The hound of music – performers plan Holmes classic with songs

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By The Bristol Post | Friday, November 16, 2012, 05:00

SOUTH Gloucestershire's first professional theatre is preparing for its first Christmas show.

Actors at Brass Works Theatre will be performing The Hound of the Baskervilles from December 17.

Arthur Conan Doyle's classic has been re-written with a twist by local playwright Bruce Fellows (pictured) following a competition at Bristol's leading writing group Southwest Scriptwriters.

The show recreates the atmospheric darkness of a wintery Dartmoor, with songs from the music hall age and, in its 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.

Artistic director 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 a preview on December 17, and then runs December 18-22, 27-29, and January 2-5. Performances start at 7.30pm (2pm Sat matinees). Book online at www.brassworks theatre.com or call 0117 967 7817.

      

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