Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard

The Real Inspector Hound, written by Tom Stoppard, is a one-act play-within-a-play which parodies stereotypical parlor mysteries, such as Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The farcical plot follows two theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, who are watching an absurd setup of a classic “whodunit.” But by a twist of fate, they become involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the play.

April 18-21, 2013
Corner Theatre