“The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be presented Dec. 9-18 in the Nickle Studio in Red Deer by members of Tree House Youth Theatre. (Contributed image).

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be presented Dec. 9-18 in the Nickle Studio in Red Deer by members of Tree House Youth Theatre. (Contributed image).

Sherlock Holmes mysteries are being staged by Tree House Youth Theatre in Red Deer

Plays run Dec. 9-18 at the Nickle Studio

The Sherlock Holmes classic The Hound of the Baskervilles will be presented next month by Tree House Youth Theatre.

The mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted for stage by Albertus Koett, the group’s artistic director. His young cast and crew will be producing the play at the Nickle Studio, upstairs at the Memorial Centre from Dec. 9-18.

“We are thrilled to be able to present a play in-person for the first time in two years. The actors, ages 13-17, have been working extremely hard on this play, and are so excited to share it with a live audience,” states a post on the Tree House Facebook page.

In addition to The Hound of the Baskervilles — a tale of a supernatural “hell hound” and a family curse — the younger members of Tree House Youth Theatre will be presenting a production of The Sherlock Holmes Jr. Detective Agency, written by Koett, before each performance.

When Mrs. Hudson’s valuable necklace is stolen, she turns to her two nieces, Shirley and Sherry Holmes for help. Can they find the pearls before their competitor, the Moriarty Detective Corporation?

This one-act play will feature performers ages 9-12.

Tickets are selling fast through www. treehouseyouththeatre.ca/sherlock-holmes.

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