The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover in this cheeky spoof adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson of the hit comedy team Peepolykus. This rollicking good show has Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson unraveling the mystery of Sir Charles’ death and the curse of the hound!  Packed full of the verbal and visual ingenuity that Peepolykus is known for, this fast-paced comedy offers a slapstick adaptation of this classic tale featuring 3 actors in various roles.


Artistic Perspective Discussion
Sunday January 31st following the 2pm matinee will feature Maine crime writers:

Kate Flora
Gayle Lynds
Lea Wait
Chris Holm
Paul Doiron

Join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception after the Artistic Perspective Discussion.

Quick Info



Sir Arthur Cononan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland in 1859. Doyle ventured first into the medical field, attending medical school at the University of Edinburg. It was here that be began to write short mystery stories, it wasn’t until 1879, however, that his first story “‘The Mystery of Sasassa Valley” was published. Doyle eventually turned to working as a surgeon on vessels bound for sea, and later an ophthalmologist in London.  In 1888, Doyle published “A Study in Scarlet” the first story in which his legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson appear. He would later go on to write over 60 detective stories featuring the pair of investigators which have been adapted numerous times in various mediums.

Steven Canny and John Nicholson

Steven Canny and John Nicholson are a part of Peepolykus, one of the UK’s most exciting touring theater companies, creating comic theater with proven national and international appeal.  Since 1996, it has exported its particular brand of humor to over 100 towns and cities across four continents.  The style is an exhilarating collision of anarchic verbal slapstick, visual surprises, absurd scenarios and sublimely ridiculous comic performances.


Cast & Artists