AUDITION: Hound of the Baskervilles

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.

Performance Dates.

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, to confirm your attendance. Thank you.


Starts On

19/01/2020 - 11:00 am

Ends On

3:00 pm

Event Categories

Auditions, Classic, Crime


Garrick Theatre

16 Meadow Street
P: Elaine 9378 1990

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