MUCH as Sherlock Holmes believes in “presuming nothing”, the award-winning Queen’s Hall Theatre Club want to take audiences on a thrilling and unpredictable ride, through their upcoming production of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The production promises to include the fog, bogs and devilish dogs famously featured in the original supernatural tale, whilst bringing new characters and plot twists which Sherlock himself would approve of.

Director of the production David Nixon said audiences should “expect the unexpected”, but also prepare to be tickled by the comedy running throughout the performance.

“It’s a performance packed with the strange and surreal,” David said, “but still a family production, which is suitably spooky for children.

“The beloved Sherlock and Watson will be taking centre of course, but they’ll be joined by some new characters, created from the minds of our production team.

“It’s a great opportunity to see a classical production, whilst supporting young, local talented actors and actresses who use the club to gain an education on stage.”

The adaption of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic is the latest jaunt in the run of shows the ever-ambitious theatre club have taken on.

Past shows have included Blackadder II, and the play the group recently won ‘Best Dramatic Performance’ for at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association Northern Performance Awards, Tom, Dick and Harry.

The Hound of the Baskervilles runs from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1 at 7.30pm at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham.