Sherlock’s most famous case in rehearsals


Congleton Players have been busy over the past few months rehearsing their latest production at Daneside Theatre, Congleton and it promises to be one not to be missed.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective tale “The Hound of the Baskervilles” has been given a fun-filled, farcical overhaul by the acclaimed comedy theatre company Peepolykus and has been described as “a zany, farcical and fast paced production bursting with gags and laughter”. For those who are fans of the book, the plot remains faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original. Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson are recruited to investigate the mysterious death of Charles Baskerville. Has Baskerville fallen victim to the infamous Baskerville curse that has befell so many of his ancestors or is there a more rational explanation? Those expecting a straight laced and serious reworking of this classic tale are in for a bit of a shock. This is an innovative, funny adaptation of Conan Doyle’s best loved works.

The play is being directed by Dave McCaddon assisted by Wendy Mckie and supported by a creative team.

With just a cast of 3 playing all the parts, it takes a very special talented cast to pull this off and with Simon Hoffman, Will Vickers and Dan Wood we are in safe hands. Even though I’ve worked with the cast before on stage I’ve been amazed how quickly they have got into their various character/roles

Dave McCaddon

The play opens on Tuesday June 14th and runs until Saturday June 18 with a special two for one £10 ticket offer on the opening night.

Tickets are already being sold online via TicketSource at and at the Congleton visitor information centre on 01260 270350 (Option 1).