Milton Abbot Players

2018 - Sleighed to Death

by Peter Gordon

Sleighed to Death

Constable Thompkins: "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!"

Performance Dates: 14th- 17th November 2018

Directed by Eileen Taylor

The prequel to the Inspector Pratt trilogy of spoofs. The play introduces Pratt on his very first murder case when he was still a humble Police Sergeant. 1930s England, Christmas Eve in the manor house of the bumbling aristocrat Sir Walton Gates and his wife Grace.His daughter from a previous marriage, Emma, 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. Enter England's most confused police officer, Sgt Pratt. The evening soon descends into chaos with hilarious consequences.Magic tricks will fail miserably, shots will inadvertently ring out and identities will be confused. Will Pratt identify the individual with murderous intent before a body is found? Probably not..


Sir Walton Gates - Alan Stone

Morag McKay - Sally Reid

Grace Gates - Claudine Sparks

Emma Gates - Elizabeth Field

James Washington - Patrick Medd

Sergeant Pratt - Robin Clowes

Constable Potter - Susan Champion

Archie Gates - Frank Woodcock