The Hound of the Baskervilles Review

Richmond Theatre – until 6 November 2021

Reviewed by Carly Burlinge  


The Hound of the Baskervilles tells the haunting tale of a scary hound roaming around in the middle of Dartmoor that keeps attacking the male heirs of the Baskerville family. Now with their last remaining heir in danger of his life! Sherlock homes and his trusty – unique colleague Dr Watson are asked to unravel the case. With the story of the family being cursed and a spectral creature that is on the loose will they be able to help and actually solve the case?  

This production was amazing to watch with just three people taking on the role of multiple characters within the story and doing it fantastically well.  

Sherlock Holmes (Jake Ferretti) plays the part as an overconfident very enthusiastic detective, alongside his colleague Dr Watson (Niall Ransome) who is in ore of sherlock and lacking in self-confidence and sometimes takes a while to catch up with the investigation. Their relationship on stage offers some unique funny moments. Sir Henry (Serena Manteghi) plays her part exceptionally well with great accents emphasises on her body language and facial expressions and was just amazing to watch throughout. The three together had the audience laughing out loud what a great connection between them all. Their other characters in which they played and exchanges were done extremely well and very quick offering more humour to the show consisted of country yokels, house servants and an excitable Latin lady all working in close connection and delivering an outstanding, hilarious concoction of brilliance. 

The backdrop of the stage was done amazingly well with a house set at the back of the moors with a full moon behind and black clouds ominous and trees with ghost like branches and smoke filling the stage making the whole atmosphere very eerie – it looked absolutely fantastic! 

What a funny imaginative play that will have you in stitches throughout the whole performance!