There’ll be plenty of laughs tonight at the Ardhowen Theatre as Enniskillen Amateur Dramatic Society (EADS) take to the stage for the first night of their production of the ‘dead’ funny, action-packed thriller/whodunnit, ‘The Game’s Afoot’.

Running over three nights from tonight (Thursday, February 16) to this Saturday, February 18, the play is directed by Nick Hambly and features a stellar cast of local actors.

The play is set at Christmas, 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette – following an attempt on his life on the final night of his highly-acclaimed Sherlock Holmes production – has invited his Sherlock co-stars to his high-tech castle for the festive celebrations.

When a séance goes horribly wrong and a guest is stabbed, all become suspects (and detectives) in this high-energy, twist-turning, relentlessly entertaining whodunnit.

EADS president Christian Carbin, who has been a member of the theatre group since 2016, plays the successful actor/writer Gillette, who he describes as a “flamboyant and theatrical” character with a notion that he is Sherlock Holmes.

Talking to The Impartial Reporter about the play and what audiences can expect, Christian said: “Audiences can expect a night of hilarious comedy in this action-packed thriller/whodunnit.”

Commenting that he has enjoyed the whole process of rehearsing ‘The Game’s Afoot’, Christian added: “In particular, that’s because everyone involved is so committed and talented, and also because Nick Hambly has been a great director with great patience.”

When asked what his favourite moment of the play is, Christian said: “Without spoiling the moment for the audience, let’s say that hiding a dead body is not as easy as you might think it is!

“My favourite line from the show has got to be when Felix [Padraig Connolly] and Madge [Victoria Johnston] shout, ‘The Game’s Afoot’,” he added.

EADS is this year supporting the Enniskillen branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association with a donation taken from ticket sales for tonight’s opening performance.

Tickets can be purchased from the Ardhowen Theatre Box Office, and the theatre’s website.