The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays (play 2011-2012 with Mitch Hall)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays is an American play written by Ken Ludwig, and directed by David Nieman, performed at the Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) (Salt Lake City, UT, USA) from 31 december 2011 to 4 february 2012, starring Mitch Hall as William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes. 120 minutes.

The play was edited by Samuel French Ltd., and won the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

Acclaimed actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. When one of the guests is murdered, Gillette employs the persona of the master detective he's made famous on the stage...

Despite the title, there is no characters from the original Sherlock Holmes stories in the plot but the William Gillette character is wearing the usual Sherlock Holmes outfits.


© Photos : Hale Centre Theatre.



  • Director : David Nieman
  • Playwright : Ken Ludwig
  • Producer : Sally Dietlein
  • Production Assistant : Tammy Morgan
  • Scenic Design : Jennifer Stapley Taylor
  • Lighting Ddesign : Adam Flitton
  • Costume Design : Suzanne Carling
  • Sound Design : Dan Morgan
  • Props : Michelle Jensen