Stanley Bahorek in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville at Arena Stage and McCarter Theatre Center. Photo by Margot Shulman.

Euan Morton as Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

Andrew Kober as Sir Henry in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

Blake Segal as Mr. Barrymore and Liz Wisan as Mrs. Barrymore. Photo by Jim Cox.

Euan Morton as Sherlock Holmes (foreground) with (from left) Andrew Kober as Daisy, Liz Wisan as Mrs. Hudson, and Usman Ally as Doctor Watson. Photo by Jim Cox.



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Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Ken Ludwig on producing Baskerville:

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/ Cleveland Play House Production Trailer


Ingeniously funny … Ludwig had done a remarkable job adapting Doyle's story to the stage while putting his own twist on a classic.
Broadway World

Comedy gold … [Baskerville] finds the perfect mix of slapstick and thrills.

★★★★½. Theatrical bliss … this is a winning evening of enjoyment.”
DC Metro Theater Arts

Dazzling … Baskerville [is] a master class in olde tyme theatre and a bellyful of laughs.”
MD Theatre Guide

Comedy is a rarity in our town. Silliness even rarer. If that’s what’s missing in your life, then it’s elementary, my dear reader. Get to Arena Stage.”
DC Theatre Scene

Side-splittingly funny.
Woman Around Town

Comical and contemporary. An elementary must-see.
K Street Magazine (formerly K Street Kate)

"Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is pure theatrical delight from start to finish. The comedy-mystery from the award-winning playwright provides nonstop action, laughs and thrills on every level."
San Diego Jewish World

“Baskerville is a joy. It’s hilarious and ridiculous and incredibly well done.
Baker Street Babes


Sherlockians flock to ‘Baskerville’ at Arena, pronouncing it a bloody good time
The Washington Post

‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ charges into Arena Stage
The Washington Post

There is Nothing Elementary About a New Sherlock Holmes Adaptation
Smithsonian Magazine

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Watch the trailer for Baskerville at McCarter Theatre Center

Baskerville at Arena Stage - Teaser

Production Photos

Arena Stage /McCarter Theatre Center World Premiere
Photos by Margot Shulman
Jane Pfitsch, Gregory Wooddell and Stanley Bahorek

Lucas Hall and Gregory Wooddell

Stanley Bahorek, Michael Glenn and Gregory Wooddell

Jane Pfitsch, Gregory Wooddell and Lucas Hall

Michael Glenn and Jane Pfitsch

Gregory Wooddell

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall and Stanley Bahorek

Michael Glenn, Lucas Hall and Stanley Bahorek

Lucas Hall and Gregory Wooddell

Old Globe production
Directed by Josh Rhodes
Photos by Jim Cox

Euan Morton as Sherlock Holmes (center) with (from left) Andrew Kober as Daisy, Liz Wisan as Mrs. Hudson, and Usman Ally as Doctor Watson.

(from left) Euan Morton as Sherlock Holmes, Usman Ally as Doctor Watson, and Liz Wisan as Nurse Malloy.

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