The Murder Game

A Traditional English Pantomime

by Richard Lloyd

Directed by Lee Tipton


Wednesday 12th December 2012, 7.15pm
Thursday 13th December 2012, 7.15pm
Friday 14th December 2012, 7.15pm
Saturday 15th December 2012 2.00pm and 7.15pm


All the traditional elements are intact in this new pantomime set just after the English Civil War when Oliver Cromwell, despising all revelry and jollity, sent out agents to stamp out Christmas.

Nicholas Grimnasty, the Witchfinder General, was one of these agents who was foolish enough to try stop the Christmas party in the village inhabited by Dame Dumplings, her niece Emma Sweetly and Christmas Cavalier, Sir Daniel Dash.

You may not know the story, but you'll still be booing and cheering like every year!

Award Nominations

This production was nominated for the following award at the Cheshire Theatre Guild Full Length Play Awards 2012-2013 season:

  • Rebecca Seymour Award for Most Promising Youngster (Female) - Amy Carter as Emma Sweetly

The Cast
Nicholas Grimnasty Callum Tipton
Matthew Smallpiece Gordon Dean
Obadiah Stupid Rebekah Keen
Nathaniel Stupid Gill Beton
Dame Dumplings Dave Basnett
Emma Sweetly Amy Carter
Sir Daniel Dash Sophie Diss
Peter Farthing Trevor Williams
Bear Bottom Matthew Cotton
Witches Grace Reed
Marion Dean
Christine Unwin
Children Jess Martin
Karmann Massey
Harry Diss
Vicki Carter
Lucy Diss
Abigail Beton
Lead Vocalist Allie Chadwick

The Crew
Director Lee Tipton
Stage Manager Michele Eaton
Sound and Music Lee Tipton
Callum Tipton
Lighting Bill Beton
Matthew Beton
Backstage Janet Douglas
Karl Douglas
Sue Chadwick
Margaret Ellis
Band Callum Tipton
Rebekah Keen
James Eaton
Scenery Peter Hammond
Costumes Grace Reed
Marion Dean
Make Up Gill Beton
Set Construction The Cast and Crew