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

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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 Willima 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.


  • Willima 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