Fictional detective heroes Holmes and Watson are all set to tackle their latest case in a comedy caper at an Alfreton church.
But for Sherlock, read Shirley. For the super sleuth wears a skirt, as she and faithful sidekick Dr Watson investigate “The Hound of the Basketballs.”
The daring duo dash to distant Devon to answer a plea for help by Lady Gwendoline Basketball, who fears that her husband’s life is in danger.
The lucky lord has so far survived a series of murder bids, but does an ancient curse – the harrowing howling of a ghostly hound – herald a death in the family?
The drama is part of “A Celebration of Christmas”, a mixture of festive fun and song, to be presented at Alfreton Wesley Church on Wednesday and Thursday December 6 and 7, at 7pm.
The cast of nine ranges from schoolgirls to pensioners.
Producer David Hopkinson said: “We aim to put a seasonal smile on our audience’s faces as Holmes and Watson bid to solve their latest mystery.”
When the church’s first “Celebration” was staged a few years ago, so many people packed into the church for the one-nighter that it was decided to stage the show on two nights on future years.”
Admission will be free, but there will be a charity collection. Over the years thousands of pounds have been raised for worthy causes through the drama group’s efforts. This year’s summer show alone made over £600.
Pictured is Caroline Dellow as Lady Basketball, with sisters Suzi (left) and Abi Hobbs.
For more information about the show, ring David on 01773 833627.