of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic
'The Hound Of The Baskervilles'
Sherlock Bones and Dr. Motson's investigation leads them to deepest, darkest Witheridge Moor on Halloween where they meet vampires, a mysterious fortune-teller, a werewolf and their archenemy - the infamous Professor Moriaty. And the investigation leads to an unexpected discovery.
The play combines elements of a murder mystery with Halloween theme in a humorous and exciting play perfect for children's Halloween performances. The play will keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Author: Robert Reed
Age: 8-10 (Primary KS2 Year 4 - Year 5)
Cast: 16-21 (min 3 girls, min 3 boys)
Duration: 25 minutes
Price: £ 7.00 or US$ 13.00
MR BARRYMORE (butler)
MRS SCONES (Sherlock Bones' housekeeper)
MRS BARRYMORE (housekeeper)
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR LESTRADE
SHEEP 1-5 (non-speaking roles)
One of the nicest Halloween activities for families is carving jack-o'-lanterns from pumpkins. It's perfect spooky fun for youngsters and oldies alike. The tradition of making jack-o'-lanterns came, like many good things, from Ireland. The ancient Celts would carve scary faces from turnips and light them during the festival of Samhain (31st October- 1st November). Samhain was a time of the year when the Celts believed that spirits could enter the world of the living, and the jack-o'-lanterns may have been used to scare them away from entering people's homes.
But, why are they called “jack”-o'-lanterns? How about “larry”-o'-lanterms instead? Well, the name comes from an old Irish tale about a rascal called -no surprises here- Jack. Apparently, Jack tricked the devil, but ended up wandering the planet for all eternity with a turnip lantern lighting his way. Immigrants from Ireland took the tradition to America where the humble turnip was replaced with the bigger, easier to carve and oranger pumpkin.
Enjoy making jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween!
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