The Cheriton Players

15 November 2017 - 18 November 2017

The Game's Afoot

Playwright Ken Ludwig Director Helena Gomm


It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his 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, 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.

“…local theatre does not get much better than this” – David Putley, independent reviewer
“This is one of the finest shows I’ve seen by the Cheriton Players. Another level.” – Kevin Gover, Winchester Today
“Loved it! Laughed loads. Great cast and some terrific direction choices” – @theotherdebs, Twitter
““Night after night they get the balance right between the comedy and the drama…” – Helena Gomm, Director

Producer: Jan Conway
Stage Manager: Angela Ledsham
Set Designer: Paul Hellard

William Gillette – Richard Perkins
Martha Gillette – Pauline Cornter
Simon Bright – Craig Robb
Aggie Wheeeler – Claire Smith
Madge Geisel – Marilyn Weston
Felix Geisel – David Cradduck
Daria Chase – Fiona Mackay
Inspector Goring – Katie Hinds
Assassin/PC – Paul McTaggart

Photos: Craig Robertson (colour, show), David Robinson (b&w, rehearsal/press)