The Great Detective
by Peter Griffith
The guests are all assembled for the party in Swigwell Castleand – then Lady Swigwell discovers that someone has stolen her diamond necklace! Lady Swigwell and her butler Speaking begin to search the guests – every audience member is a possibe suspect! And then a terrible cry is heard: Someone has murdered Lord Swigwell! Only one person can solve these terrible crimes: Smellsock Fomes, the greatest detective in the world. Mr. Fomes arrives by helicopter and sets to work – with the audience’s help – to unravel the mystery.
This criminal melodrama pokes fun at popular crime stories and at British social costums. Is the butler as guilty as he looks? And is Lady Swigwell as innocent as she seems? And what are Smellsock Fomes’s real motives in coming to Swigwell Castle?