Checkmate is a surreal spoof somewhere between a satire of an Agatha Christie detective story and an exaggerated send up of a TV soap.

Checkmate is both a conventional comedy play and an interactive piece of theatre which is full of humour, and parodies the classic murder in the country mansion by hand unknown in a modern, surreal way while still remaining a fond pastiche of this type of theatre.

Imagine the board game, Cluedo, written as a soap opera for day time television and you approach the world of Checkmate, a new play in ETC’s home style.


For higher intermediate and advanced students
Suitable for High school and adult learners


From 15 to 18 years old and adults

Running time

50 minutes to 1 hour

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