Hey, thanks for reading and commenting.
And yeah, I completely agree, the it's all just a holodeck fantasy opening is an overused cliche. Albeit a tempting one. Interestingly enough I hadn't planned for it to be a holodeck play at all at first but then I thought how cool it would be for our characters to sit in a genuine recreation of the Globe Theater and watch a play come to life.
It's more of a mood setter than a surprise revelation though, so hopefully I'm forgiven.
Hope you get the chance to stick around and find out who the victim is. And more importantly the killer.