The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Westovian Theatre Society
29 August 2012
After last months fantastic rendition of Brassed Off, The Westovians return albeit in junior form with Tim Kelly's adaptation of The Hound Of The Baskervilles.
Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson are on the case of a fanged beast prowling the moors surrounding the Mortimer residence. Sir Henry is heir to a vast fortune, with this fortune comes a price in blood...will Sherlock and Watson piece together the clues before curtain down..??
Very well set entirely in the drawing room of the Mortimer abode, the play continues in the grand Westovian tradition of being just mighty fine.
From start to finish the acting from the Youth Section was brilliant. Every blow by blow account of the play was offered to the audience with clarity and youthful skill.
I have never seen Annie Cairns play 'posh' before but her performance playing Lady Agatha Mortimer was very very good...even if she did have the wrong shoes on..ha ha!!
In Andrew Dawson's first leading role playing Holmes, he executed his lines with some good precision, as did Connor Woods, playing Sir Henry and another Connor, this time Connor Willis playing Dr. Watson.
In fact all on stage (10 in total) played and accomplished what they set out to do with relative ease and made this very comfortable on the eye for the viewer.
It was great to see so many in the audience for the first night, all I am sure enjoyed it as much as myself.
Again with the tradition of The Westovians being The Westovians, the sound and light both were spot on...some very scary lightning crashes almost shook the popcorn from a couple along from me.
With this being the third direction under her belt, Rachael Walsh, I am sure still had a lot to do in respects of organising and providing her skills to the actors on stage, this paid off massively as it goes down as another South Shields seaside hit.
Well done all on board.
The Hound is playing until Saturday 1st September