Ha Ha Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles to embark on hilarious and elementary 2013 UK tour

Posted: 7th January 2013
Joe Pasquale and the Ha Ha team attempt to solve a beastly crime on the moors, tickets on sale now

We all love a good laugh and a bit of parody, especially when the chosen story is as iconic as this one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated fictional sleuth is normally revered for his powers of deduction, dry-wit, deerstalker, pipe and trusty companion and (most often) narrator of his physical scrapes and intellectual wizardry, Dr Watson.

The stories have been adapted for TV, film and stage, often with big names taking up the role of the wily detective - Basil Rathbone in the thirties, Jeremy Brett in the eighties, Robert Downey Jr and, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch in the 21st-century. Not forgetting Joe Pasquale, of course.

Yes, the latest man to fill the perfectly-polished shows of one Sherlock Holmes is squeaky-voiced comedian and Dancing on Ice star Joe Pasquale in this hilarious send-up of the most familiar story created by Ha Ha's, Ben Langley (who also stars as Dr Watson) and supported by Andrew Fettes (who plays every other character in the production). Somehow, you imagine chaos, calamity and comedy - and that's what you'll get.

Ha Ha Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles sees Holmes and Watson head out to the moors to solve the heinous crimes being committed against all and sundry - by a beast. Under a cloak of darkness and with their (half) wits about them, what could possibly go wrong?

The UK tour begins on 14th September in High Wycombe, followed by shows in Manchester, Southport, Shrewsbury and many more until Aylesbury on 15th November. We have tickets to all shows available now, priced from £17.50 for kids and £21.50 for adults.

Paul Pledger