Parlour Games

Presented by The Green Guys Company



It’s December 1926 and famed crime-novelist Agatha Christie has mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Meanwhile, eight of her biggest fans come together at a secluded English manor house to celebrate their favourite author...but could one of them secretly be a cold-blooded killer?

Playfully mixing fact and fiction, this loving tribute to Christie’s life and work has all the trappings of a classic whodunnit; twists, turns, cups of tea, and a mystery that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

Tickets available through holdenstreettheatres.com and adelaidefringe.com.au

Adelaide Fringe 2021 Reviews for 'Parlour Games'

★★★★★ "...hats off to all involved you deserve star billing." - The Advertiser

★★★★1/2 "This fresh 'who dunnit' murder mystery is the perfect example of a well casted piece of theatre magic that will leave the audience guessing until the very end." - Glam Adelaide

8.5 -"With twists, and turns, and tea galore, Parlour Games is at its heart a murder mystery with Agatha Christie, and what’s not to love about that?" - The Adelaide Show

"No mystery here – Parlour Games is worth your time!" - Fresh 92.7

Cast & Crew

Written by Neale Irwin

Directed by Zoe Tidemann

Starring Hayden Stanes, Luca Sardelis, Deborah Caddy, James Harvy, Daniel Hamilton, Alexandra Schulze, Arran Beattie, and Rachael Horbelt

Produced by James Harvy & Neale Irwin

Production Manager Kelly Cusack

Parlour Games Q&A

What do you love about murder mysteries?

The thing I love most is about murder mysteries is how they pit the audience against the author in a battle of wits. Can the audience see through the author’s tricks? Or will the author have the sleight of hand to keep them guessing? There are rules, of course; eight suspects, one culprit, and there has to be enough clues to make it fair. You want the audience afterwards to say “I can’t believe I didn’t spot that!”

For Parlour Games, we’re taking this game element even further by inviting the audience to vote for who they think “dunnit” using their smartphones before the answer is revealed. If you fancy yourself an armchair detective, this is your chance to prove it.

If you could have dinner with Agatha Christie, what would you ask her?

Fancy a game of Cluedo?

What is your favourite prop in the show?

The murder weapon, of course! But you’ll have to see the show to find out exactly what it is...

If you could play any famous detective, who would it be and why?

It would require a hell of a lot of make-up (plus a beard-trim) but it’s got to be Miss Marple. I love how, more often than not, she has absolutely no business getting involved in the investigation - yet she always worms her way in anyway with that ‘little old lady’ mixture of cunning and charm. Half the fun of a Marple mystery is seeing how she’ll manage to crack the case without much more than a pair of knitting needles at her disposal.

What are you most looking forward to in Adelaide Fringe 2021?

So many great acts this year, I’m really keen to check out some of the other shows at Holden Street Theatres, particularly The Twins, Dirt, and The Bakers. One silver lining to the crazy state of the world right now is that it’s giving local Australian talent an opportunity to really shine.

Describe your show in 3 words

Murder. Mystery. Marmalade.


HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure Fringe Program. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.

The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.

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Parlour Games



Genre: Theatre/Comedy

Season: Fringe 2021

Rating: PG

Please be advised this show contains the use of herbal cigarettes, loud noises and strobe lighting.

Origin: SA

Dates: 16th Feb - 21st March

Sun 7 Mar: 2pm, 8:15pm
Sun 14, 21 Mar: 4pm
Sat 20 Mar: 12pm

Duration: 60 min

General Admission: $25
Concession: $22
Mid Week Treat: $20
Double Your Applause: $50

Venue: The Studio

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.


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