Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Spring, Havant

The Hound of the Baskervilles is being performed by HumDrum  at The Spring, Havant.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is being performed by HumDrum at The Spring, Havant.
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Perhaps the hardest thing to do as an actor is to make an audience laugh. It’s a credit then to the performers in Humdrum’s Hound of The Baskervilles that the audience seem to be guffawing heartily.

From the moment Lewis Bailey introduces himself and his cast-mates you know this is going to be a very different show. We consistently blur the lines between actors and characters, the three performers leap from role to role with startling quickness and regularity.

The relationship between Bailey’s Watson and Holmes (Jonathan Fost) is a particular delight, both actors ramping up the inherent camp of two men who live together, work together and seem so lost without the other. Tim Sturton-Davies as Sir Henry Baskerville (among others) allows the other two free rein to act as silly as possible. Until Saturday.