The Hound of the Baskervilles

Monday 21st September 2015

Director and actors visit the JMC senior drama students for a special Question and Answer session and physical acting workshop.


Fortune Theatre actor Simon Leary demonstrates vocal techniques with the senior drama class
Fortune Theatre actor Simon Leary demonstrates vocal techniques with the senior drama class

The senior drama class were treated to a fabulous farcical feast this term when they went to see The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Fortune Theatre. Hound is the most popular Arthur Conan Doyle story in the Sherlock Holmes adventures, and this certainly did not disappoint.

The production was a slapstick comedy spoof and was full of laughter, suspense, and lightning fast costume changes. Some students enjoyed it so much they went back to see it twice, which is also useful as students are writing about this production in their external NCEA exam at the end of the year.

A week after seeing the show, students were treated to a Q&A session with Director and actor Patrick Davies, and actors Nick Dunbar and Simon Leary. Students were also lead through several voice and physical movement exercises by the actors. There are some short videos from this workshop below.

All in all, another very worthwhile, engaging, and rewarding experience for senior drama students. We've been really lucky this year to see a range of amazing, innovative, and thought-provoking shows at the Fortune Theatre.

NCEA2 Drama workshop with Fortune Theatre
NCEA2 Drama workshop with the cast from the Fortune Theatre's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Fortune Theatre workshop with senior drama class
Fortune Theatre actor Simon Leary takes the senior drama class through some vocal exercises
Fortune Theatre actor Simon Leary demonstrates vocal techniques with the senior drama class
Nick Dunbar, "Hound of the Baskervilles" actor from the Fortune Theatre, joins in on the vocal exercises with the senior drama class
"Hound of the Baskervilles" actor Simon Leary takes the senior drama class through some vocal technique exercises
Fortune Theatre Visit to John McGlashan College - August 2015 Clip #1
Download Fortune Theatre Visit to John McGlashan College - August 2015 Clip #2