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Written and directed by Chris Jaeger, based loosely on an idea by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Commandery Gardens

Tuesday 10th – Sunday 22nd July (Excluding Monday 16th)

7.30pm Tuesday – Saturday, 3pm Sundays

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You better watch out, there’s a Hound about at this year’s Worcester Rep at the Commandery!


The Worcester Repertory Company returns to the glorious Commandery Gardens with this year’s must-see event of the summer; a brand new spoof version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous of mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles.


The Rep’s annual outdoor event has become something of an institution since its first season back in 2007. Writer and director Chris Jaeger, Artistic Director of the Worcester Repertory Company, said “This is our 12th consecutive outdoor summer production in the Commandery Gardens and it is one of the main Rep shows of the year. Another Shakespeare-less Commandery performance (although we are doing Twelfth Night in the Cathedral in October), this is the third consecutive non-Bard following The Importance of Being Earnest in 2016 and Charley’s Aunt last year. They do seem to be very popular and I hope this year’s ‘Hound’ will be no exception.”


He added, “Those who have been before will know that we go for maximum comedy outdoors, and in this case, outright spoof! Please do not be offended if you come from Droitwich. We love you really, honest!”


The production stars Rep Associate Director Ben Humphrey as Holmes, and John-Robert Partridge as his trusty sidekick Dr Watson, as they attempt to solve the mystery of a murder linked to a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin… but is a ferocious four-legged-fiend the real culprit?


Dubbed as ‘loosely based on an idea by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’, the Rep’s ‘Hound’ will leave you asking, “Why is Mrs Hudson in the play when she wasn’t in the original? Why is Sherlock Holmes convinced that the Hound of the Baskervilles has a beard? Why is Dr Watson so unbelievably stupid? Why can’t they afford Benedict Cabbagepatch? Why have people come dressed up as dogs? Why are we here???”

Chris added, “This is shaping up to be the funniest show I have ever directed. I have my best cast ever, and the weather’s looking great. Can’t wait for it to start!”


So pack a picnic, bring a bottle, and head along to the glorious Commandery gardens for a summer evening’s entertainment like no other – be there, or be square!


The Hound of the Baskervilles opens on Tuesday the 10th July and runs for two weeks in the Commandery Gardens, Worcester.


Tickets £16.50, Sunday performances £13.50, U16s £8

Flexi Tickets £18.50 (can be used for any performance, available through the Box Office only)