The detective double act of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are back to solve the mystery of a deadly dog on Dartmoor but Weymouth Drama Club has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous by presenting an adaptation of the Conan Doyle plot that has become a crazy comedy full of laughter and wit.

A cast of just six actors portray a host of characters ranging from posh people to silly servants as they find themselves among weird goings on in a stately home amid the moorland countryside.

A variety of ever changing scenes take place on an empty stage as the actors travel by train, go to bed, ride on horseback, explore the moorland, confront danger from both humans and canine and also lose their trousers - well why not?

Paul Gorsuch as Holmes plays second fiddle to Laura Jane Parsons who as Dr. Watson is the dominant detective as he and Sir Henry Baskerville, played by Sadie Knight, set out to solve a mysterious murder.

Jane Lunn takes on several roles including that of a manic married couple while John Cropper and Julie Barber not only join in the drama but shift the sparse scenery in a production that is full of surprises, daft dialogue and fun.

Richard Lawson's direction and timing are spot on in a play that somehow manages to tell the story and captures the attention of the appreciative audience from start to finish. This unmissable production continues until Saturday.