The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes, it’s a story of spine-chilling mystery, suspense, humour and terror. The story was originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902 and is set largely on Dartmoor.
Sir Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a family curse: death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress, and escaped convicts. Who wrote the letter that summoned the hound? Is Sir Henry’s romance with the lovely Kathy doomed? Is the supernatural at work………
The play will be directed by Sandra Griswold
Tales of the Unexplained
Two ghostly spine chilling one act plays that will leave you wary of the shadows and looking over your shoulder as you leave the theatre.
The Monkey’s Paw by Jonathan Holloway and W. W. Jacobs.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for and would you be prepared for the consequences? In the classic short story, The Monkey's Paw, Mr and Mrs White, an ordinary 1940’s working-class couple, are given just this opportunity. Each of their wishes is seemingly granted, but in a most unpredictable and disturbing way. With their final, desperate wish, events take an even more unexpected and sinister turn...
The Signalman by Charles Dickens was first published in 1866, and, much later adapted for the stage by Matthew Harper. The play tells the story of the solitary, monotonous life of a railway signalman who is troubled by visions of ghostly figures. The original idea is believed to have come from Dicken’s own involvement in a rail crash at Staplehurst in Kent, which happened a year before he wrote the Signalman.
In 1976 the BBC adapted it for the Ghost story at Christmas series, most of it was filmed on the Severn Valley Railway, creating an authentic Victorian atmosphere.
Tickets are available NOW online and will be available from our Town Centre seller, The French Deli, 1 Coventry Street, Stourbridge from May 1st. (just over the road from The Town Hall)
Discounts for group booking either online or you may like to contact the STC Box Office (see contacts page)