The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays (play 2018 with D'Arcy Irvine)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays (2018)

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays is a Canadian play, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Tania Harvey, performed by St. Marys Community Players at the St. Marys Town Hall Theatre (St. Marys, ON, Canada) from 1 to 11 november 2018, starring D'Arcy Irvine as William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes.

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...


© Photos : Ross Davidson.


  • William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes : D'Arcy Irvine
  • Felix Geisel : Jamie Cottle
  • Simon Bright : Michael Neale
  • Inspector Harriet Goring : Leasa Barclay
  • Daria Chase : Liane Gregory-Sterritt
  • Aggie Wheeler : Taylor Jordan
  • Madge Geisel : Vanessa Guiliano
  • Martha Gillette : LauraJean McCann


  • Director : Tania Harvey
  • Playwright : Ken Ludwig
  • production : Christin Bossenberry
  • Costume Designer : Tania Harvey
  • Set Design : Don Wells
  • Lighting Design : Gary Austin
  • Sound Design: Shawn Harvey
  • Stage Management : Altiera Essensa
  • Assistant Stage Manager : Cara Van Massenhoven