The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson
Adapted by Kent R Brown
Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal novel
Directed by Rodney Stickells-Palmer and Gail Lusted
Auditions: Sunday 19th January, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:30pm with a short break for lunch.
We will be workshopping the play and doing cold reads, therefore you will be needed the whole time, unless you’ve informed us otherwise.
April: Evening (8:00pm) 30th
May: Evenings (8:00pm) 1st, 2nd,7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th
Matinees (2:00pm) 3rd, 9th, 10th
Garrick Theatre Club’s second season is going to be a cracker! We want as many people to be a part of this show, as can fit on the stage… beginners, experienced, and in-between and all ages.
All you need is an imagination and enthusiasm.
The directors only ask for full commitment to the show. Rehearsal days have yet to be set but we will be rehearsing through School holidays and opening in the first week of the second term.
Inspired by the classic story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, this two act production follows the nieces of the legendary characters as they go from house sitting at 221B Baker Street, to the brooding Baskerville Hall, to the Murky Moors, exploring one of the best mysteries ever.
Ages are open, depending on who is cast. The Chorus/Extras will also be the ‘backstage/onstage’ crew; be prepared for lots of costume changes and running on and off stage.
Jennie Watson ~ The niece of John Watson, studying medicine, Methodical, loyal and courages
Shirley Holmes ~ The niece of Sherlock Holmes. Studying law and philosophy. Keen, quick witted, determined to make her Uncle proud.
Dr Maxine Mortimer ~ A country doctor. Trustee – executrix of Sir Charles will.
Sir Henry Baskerville ~ A distant relative from North America who recently inherited the Baskerville fortune.
John Stapleton. ~ A naturalist living on the moor.
Dorothea Stapleton ~ John Stapletons sister…. or maybe not
Barrymore ~ Old family retainer of the Baskerville mansion
Mrs Barrymore ~ Barrymore’s wife
Hugo Baskerville ~ The family scoundrel
Sir Charles Baskerville ~ A well meaning philanthropist
Selden ~ Mrs Barrymore’s brother. A lunatic
Laura Lyons ~ A young woman with a checkered past
Victoria Lestrade ~ An eager young Slueth
Chorus/Extras ~ up to 40 people, mixed ages and genders.
Preparation – be familiar with the original story and the play synopsis.
Please email gail at firstname.lastname@example.org, to confirm your attendance. Thank you.
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