BASKERVILLE – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
Season: August 8th – 31st
Director: Justin Stephens
Sunday Feb 3th – 7.00pm
Contact the director:
0429 891 275
Sherlock Holmes (30-49): Highly intelligent, confident, charismatic, quick-witted, obsessive. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson. A sophisticated mind who savors adventure and an intriguing mystery, and has a manic gleam of mischief in his eyes. A mind that works overtime.
Doctor Watson (40-49): Smart, grounded, full of heart and wonder, lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes. We see the play through his eyes. He is the heart and soul of the play.
Actor One (30-49): Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles (over 10), including Stapleton (seemingly geeky butterfly lover who conceals a psychopath within), Barrymore (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Milker (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Lucy (loving wife of Wilson), and Dr. Mortimer (elegant, friendly, passionate).
Actor Two (20-39): must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Sir Hugo Baskerville (a brutal, cruel Cavalier), Wilson (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), Sir Henry Baskerville (young Texan relation to Baskervilles, open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and Inspector Lestrade (cocky police inspector).
Actress One: (PRECAST) Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Miss Stapleton (Stapleton’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who passionately falls in love with Sir Henry), Cartwright (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Mrs. Barrymore (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Mrs. Hudson (older, maternal housekeeper for Holmes).
The 1812 Theatre
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156
Mel 74 F6