Howling mad Sherlock spoof is afoot in Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Howling mad Sherlock spoof is afoot in Rugby

Rugby Editorial 10th Mar, 2017   0

THREE actors will take on 17 roles in a zany spoof of a classic Sherlock Holmes story.

A howling mad version of The Hound of the Baskervilles opens at Rugby Theatre on Saturday (March 11).

Robert Sloan, Chris Allen-Mason and Malcolm Stewart will share all the roles – male, female, human and animal – including Holmes, his sidekick Dr Watson and their dastardly adversary Moriarty.

Director Steve Crump said: “Don’t worry if you hear rumbling; it’s just Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spinning in his grave. It’s Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen him before.




“We’ve had an incredible time putting it together during rehearsals – directing three actors playing 17 different parts has been a challenge in itself.

“Fortunately, I’ve had three wonderful performers to work with, backed up by Rugby Theatre’s incredibly supportive backstage team.”


Sherlock – otherwise known as Rob Sloan (pictured) – set aside his differences with his notorious adversary to express his thanks to Moriarty’s Café in Regent Street for their charitable work, which includes finding work placements for ex-offenders.

The Hound of the Baskervilles opens on Saturday (March 11) for a seven show run. Visit www.rugbytheatre.co.uk or call 01788 541234 for tickets.

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