For a brief time, part of Greenfields School became both the foggy London streets of Victorian times, and then the shadowy and wild moors of Devonshire this July as the Greenfields Theatre Company put on three performances of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles.
This trio of performances on July 15th, 16th and 17th brought to the stage Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s heart- pumping murder mystery as Holmes and Watson set out to unravel a plot that began with a mysterious death, and touched the fine border between science and the supernatural.
The performances took place at Greenfields School, Priory Road, Forest Row. The entire senior school transforms at the end of each year into a theatre company to produce spectacular dramatic performances. Recent years’ plays have included Pride & Prejudice, Robin Hood and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“This year’s GTC was particularly ambitious, with a whole new level of technical expertise and engagement,” said Head Teacher Grant Hudson. “Strange sounds, weird lights and a host of other effects really took the performance into a new range, and I’m happy to say it all worked a treat.”
The play was directed by Drama teacher Mrs. Maria Bird, produced by ICT teacher Mr. David Bailey, written by Old Greenfieldian and trained actor Robbie Scandrett and technically managed by Old Greenfieldian and RADA graduate Gabriel Phillips.