Puppets Up! 2022

Pre-Festival Event

Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Basketballs

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Basketballs is a funny, irreverent, and at times bawdy puppetry take-off of the most famous and widely read of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, Hound of the Baskervilles. Written by the witty and talented Allan Martin, the fast-paced, 90-minute show is chock full of laugh-out-loud local and regional references that will delight audiences. Nine highly experienced puppeteers, directed by Joey Graff, will play a total of twenty-five separate roles in four individual shows.

Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30pm on May 12, 13 and 14, with a matinée at 2pm on Sunday, May 15; all are taking place at the Almonte Old Town Hall. The show’s beautiful handcrafted puppets have all been designed and fabricated by beloved master puppeteer Noreen Young. The show has been costumed by renowned designer Ingrid Hamster.

This show contains adult content. It is appropriate for mature audiences, not children.

Early bird tickets are $25 until April 24, after that late birds pay $30.

Please note that Ontario’s COVID restrictions have changed again, as of March 21. Under these new regulations, Puppets Up will not be screening for vaccination certificates at the door of this event. They do ask that patrons who don’t feel well stay home, and exercise all the care and consideration they would for friends and neighbours. They will no longer be requiring masks; however, the Health Unit advises that masks are still excellent protection in close quarters, and they want people to feel comfortable wearing them if they so choose.