The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)

by Ken Ludwig

Director - Emma Kimsey

William Gilette - Mark Kimsey

Martha Gillette - Estelle Dunham

Felx Geisel - Malcolm Bentote

Madge Geisel - Marian Lally

Simon Bright - David Bowers

Aggie Wheeler - Alison Wyatt

Inspector Goring - Jo Williams

Dacia Chase - Gwenllian Leach

Radio Broadcaster - Duncan Sykes

Location: The living room of William Gillette's mansion.

Time: December 1936

About the author

Ken Ludwig has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London's West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend me a Tenor, which the Washington Post called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century" won two Tony Awards and nominated for seven. He also won two Laurence Olivier Awards (England’s highest theatre honour), the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar award for Best Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the American Theatre. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic.

He has written 22 plays and musicals, including Crazy for You (5 years on Broadway and the West End, Tony and Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game's Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers, and The Beaux' Stratagem. His most recent plays include Baskerville ,A Comedy of Tenors, and Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (2015 Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Play.) His newest book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, (winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014) is published by Random House. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins and Kristin Bell. His work is published by the Yale Review, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of the McCarter Theatre, Princeton. He holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge University.