WEYMOUTH Drama Club has restarted rehearsals for their production of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The production was going to take place in April last year but was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now be performed at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth on October 21 to 23 this year.

Based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel, the adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles is a comedy drama which has been described as 'a wonderful barking spoof'.

Laura Jane Parsons, who plays Dr Watson said: "We been waiting so long for the chance to get back in front of a live audience."

Mark Reeve, who plays Sir Henry Baskerville said: “It’s great to get back to this wonderfully funny play after the longest locked down rehearsal period I’ve ever known”.

Though it is a comedy, the stage adaptation closely follows the original classic Sherlock Holmes story with all the terrors of the moor and a cast of some twenty characters bought to life by just six actors and a dummy.

The play is directed by Richard Lawson who said the style is similar to the club’s 2018 production of The 39 Steps and organisers say it is a production which is 'not to be missed'.

Tickets, priced at £14.50, are available from the Pavilion box office.