Something's Afoot enjoyed a very brief run on Broadway, but has since become somewhat of an obscure production, produced mainly by community college and high school drama departments.
It is worth noting that the butler is the first suspect to die, prompting a song expressing shock at the fact that "the butler didn't do it" (See Musical Numbers below). Stereotypically, in the works spoofed by the play, the butler was a major suspect and many times was the one who committed the murders.
Throughout the course of the play, all of the characters are killed off by complex and comical booby traps, each a part of a tangled web of deception. Tweed, as the self-appointed detective, quickly takes charge of the situation and accuses many of the crimes, changing her mind quickly when new evidence arises. At the end, it is revealed that the late Lord Rancour invited to his estate everyone who could possibly stand in the way of his chosen heir, the young Hope, from receiving his fortune. He booby-traps the house so that it kills all of these would-be obstacles. By the conclusion, everyone is killed, including Hope and the uninvited Geoffrey, who mistakenly drink wine that has been poisoned for Flint (who previously died by accident in a gas explosion). Since Flint is the only one whose death was not murder, Miss Tweed mistakenly assumed (before her own strangulation) that Flint planned all the murders.
For a curtain call, the entire cast return from the dead to reprise "I Owe It All to Agatha Christie"
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