Two Gentlemen Of Verona. This year the company continues to ensure that the magic of open air theatre is a British tradition for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is being performed at Broomfield Bowl in Palmers Green on Saturday, 22nd July from 7pm. Tickets are £14 for adults, £10 for concessions:

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