It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette (a real-life historical person who was admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes), has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.
But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, (with help...or hindrance from Inspector Goring), as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.
The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit, set during the Christmas holidays.
Directed by Geoff Sword
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The Play runs from Saturday 22/01/2022 to Saturday 29/01/2022. We also offer a preview night (Thursday 20th) and a socially distanced performance is available on Friday 21st January. By special demand, we are also now offering a matinee performance on Saturday 22nd January from 2pm.
The Game’s Afoot
Daniel Clynes as
William Gillette / Holmes
Jane Embury as
Madge Geisel / Marian
Chris Balmer as
Felix Geisel / Moriarty
Rebecca Carney as
Stephen Davies as
Simon Bright / Zerlinsky
Christine Morton as
Sue Gill as
Emma Morris as
Inspector Harriet Goring
Cast, in Order of Appearance:
- William Gillette / Holmes – Daniel Clynes
- Felix Geisel / Moriarty – Chris Balmer
- Madge Geisel / Marian – Jane Embury
- Simon Bright / Zerlinsky – Stephen Davies
- Aggie Wheeler/Alice – Rebecca Carney
- Martha Gillette – Sue Gill
- Daria Chase – Christine Morton
- Inspector Harriet Goring – Emma Morris