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The Hound of the Baskervilles closes early

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles, which was booking until July 21, 2007 at the Duchess Theatre, will now close one month ahead of schedule on June 23, 2007 after a ten-week run.

The next production scheduled for the Duchess Theatre is Buddy which opens on August 7 2007 (previews from August 3).
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Previously Posted: Following its premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and a regional tour, the new stage version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles will run for a limited season – from April 17 (preview April 16) to July 21, 2007 – at the West End’s Duchess Theatre.

Set largely on a fog-enshrouded Dartmoor, the classic whodunit sees Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigating a mysterious death involving an ancient family curse and, of course, the eponymous hound.

Much like Olivier Award-winning The 39 Steps, The Hound of the Baskervilles not only has three actors – Javier Marzan, John Nicholson and Jason Thorpe – performing all 20 roles but also a decidedly comic twist.

The Hound of the Baskervilles was created by Steven Canny for physical theatre company Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us), that is renowned for its verbal and visual ingenuity. Its previous work includes Let the Donkey Go, I Am a Coffee, Horses for Courses, Goose Nights, Minderbender and All in the Timing.

The production is directed by Orla O’Loughlin and designed by Ti Green, with lighting by Jackie Shemesh and sound by The 39 Steps’ Mic Pool.

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Underneath the Lintel is currently playing at the Duchess Theatre.
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