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Drama Previous Production: 12 – 27 March 2012

Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Hugo Baskerville was the picture of aristocratic excess, drunkenness and debauchery until he was struck down by a demonic hound sent to punish his wickedness – or so the legend tells. Two hundred years later his descendant Sir Charles apparently meets a similar fate, dying of fright in the grounds of Baskerville Hall. Can Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson solve the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles before Sir Charles’s heir comes to an equally gruesome end?

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest stories of the 20th century and its macabre appeal has made it the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes adventures.

Oldham Coliseum and innovative visual design team imitating the dog collaborate to fuse different theatrical traditions including video and projection to create the dark and sinister world of the famous Baker Street detective.


Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Adapted by Clive Francis

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Michael Spencer and Imitating the Dog

Costume design by Heather Bagley

Lighting Designer Andrew Crofts & Andrew Quick

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


“Not to be missed on any account” - The Stage

“The whole thing is both brilliant and often beautiful” - Oldham Chronicle

“Genuinely good fun” - Manchester Confidential


Leigh Symonds at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Leigh Symonds
Doctor Watson
Robin Simpson at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Robin Simpson
Sir Henry Baskerville / Postmaster / Cab Driver
Steven O'Neill at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Steven O’Neill
Mortimer / Barrymore / Stapleton
Gwyn Photo
Gywnfor Jones
Sherlock Holmes
Amy Ewbank at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Amy Ewbank
Mrs Hudson / Mrs Barrymore / Beryl Stapleton / Laura Lyons