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Friday, April 12, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Gateway Theatre presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery from April 11-20.

Richmond’s Gateway Theatre closes its 2023-2024 season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

A humorous adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, in this retelling of the Victorian whodunit, a cast of five takes on nearly forty characters, darting on and off stage in this delightfully complex plot as they try to solve the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville’s death.

“This production will have many of the classic Sherlock Holmes elements that we know and love, but the story is also infused with humour, fun and farce,” said Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre’s executive artistic director and director of the show. “The joy is not in solving the crime but in meeting the wildly imaginative characters along the way. The actors’ challenge is making sure that each character is distinct from each other, and we have a phenomenal cast who will do this with aplomb. I am so excited for our audiences to join us for a madcap romp through the scenic English countryside.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, David C Jones speaks with actor Melissa Oei to learn more.

Gateway Theatre presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond) from April 11-20. Visit for tickets and information.

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