This autumn Northern Stage presents Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 11-23 September in Newcastle then touring until 9 November.

Last year, Northern Stage expanded its pioneering NORTH programme beyond actor training to include staging and touring a new production - The War of the Worlds, which had two sell-out runs in Newcastle and a successful tour. As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting and developing new talent in the North East, Northern Stage has once again cast four emerging actors in a new adaptation of a classic, which will open in Newcastle this autumn before touring to venues including Tron Theatre Glasgow, Hull Truck Theatre, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Square Chapel in Halifax, Queen’s Hall Hexham, Gala Theatre, Durham and The Dukes in Lancaster, as well as a number of rural venues across the north of England.

This new adaptation is by Douglas Maxwell (Yer Granny, National Theatre of Scotland), with set and costume design by Amy Watts (West End Girls, Live Theatre/Elevator Festival), music and sound design by Jeremy Bradfield (The Wizard of Oz, Northern Stage), lighting design by Michael Morgan who regularly works with Northern Stage associates BalletLORENT, and directed by Jake Smith.

Originally from the North East, Jake trained on the National Theatre Directors’ Programme and has held positions as Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, Resident Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and Creative Learning Facilitator at Hull Truck Theatre. He is the current Artistic Director of the award-winning Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, and last year was associate director on The Last Ship (Northern Stage and UK tour).

He said, “We’re doing Holmes in a way that’s never been done before - our Sherlock finds himself lost and unable to continue solving cases after losing his last. It's going to be a visceral theatrical thriller, blending movement, music and the power of storytelling to transport us to the Moor - the world we’re creating is rooted in its original Victorian setting but we’re hoping to shake off any
dust.”

The cast are James Gladdon (Sherlock Holmes, Soldier, Barrymore, Mr Stapleton) – James graduated from BA Acting at ArtsEd where he finished his year playing Mr. Parks in Roy Williams' Play This Is directed by Lynette Linton and has previously worked with director Jake Smith on Hamlet at Petersfield Shakespeare Festival and WormTown at The Customs House; Rebecca Tebbett (Henry Baskerville, Miss Stapleton, Laura Lyons) – Rebecca is a LAMDA graduate who was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary whilst training, and recent theatre credits include Jane Eyre (The Watermill) and Fragment (Battersea Arts Centre); Jake Wilson Craw (Dr Watson) – a NORTH participant since 2017, Jake is thrilled to be involved and can't wait to get his teeth into Watson; and Siobhan Stanley (Dr Mortimer, Mrs Barrymore, Mrs Franland) - Siobhan graduated from Northumbria University in 2018 with a First Class Honours Degree in Performing Arts and has recently completed Northern Stage's NORTH actor programme.

Tickets at Northern Stage start at £10; for more details or to book tickets see northernstage.co.uk or call the box office on 0191 230 5151.

AUTUMN 2019 TOUR

WED 25 – SAT 28 SEP
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Book: tron.co.uk | 0141 552 4267
MON 30 SEP – WED 2 OCT
Theatre Royal Wakefield
Book: theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk
01924 211 311
FRI 4 OCT
Jarrow Hall, Jarrow,
South Tyneside
Book: jarrowhall.org.uk
0191 424 1585
SAT 5 OCT
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Book: otleycourthouse.org.uk
01943 467 466
MON 7 – TUE 8 OCT
Gosforth Civic Theatre,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Book: gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk
0191 284 3700
THU 10 OCT
The Witham, Barnard Castle
Book: thewitham.org.uk
01833 631 107
FRI 11 OCT
Gala Theatre, Durham
Book: galadurham.co.uk
03000 266 600
SAT 12 OCT
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Book: queenshall.co.uk
01434 652 477
WED 16 OCT
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax 
Book: squarechapel.co.uk
01422 349 422
THU 17 OCT
Pocklington Arts Centre, York
Book: pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk
01759 301 547
FRI 18 – SAT 19 OCT
Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Book: hulltruck.co.uk | 01482 323 638
WED 23 OCT
The Exchange, North Shields
Book: ticketsource.co.uk/theexchange
0191 258 4111
THU 24 OCT
Neasham Reading Room
Sockburn Lane, Neasham
Book: ruralarts.org | 01325 720 366
FRI 25 OCT
Gilling West Village Hall,
Richmond, North Yorkshire
Book: ruralarts.org | 01845 526 536
SAT 26 OCT
Kilburn Institute,
Kilburn, North Yorkshire
Book: ruralarts.org | 01845 526 536
WED 30 OCT
The Phoenix Theatre,
Blyth, Northumberland
Book: thephoenixtheatre.org.uk
01670 367 228
THU 31 OCT
Hamsterley Village Hall,
Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
Book: highlightsnorth.co.uk
01388 488 323
FRI 1 NOV
Troutbeck Institute,
Nr Windermere, Cumbria
Book: highlightsnorth.co.uk
01539 434 713
SAT 2 NOV
Shilbottle Community Hall,
Shilbottle
Book: highlightsnorth.co.uk
07946 537 703
SUN 3 NOV
Bardon Mill Village Hall
Hexham, Northumberland
Book: ticketsource.co.uk
01434 344 424

WED 6 – SAT 9 NOV
The Dukes Lancaster
Book: dukes-lancaster.org
01524 598 500