Newbury’s Watermill Theatre will reopen later this summer with a season of outdoor performances, which will include a new comedy version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The three-hander adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel has been devised by the company, which includes Victoria Blunt, Rosalind Lailey and James Mack, and is directed by Abigail Pickard-Price.
It will run from July 29 to August 8.
The Watermill will be among a handful of UK theatres reopening this summer, with performances staged in its gardens and audiences seated at socially distanced tables of up to four people. There will be 20 tables available for each performance.
Its season will also include a concert version of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical Camelot, which will run from August 17 to 29.
Casting for Camelot, which is directed by the Watermill’s artistic director Paul Hart, is to be announced.
Hart said: "I’m so thrilled we’re able to bring you a summer season from our gorgeous gardens.
"The back lawn becomes Dartmoor in a bold and bonkers production of The Hound of the Baskervilles and I couldn’t think of anywhere more sublime to present Lerner and Loewe’s stunning score than ‘here in Camelot’."
Hart added: "I’m immensely proud of the team who have worked day and night to make this happen.
"I’ve been moved by theatres up and down the country working their socks off to create inspired work and community projects in impossible circumstances and I’m so looking forward to us conjuring some joy this summer."