Dong Ding Murder Me On High (Sleighed to Death)
Cast: 4 male, 4 female. Character Synopsis.
Set: Single interior. Drawing room of a country manor house, 1930s.
The prequel to the ‘Inspector Pratt’ trilogy of spoofs of the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ genre.
The play introduces Pratt on his very first murder case, when he was still a humble Police Sergeant.
George Algernon Pratt - a brief biography.
It is Christmas Eve and Pratt, together with his unfortunate assistant, Constable Mary Potter, is on a fund-raising mission with his magic show. When they perform at a fine old country house they suddenly find themselves at the centre of a family get-together which is rapidly turning nasty and rather violent! Determined to make a name for himself, Pratt enthusiastically sets about solving an attempted murder, with the usual calamitous results!
"… side-splitting spoof .", "… superb script …" Eastbourne Herald.
Details of the 2017 premier tour by Talking Scarlet.
The play is due to be published and released for general performance in June/July 2017 under the title: Sleighed to Death
Other plays in the Inspector Pratt series are: