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Sleighed to Death

by Peter Gordon
Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th November 2018
Curtain 7:30pm
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin



1930's England, it's Christmas Eve in the manor house of the bumbling aristocrat, Sir Walton Gates and his wife, Grace. His daughter Emma, from a previous marriage, arrives from town with her new companion in tow, the dashing James Washington and added to the mix is Sir Walton's estranged brother, Archie, recently returned from years spent in Australia, bringing with him an appetite for mischief and a dodgy accent.

Enter England's most confused police officer, Sergeant Pratt, who unwittingly kicks a hornet's nest of English gentility and the evening descends into chaos with hilarious consequences. Magic tricks will fail miserably, shots will inadvertantly ring out and identities will be confused but can Pratt identify the individual with murderous intent before a body is found? Probably not .....

In the new prequel to the inspector Pratt Trilogy, Sleighed to Death takes us back to the ignominious start of Pratt's career and we discover that his early life as a policeman is no less hilarious!


Directed byCatie Angus,

Sir Walton GatesBrian Matthews
Morag McKay (Sir Walton's Secretary)Sharon Roberts
Grace Gates (Sir Walton's wife)Oonagh Walsh
Emma Gates (Sir Walton's daughter)Caroline Jones
James Washington (an adventurer)Nathan Rea
Sergeant PrattGraham Roberts
Constable Potter (a female police constable)Marie Stephens
Archie Gates (Sir Walton's brother - naturalised Australian)Billy Newton
Backstage Crew
Set Construction

Costumes, PropsCaroline Turner, Adrienne Sanderson
PromptCaroline Turner
Lights & Sound
Mike Lean, Ron Beswick
Poster & ProgrammeAdrienne Sanderson 2018