A Fete Worse Than Death


Written by Gary Simpson

When the vicar says he’s going to drop in for tea… Just check to see how far he’ll be dropping…

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In the sleepy village of Littlehampton, Mary Smallpiece, the vicar’s wife, enlists the help of retired GP Harriet Ffinch to oragnise a fete to raise money for the Church Roof. Moreover, she also persuades her husband Humphrey to do a sponsored abseil down the church tower, aided by her brother Staff Sergeant Marsh of the local Army Cadets. But in a village where everyone knows everyone and everyone has something to hide, is the vicar safe or is he letting himself in for a fall…?

Dramatis Personae

  • Humphrey Smallpiece, the vicar
  • Mary Smallpiece, his wife
  • Florence Smallpiece, the postmistress
  • S/Sgt. Marsh of the local Army Cadet Force
  • Tracey Morton, a celebrity come to open the fete
  • James Troughton, a journalist
  • John Forshaw, a local farmer and councillor
  • Sgt Foot of the local constabulary
  • Dr Harriet Ffinch, retired GP and keen amateur sleuth

Additional information


5 male, 4 female


Sgt Foot can be played by a female actor

Alternate Endings



Present day

Special Costume Requirements

Police and Army uniform

Staging Requirements

Nothing special

Suitability for Family Audiences

Suitable for all ages


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