Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces -- Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson -- to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street.
"I would recommend this play to any school looking for a large cast play that allows young actors to stretch their creativity, particularly female actors. In school I tend to have more female actors than male and finding plays that enable them to be front and centre can be difficult. This play has strong female roles which are demanding. The props we used and sound effects also created the 'dark' humor we were looking for. It is probably the best production we have ever done in my fifteen years of volunteering for theatre and drama here at New Germany Rural High School."Hester Gibson, New Germany Rural High School, New Germany, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson Script
Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieceseShirley Holmes and Jennie Watsoneto keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there's a knock on the door. It's Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who've come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervillesea curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire But wait, there's more! The young Sir Henry, the only surviving heir to the Baskerville legacy, has received a threat against his life! Something must be done! There's no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. We're all you've got, says Shirley. We're up to the challenge, chimes Jennie. And indeed they are! In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself! Flexible staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.