See Sherlock in a new light at Rugby Theatre

Robert Sloan, Chris Allen-Mason and Malcolm Stewart share 17 roles
Robert Sloan, Chris Allen-Mason and Malcolm Stewart share 17 roles

Theatregoers in Rugby will see Sherlock Holmes as they have never seen him before when a new production opens in town this weekend.

Rugby Theatre’s version of The Hound of the Baskervilles features just three actors playing all the characters – male, female and animal.

The spoof stars Robert Sloan, Chris Allen-Mason and Malcolm Stewart, who share 17 roles, including our hero Holmes, his sidekick Dr Watson and their dastardly adversary Moriarty.

Director Steve Crump said: “It’s a crazy, brilliant version of Conan Doyle’s classic story.

“Everyone has been talking about Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and their awesome recent performances as Holmes and Watson on TV. This one is completely different – but just as much fun.

“We’ve had an incredible time putting it together during rehearsals – directing three actors playing 17 different parts has been a challenge in itself.

“Fortunately, I’ve had three wonderful performers to work with, backed up by Rugby Theatre’s incredibly supportive backstage team.

“We just hope the audiences love it too, and make this hound a howling success.”

The Hound of the Baskervilles opens on Saturday, March 11, for a seven-show run. Call (01788) 541234 or visit rugbytheatre.co.uk to book or for more information.