The Hound of the Baskervilles for Kids


Who will you be? The brilliant sleuth, Sherlock? His faithful partner, Watson? Or, the spectral hound?!



The Hound of the Baskervilles like you have never experienced it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand.

Designed for 6-16+ actors, kids, families, or anyone who wants to enjoy and perform Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel.

The Hound of the Baskervilles for Kids is a play versatile enough for sibling fun, classes, drama groups, homeschool groups, or backyard performances. It’s appropriate and fun for all ages! Plays range from 15 to 25 minutes.

What you will get:

  • Fun!
  • 3 hilarious melodramatic play modifications for 3 group sizes:
    • 6-10 kids
    • 9-12 kids
    • 12-16+ kids
  • Actual lines from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel highlighted for easy identification
  • Creatively funny and witty telling of the remaining story
  • A kid who loves the Classics!

This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to spark a love of all classics for your child. Many classic novels and plays are difficult to read in class or watch on stage, and attempting to teach these to children can be even more challenging. But, as the author states in the book, “there is no better way to learn than to have fun!” Kids who have read or performed these plays continue to come back for more!*


NOTE: Copyright and performance licensing do apply if you are performing the script. Please check our FAQs for the latest costs. Discounts on digital scripts, photocopies, and performance licenses are available for educators. (homeschool, private, and public) Contact us directly for discounts.

Digital scripts will be PDFs delivered within 24hrs and have a watermark on them. If you are performing, please purchase the appropriate number of copies for kids and directors.  (10 kids = 10 copies)


Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 5 × .5 in

Paperback, Digital, Combo

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About brendan kelso

Brendan is the main creative source and author behind Playing With Plays and the infamous Shakespeare for Kids series. You can typically find him inventing by day, playing with his family by night, and writing by very late night.

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