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Theatre Bristol On Air Presents Sherlock Holmes and “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

Theatre Bristol On Air auditions for the production of Sherlock Holmes and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” are Sunday, January 24 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Monday, January 25 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Callbacks and casting are January 27-29. Auditions will be held individually with the director and stage manager, and no preparation is required. To audition:

  • Select from among the 30-minute time slots (please email to request a time)
  • Fill out the audition form via the link provided from registering
  • Save the Zoom link provided once the audition form is completed
  • Read the confirmation email with additional information, as well as the audition material
  • Please optimize your audition with a good Zoom and audio set up.
  • On the day of auditions, arrive promptly on Zoom and wait to be admitted to the audition
  • Prepare to be moved to the waiting room and readmitted as needed

Auditions, rehearsals, and recording sessions will be held on Zoom. Rehearsals will be held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Theatre Bristol On Air, is a radio drama throw-back to Theatre Bristol’s days of “Don’t Touch That Dial.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes story, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is directed by Glenn Patterson. The production will air on radio 89.5 WETS, and throughout the month of March the program will also be available on various podcast services and the Theatre Bristol website,

Theatre Bristol continues Theatre Bristol On Air as part of its “Keeping Drama On -and Off- Stage” Series, to foster creativity and expression while we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

About “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

Based on a local legend of a spectral hound that haunted Dartmoor in Devonshire, England, the story is set in the moors at Baskerville Hall and the nearby Grimpen Mire, and the action takes place mostly at night, when the terrifying hound howls for blood. After Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead with his face twisted in stark terror, Holmes is called upon to protect his heir, Sir Henry Baskerville. Narrating the story is Holmes’s assistant, Dr. Watson, who is sent to Dartmoor while the busy Holmes remains in London. Upon his arrival, Watson learns that an escaped convict is on the loose. More unsettling events occur, including the appearance of an unknown figure on the moor. Watson later discovers that the mysterious person is Holmes, who has been conducting his own investigation. Holmes deduces that the killer is Jack Stapleton, a neighbor who is actually Rodger Baskerville. Hoping to inherit the family estate, he has plotted to kill his relatives using a vicious hound that he has painted with phosphorus to appear sinister. The superstitious Charles suffered a heart attack after being frightened by the animal. Stapleton also hopes to kill Henry Baskerville but is thwarted by Holmes. Afterward Stapleton flees and is believed to have died, swallowed by Grimpen Mire.


Sherlock Holmes

Dr. John Watson

Dr. James Mortimer

Sir Henry Baskerville

Yeoman’s Daughter






Mrs. Barrymore


Miss Stapleton

Mrs. Laura Lyons

*Due to COVID-19, all auditions will be held virtually until further notice.*

Auditions are held Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol. Additional details will be added to this page by each director for the auditions, such as the audition music selected, so please check back prior to auditions. Auditions are open to anyone. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to move in. Be sure to bring your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances.

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