Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles.
Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife.
The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.
A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.
Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf.
A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.
A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up.
Detective Sergeant Trotter
The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snow storm and questions the proprietors and guests.