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Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles - 2016 Reviews

 
  “Charmingly warm and witty production”

“Chapterhouse’s adaptation carried it all with excellent performances, lively character conflicts and with a true celebration of outdoor theatre.”

  THE DIRECTORY PEOPLE


  “a classic whodunit with suspense and comedy”

  THE IPSWICH STAR


 

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles - 2015 Reviews


  “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of the dreaded curse of the Baskervilles received a fresh twist in the ChapterHouse Theatre Company production.”

  THE NOTTINGHAM POST


  “A thoroughly enjoyable evening, with clever casting and a great adaptation by Laura Turner.”

  NANTWICH NEWS


 

Quotes Corner

 
  “worth catching them whatever the show, wherever they go” 5 star rating

  NORTHERN ECHO


  "Open air at its best"

  Richard Parr, EASTERN DAILY PRESS


  “Played to perfection...not to be missed"

  WORTHING HERALD - 2011


  “Don't miss...the perfect evening"

  THE DAILY EXPRESS - 2009


  “filled with comic flare and visual sparkle"

  THE STAGE


 

2015 Reviews

 
 

THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

     
  “ …a production that rattled along with snappy dialogue and helter-skelter plot for a sell-out crowd.”

  VISIT LIVERPOOL


  “Tightly constructed with stylish, snappy dialogue, this is close to the spirit of the original.”

  CHRISTOPHERJAMESPOET - BLOG


 

JANE EYRE

 

 

 
  “ … lively characters and the subtly interwoven humour that can only be pulled off with a live audience, they breathe new life into this old tale.”

  CUCKOO (New Writing North)


  “ … an open air performance to savour.”

  LANCASHIRE EVENING POST/ THE STAR


  “Laura Turner’s skilled adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s vivid novel commanded attention and the 500 strong audience were utterly silenced by its moments of poignancy and violence.”

  LANCASHIRE EVENING POST/ THE STAR


  “… Presented with all the skill and panache which we have come to expect of Chapterhouse Theatre Company.”

  THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES


 

THE JUNGLE BOOK

 


  “WHAT an adventure! If Rudyard Kipling could have been there, I feel sure he would have approved of and applauded Chapterhouse Theatre Company's version of his celebrated book.”

  THE CORNISHMAN  
  “Chapterhouse Theatre captured the spirit of this beguiling novel, bringing Austen’s carefully-crafted words alive with passion and determination on the outdoor stage.”

  NEW LIFE MAGAZINES  
  “A perfectly British evening of entertainment in the heart of beautiful Hampshire.”

  NEW LIFE MAGAZINES  
 

THE SECRET GARDEN

     
  “Open air theatre is a wonderful and intimate way to be up close and personal with a play. The cast of 'The Secret Garden' are such accomplished performers that you feel like a character in this enchanting story rather than a spectator.”

  KERRYGORDON BLOG  
  “The music and singing was an unexpected joy in this new take of an old classic and the puppetry is a trademark of Chapterhouse and its brilliant actors.”

  KERRYGORDON BLOG  
  “A few spots of rain didn’t dampen anyone’s enjoyment of this beautifully-crafted show.”

  DERBYSHIRE TIMES  
  “Parents were engrossed”


  DERBYSHIRE TIMES  
  “moving and powerful”


  THE STAGE  
 

2014 Reviews

 
  “This lively production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is marked by clear delivery and well-choreographed physical antics”

  Pru Farrier (THE STAGE)


  “Much Ado About Nothing captured the outdoor audience in a frenzy of laughs, sniggers and surprises, in a beautiful and peaceful setting within the castle grounds.”

  NOTTINGHAM POST


  “… the wonderful standard of acting, attention to detail, comic timing and beautiful costumes carried me back to the time Jane Austen wrote this wonderful story in 1811.”

  (CREATIVE COPYWRITING & JOURNALISM SERVICES)
Sense and Sensibility


  “Chapterhouse’s take on what makes Wuthering Heights a play that is worth watching again and again is really something to see; the gothic mist, backdrop from day to night and gorgeous ending allow the audience to fall in love with the story they once fell in love with some time ago.”

  Simren Handa (THE POSITIVE)
Wuthering Heights


  “What Chapterhouse does is theatre at the coalface, carried by the power of acting, cheeky engagement with the audience and a refreshing absence of anything technical. ... and they do it with distinction.”

  (THE STAGE)
Sherlock Holmes


  “It all adds up to a thoroughly good evening’s entertainment.”

  (THE STAGE)
Sherlock Holmes


  “Chapterhouse Theatre Company really do know how to engage an audience of all ages, their excellent adaptations are creative and entertaining.”

  Marisa Cashill (DERBYSHIRE TIMES)
Jungle Book


  “Diction and delivery by the energetic cast are uniformly excellent [...] giving a strong, harmonised atmosphere, whether evoking wolves, monkeys or chickens.” …“To keep 250 kids amused for an hour and a half is no mean feat. And the 100 adults also seem to be enjoying themselves.”

  Graham Gurrin (THE STAGE)
Jungle Book


  “Hilarious, well cast and a reassuringly English way to spend a fine summer’s evening.”

  NOTTINGHAM POST (Pride and Prejudice)


  “We really were wowed from start to finish. I thoroughly recommend this touring group.” Rating: 5/5

  WHAT'S GOOD TO DO (Sense & Sensibility)


  “A thoroughly enjoyable evening, with clever casting and a great adaptation by Laura Turner.”

  NANTWICH NEWS (Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles)


  “Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s brilliant adaptation of this timeless novel was superbly performed and their original songs had the viewers clapping and singing along."

  THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES (The Wind in the Willows)


  “This performance captured both the humour and the disconcerting strangeness of The Bard's romantic comedy, which warmed the soul. A joyously inventive production.”

  THE NOTTINGHAM POST (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


  “I have seen Chapterhouse perform in the past so my expectations were high for their return to north Derbyshire. I hoped they would be able to pull off this Shakespeare favourite and they did so, with flying colours.”

  THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


  “Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night embraced the real comic elements of one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. Many productions of Twelfth Night concentrate on the love story and play it quite straight. Chapterhouse’s production stands out as being truly funny, and therefore making the farcical tale believable.”

  BIRMINGHAM MAIL (Twelfth Night)


   
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