With three masterly actors essaying fifteen roles, director Aakash Khurana presents a comic take on one of Sherlock’s finest murder mysteries
The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through its digital season. The play, directed by Aakash Khurana, will be screened via insider.in‘s online streaming service making it the second play of Aadyam’s Digital Edition. Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, this is a comic take on the Sherlock Holmes story that turns a tale of terror into an engaging burlesque. The illustrious cast includes Vivek Madan as Sherlock Holmes, Arghya Lahiri as Dr. Watson and Nadir Khan as Sir Charles Baskerville. Celebrating a cult novel from over a century ago, the artists along with the entire production team have created a piece that is thoroughly entertaining while delivering remarkable performances. The gloriously funny parody of this famous story becomes special with greater reason – the three seasoned actors – Madan, Lahiri and Khan – play not 3 but a total of 15 characters.
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles. The plot may seem gripping and mysterious but the audience will be in for a surprise that will leave them in splits. The wily Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson, take you through this comedic adventure that is a hilarious adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crime novel.
The play was first staged by Aadyam in 2015 when it received rave reviews not for a riveting murder mystery that the plot originally dwells upon, but for a cheeky, humorous twist that audience with a sense of humor truly enjoyed. In bringing back this version of the classic in a digital format with a change in the cast and staging, Aadyam is also telling its audience – let’s not stop celebrating our chaotic, over populated social lives. The show will certainly go on so whistle, cheer, applaud – this time, at the screens.
Show date & timings:
9th Jan 2021, 7 PM | 16th Jan 2021, 7 PM | 17th Jan 2021, 7 PM
Tickets for Aadyam’s The Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle go live on 20th December 2020 on Insider