An evening of drama, laughter and fun is promised when Weymouth Drama Club perform The Hound of the Baskervilles at Weymouth Pavilion from October 21 to 23.

Adapted for the stage from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, the play faithfully follows the original but in a comic way.

The adaptation is by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for the theatre company Peepolykus, who have their roots in clowning.

This production uses six actors (and a dummy!) to bring to life all the characters in the story.

It all starts when Sir Charles Baskerville ventures out onto Dartmoor one winter’s night for a rendezvous. But the person he is meeting doesn’t keep the appointment - and suddenly there is the chilling bay of the fearsome legendary hound that haunts the Baskervilles. In attempting to escape, Sir Charles dies of a heart attack.

Did Sir Charles actually come face-to-face with some demon hound from hell? Were the dark forces of evil involved?

His heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, arrives to claim his inheritance but the menace of the hound still dogs his footsteps. Can Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson save him before it is too late and why does Sir Henry lose his trousers?

The performances begin at 7.30pm. All tickets cost £14. Call 01305 783 225 for tickets or see