Let The Dog See The Hound

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SHERLOCK Holmes’ most famous adventure will have a different dimension this April thanks to a Lancaster performance company.

Imitating the Dog will be taking on The Hound of the Baskervilles, which runs at The Dukes from April 17 to 21.

The Lancaster-based company have collaborated with Oldham Coliseum and fused different theatrical elements to create the dark and sinister world of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

This production of the Conan Doyle classic is part of The Dukes first Intermission Season which features events mixing live performance and film on stage. The Dukes dual use as a home producing theatre and independent cinema is unique in the North West.

Digital images, stark lighting and enveloping sound will create a cinematic portrayal of the terrors and loneliness of Dartmoor and the claustrophobic tension of the gothic hall.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the Devon moors with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on an ancient family curse.

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