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Wrap up against the chill this September and venture into the wild, supernatural moors where Charles Baskerville is dead, and a terrifying beast is rumoured to stalk the mists around the remote Baskerville mansion.

Following on from the sell-out success of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Northern Stage is gearing up to grip audiences of the North East with an innovative and deliciously dark take on the gothic classic by Arthur Conan Doyle from Wednesday 11th-Monday 23rd September (the production then visits Gosforth Civic Theatre on Monday 7th-Tuesday 8th October).

Northern Stage is renowned for breathing fresh life into old stories, and this production of The Hound of the Baskervilles promises to be bold, experimental and tense with danger. Director Jake Smith promises, “We’re doing Holmes in a way that’s never been done before. It’s going to be a visceral theatrical thriller, blending movement, music and the power of storytelling to transport us to the moors.”

A home-grown, up-and-coming cast and crew (some from Northern Stage’s pioneering NORTH programme) will bring this ghostly tale to life, with James Gladdon, Rebecca Tebbett, Jake Wilson Craw and Siobhan Stanley taking centre-stage.

So make your way through the mists around Baskerville Hall for a night when the boundary between what is real and what is imagined will grow very thin indeed…

The Hound of the Baskervilles is at Northern Stage, Newcastle from Wednesday 11th-Monday 23rd September, after which it tours the region

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