Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime

Inspector Drake & The Perfekt Crime
A comedy by David Tristram

The Classic Whodunit Spoof…

We have performed more published plays by this author than any other to date, “Brenton Versus Brenton”, “Last Tango in Little Grimley”, “Last Panto in Little Grimley” and of course “Inspector Drake’s Last Case”.

Our fifth production by playwright David Tristram is a comedy in which lunatic potential is achieved to the point of remorselessness by a cast well drilled in po-faced humour.

The infamous Inspector Drake is called to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Mrs Victoria Short, the fourth and most lovely wife of Dr Rupert Short. The ensuing action proves to be Drake’s most challenging case to date. A warthog named Victoria, a mysterious microscopic mole, two heroines, a villain with an IQ in the stratosphere and of course the blundering buffoonery of his long-time sidekick Sergeant Plod all conspire to make the investigation “more twisted than a really twisted thing” (Inspector Drake).


Inspector Drake - Mick Harris
Sergeant Plod - Steve Perrin
Dr Rupert Short - Richard Harding
Sabrina Short - Sophia Harding
Miss Short - Gemma-May Bowles
Mrs Short - Christina Betts

Featuring a special guest appearance of Boris the Warthog - With grateful thanks to United Players


Director - Helen Bradshaw
Production Support - Tracey Mills-Maisner
Costumes/Props - Christina Betts, Helen Bradshaw, Kerrie Thompson and the cast.
Set - Andy Whiting, Richard Harding, Mick Harris, Chris Brake, Christina Betts & Helen Bradshaw. With particular thanks to Guy Beckett for the construction of the French windows, Mrs Whiting for donating her spare room door and Renato Abeydeera for use of his blind.
Lighting - Andy Whiting, with thanks also to Ben Harrison.
Sound - Jamie Maisner
Photos by Lizzie Bradshaw 

Thanks to our friends at The United Players for the loan of specialized props and costumes.

Poster by Chris Brake

29th May 2009
Cleave Warne Hall, Rochester

30th May 2009
Cleave Warne Hall, Rochester