The Merrivale Mysteries

Performed on the 18th & 19th May 2012 at the Didsbury Cricket Club

The Merrivale Mysteries are a farcical parody of Miss Marple style detective stories about Miss Merrivale and her partner, former American cop John Cliché.

In 2012 the Didsbury Players performed two theatrical adaptations of these stories as 2 acts in a single show.

The first, "National No-Murder Week" introduces Lord Sputnik of Dixons, a robot friend to the pair who tells them of a shocking murder that someone has the audacity to commit during the annual detective's holiday: National No-Murder Week!

The second story, "After Dinner Death" sees the pair asked to investigate a murder at an after dinner speaking competition only to find their arch rivals, Holmes and Watson, already in attendance.

Directed by David Glover

Written by David Baker, Josh Hadley and David Glover


Miss Merrivale - Sarah Wareing

John Cliché - Ian Duncan

Lord Sputnik of Dixons - Philip Gardener

Lady Herzlos - Heidi Baron

Sherlock Holmes - James Mason

Doctor Watson - Alex Hughes

Maid - Yinling Yin

Ms Hemlock - Anne Marie Saunders

Oleander - Elywin Thomas

Inspector - James Young

Man - Jon Martin


Stage Manager: Jon Martin

Lights & Sound: David Glover