Thursday, June 20

The Hound of Baskervilles opens at Bolton Octagon in July

Bolton’s recently refurbed Octagon Theatre’s first inhouse production will be the Sherlock Holmes classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The comedy adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventure will be directed by the Octagon’s artistic director Lotte Wakeham and adapted for the stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.

It’s the familiar story with a comic twist of world-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson unravelling the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville. With rumours of a cursed giant hound on the loose, they must act fast to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.

Leading the case as the famous sleuth is Salford born actor and Octagon Youth Theatre alumnus Reuben Johnson joined by Simon Kane as the long-suffering Dr Watson. UK Theatre Award winner Polly Lister plays Sir Henry Baskerville. 

As well as their main roles all three will also play numerous other roles in this farcical comedy version.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is at the Octagon Theatre from Thu 1st July – Sat 7th August. Tickets start from £15 and are on sale now. Find out more and book tickets via the Octagon Box Office on 01204 520661or at

The Octagon is a See it Safely and Good to Go approved venue complying with all the latest government guidance and have implemented Covid-safety measures to keep audiences safe.