News Bulletin 115

“I always welcome a touch of the dramatic”


The Hound – Newtownabbey bound!

Theatrical manifestations of Sherlock Holmes in our little province are like finding hen’s teeth so the news that the Chapterhouse production of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles will be appearing here this summer will be warmly applauded.

It  has been adapted for the stage by Laura Turner and will be performed on Thursday 4 July 2013 at the Civic Square at Mossley Mill. This is in front of the Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 5QA. 

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles is an OUTDOOR performance lasting 2 hours, and will we understand take place come rain, hail or shine. The time has been set for 7:30pm (Grounds open at 6:30pm). Tickets are £13 & £10 (Concession). There is a Group discount of 10%, for 6 or more persons.

The Newtownabbey Borough Council’s (owners of the Mossley Mill site and theatre) website blurb, from which the above was extracted, also tells us:

‘Outdoors, in the eerie setting of the old Mossley Mill, join the dramatic detective duo, Holmes and Watson as they go on a mysterious adventure to the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors, where something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family, legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe, not even the bravest of men. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the mystery of the Hound of The Baskervilles?

Bring your best detective skills for an unforgettable evening of theatre, mystery and suspense under the stars, in the stunning setting of Mossley Mill Civic Square (the grass area in front of the Theatre at The Mill).’

This performance falls outside our normal season so we won’t be arranging a special sailing. Apart from the publicity it’s been given here, we’ll also be bringing it to the attention of those members who do not have email addresses. If you are interested in seeing the show, the website for online bookings is here.

Alternatively, you can book by phone – call 028 9034 0202.  Mon -Sat (Non performance days): 10am – 5pm. Mon- Sat (Performance days): 10pm – 8pm. You can also book in person. The Box Office is located in The Theatre at The Mill, Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 5QA. 


And lots of other places too!

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles is part of a nationwide tour by Chapterhouse which takes in many parts of England, one date in Scotland and also three venues in the south of Ireland. The latter dates are at Blarney Castle (27 June), Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry (28 June) and Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan (5 July).

The tour starts on 23 June in Barnsley and finishes on 4 September at Leominster. You can get more information including all the dates here.