THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival

Craig Hall directs the Canadian premiere of R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Victorian whodunit The Hound of the Baskervilles. Twist after suspenseful twist will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the final curtain. Tinged with the familiar Sherlockian wit, this deliciously dark thriller begins previews on August 1 at the Festival Theatre.

It's 1890 and Sir Charles Baskerville has been scared to death - literally. Intrigued by the mystery and undeterred by the Baskerville family curse, deductive genius Sherlock Holmes (Damien Atkins) along with his trusted friend Dr. Watson (Ric Reid) are on the case.

Set in a Victorian England with a very modern-day vibe, the creative talents of designer Dana Osborne, lighting designer Alan Brodie, projection designer Jamie Nesbitt and sound designer/composer John Gzowski bring the ominous moors of Dartmoor and Baskerville Hall to life. This production also features puppetry movement by Alexis Milligan and puppetry consultant Mike Petersen, with fight direction by John Stead.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is on stage at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake) from August 1 to October 27 (Media Premiere August 11).

This production has an age recommendation of 11+.

Cast: (in alphabetical order)

Damien Atkins
Kristopher Bowman
Patrick Galligan
Cameron Grant
Claire Jullien
Natasha Mumba
Gray Powell
Ric Reid
Graeme Somerville Sherlock Holmes
Sir Henry Baskerville
Mr. Frankland
Mrs. Hudson/Mrs. Barrymore
Beryl Stapleton
Jack Stapleton
Dr. Watson
James Mortimer

Creative & Production:

Craig Hall
Dana Osborne
Alan Brodie
Jamie Nesbitt
John Gzowski
Mike Petersen
Alexis Milligan
John Stead
Beatrice Campbell
Amy Jewell Director
Lighting Designer
Projection Designer
Composer/Sound Designer
Puppetry Consultant
Puppetry Movement
Fight Director
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

The Shaw Festival's 2018 season is now on stage with a playbill that features The Magician's Nephew, Grand Hotel, Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men., The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stage Kiss, Of Marriage and Men: A Comedy Double-Bill, O'Flaherty V.C., Oh What a Lovely War, The Orchard (After Chekhov), The Baroness and the Pig, Henry V, Secret Theatre and A Christmas Carol (on stage November 14 - December 23).

Direct bus service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Shaw Express began April 4. Patrons can choose to come for a day or stay for the weekend with a round trip costing $25. New this season: the Shaw Express will stay for two performances on some Saturdays - departing Toronto at 10 a.m. and leaving The Shaw at 11 p.m. Schedule is subject to change. Please confirm dates and times with the Shaw Festival Box Office. A ticket to a 2018 Shaw Festival performance is required to access this service.

To purchase tickets for the 2018 Festival season and Shaw Express, please contact the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW and online at

Inspired by the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival creates unforgettable theatrical encounters in any way we want. The Shaw Festival is a place where people who are curious about the world gather to share the unique experience of live theatre and real human encounters. For more information, please visit THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival

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