Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

We arrive at 221b Baker Street, the well-known address of the world’s first, and most famous, consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Here we learn of a centuries-old curse which has lately come to life plaguing the Baskerville family. Can Sherlock prevent the demise of the latest, and only living descendant of the ancient family?

The play, written by the award winning playwright Ken Ludwig, is based on the well-known Sherlock Holmes adventure, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Mystery, sprinkled with tragedy, comedy, romance and a few red herrings lends to an entertaining experience. The impressive set lends itself to the many scenes, enabling the characters to travel from London to the misty, desolate and mysterious moors of the English countryside, where the haunting howl of an unseen hound can be heard, reminding all that the curse lives on.

What is most impressive is that the five actors, Genevieve Fleming, Gerry Mackay, Andrew CowndenMack Gordon, and Melissa Oei take on nearly 40 different characters! The sudden costume changes, sometimes occurring in view of the audience, adds to the hilarity of the scene. Directed by Barbara Tomasic, this production made good on its promise of a rollercoaster of laughter, suspense.

Gateway Theatre presents Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery from April 11 to 20, 2024.
Genevieve Fleming and Gerry Mackay. Photo by David Cooper.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

  • Date: April 11 to 20, 2024
  • Location: Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond)
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets online or by contacting the box off at (604) 270-1812

April 18th is a 2-for-1 ticket experience, use promo code BASKBOGO.