Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery


Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

40 characters. Five actors. One madcap adventure for the world’s most famous detective!

Written by comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) this is a thrilling new look at Sherlock Holmes.

On the murky moors of Devonshire, heirs to the Baskerville name are being killed, one by one.

Some say it’s a family curse.
Some say it’s a murderous hellhound.
Some say it’s a load of old nonsense.

A case like this can be solved by only one man…or…actually…two – so don your deerstalkers because Holmes and Watson are on the case!

This fast-paced, laugh out loud comedy sees our intrepid duo try to crack their most notorious case with the help of a tangled web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters.

Will our heroes discover the truth in time?
Will they fall foul of the demon hellhound?
Will they get all the costume changes right?

Join us on this murderously funny adventure to find out.

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


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  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:The closest car park to the Mercury Theatre is St Mary's Car Park. Discount parking vouchers can be bought in advance from the Mercury Theatre. Find out more information about parking offers on their website.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 1 mile away.



Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206 573948

Fax: 01206 769607

Opening Times

Season (30 July 2021 - 22 Aug 2021)

* Box office opening hours 10am-8pm. Sundays - Box Office open 90 minutes before performance. Closed Christmas Day.