By luvvie1 at 18:01 on 06/12/12
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After the success of its summer show Engineers' Blue, South Gloucestershire's first professional theatre is back with a spectacularly spooky Christmas show The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Arthur Conan Doyle's classic has been re-written with a twist by local playwright Bruce Fellows following a competition at Bristol's leading writing group Southwest Scriptwriters. The show recreates the atmospheric darkness of a wintery Dartmoor in true theatrical style, with songs from the music hall age and, in it's biggest twist, a female Sherlock Holmes. Based in Tower Lane above Kingswood Heritage Museum, the flexible theatre space means that the audience are immersed in the action as Holmes and her trusty sidekick Dr Watson investigate the legend of the titular supernatural beast.
Brass Works Theatre seats up to 90 people and in July entertained audiences with its premiere production Engineers' Blue. As South Gloucestershire's first and only professional theatre, it initially hoped to answer the question: is there a want or a need for a professional theatre in this region? The feedback received so far is a resounding 'yes!' and since then it has hosted other artistic events such as an arts exhibition.
Artistic Director of Brass Works Theatre Adrian Harris said: "This contemporary re-telling of a classic tale is perfect for adults and children alike and offers something different to the typical Christmas panto. The people of South Gloucestershire came in their hundreds to see our last production and I hope that they enjoy this one too."
The Hound of the Baskervilles opens with Preview 17 Dec: £7, and then 18 – 22 Dec, 27 – 29 Dec, 2 – 5 Jan: £10 full price/£9conc. Performances start at 7.30pm (2pm Saturday matinees).
Book online at http://tinyurl.com/cnuo8vu or reserve by calling 0117 967 7817. Licensed bar and disabled access also provided.
Brass Works Theatre is above Kingswood Heritage Museum, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol BS30 8XT.
Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, January 05, 2013