Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Baskerville (2015)

A comedic take on Holmes by Ken Ludwig performed on stage in 2015 (review). Ludwig also wrote the 2012 play about William Gillette, The Game's Afoot; Or Holmes for the Holidays.

Get your deerstalker cap on-the play's afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Title: Baskerville
Author: Ken Ludwig
Year: 2015
Publisher: Samuel French
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

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