From left: Mark Weatherley

The game’s afoot, but nothing is elementary

Fast-paced farcical adventure Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs from Oct. 12 to 22 at the Surrey Arts Centre.

Arts Club Theatre Company On Tour presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery from Oct. 12-22 at Surrey Arts Centre.

Based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, this fast-paced farcical whodunit adventure features five actors playing more than 40 zany characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies and heirs.

When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit.

The game’s afoot in a thriller that’s anything but elementary.

“Baskerville is definitely a comedic romp, but the play also maintains the original story’s gothic feel, so there are moments when we hope to scare the bejesus out of people,” said director John Murphy.

Performances are Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. at 13750 88 Ave.

The Running time is about two hours, including intermission.

Tickets are $25 to $55 at the box office, by phone at 604-501-5566 or online at tickets.surrey.ca

Special performances:

• Opening night: Purchase tickets to the Oct. 12 performance and arrive early to relax, socialize and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 7 p.m.

• First Friday: Tickets to the Oct. 14 performance include dessert and coffee after the show. Visitors might even meet the actors.

• Paint at the Play Art Camp: Come to the 4 p.m. performance on Oct. 22 and the will entertain your six- to 12-years-olds at the Art Camp  from 3:30-6:30 p.m. while you enjoy the show. It’s free, and registration is encouraged by Oct. 20. Call the box office at  604-501-5566.

VocalEye: Patrons who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy an enhanced theatre experience at the 4 p.m. performance on Oct. 22 with VocalEye audio description. VocalEye patrons are eligible for a $25 ticket price, and can purchase by phoning the box office. VocalEye equipment is limited, so reserving ahead is recommended.

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