The Mystery of the Missing Mince Pies by Helen Nelson

£20.00 incl. zero VAT

The approximate running time of this play is 40 minutes.

The Berry family are looking forward to a mince pie or two after their Christmas lunch but – shock, horror! An entire plate of Mrs Berry’s award-winning mince pies has disappeared! Time to call in the police to investigate this crime – but they have only a few crumbs of information to work with…



This play is a jolly whodunnit with songs. It turns out that Grandma and Grandpa – before they were married – were known as Sherlock Holmes and Jane Marple (no, we couldn’t believe it, either!). So, Grandpa Holmes and Grandma Marple join forces with the Police Sergeant to investigate the crime. They interview Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas, the Elves, Rudolph, some Snowmen and yet, in the end, the culprit comes as a complete surprise!

Songs suggested in the script are:

  • Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
  • I wish it could be Christmas everyday
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Jingle Bells
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, prop and costume making.

See a sample of The Mystery Of The Missing Mince Pies (includes cast size etc.)