2 – 4 hour Activity - (suitable for 10 – 150 guests - Indoors - Usually held over a meal)
A murder mystery is an unusual and unforgettable evening of laughter and excitement. Your guests are the key witnesses to a brutal murder, and must solve critical clues to discover the guilty party before they strike again...
Suitable for any size event, murder mysteries are the perfect solution for dinner parties, corporate events and as a light hearted team building activity. Plots can also be themed to relate to your company or group.
Our Murder Mystery evenings are of an exceptional calibre, offering an exciting evening of drama, intrigue and most of all fun. Using their guile and wit your guests must help to bring the murderer to justice.
We can offer a selection of differently themed murder mysteries. One of our most popular is outlined here - Murder at Lovelace Manor, a classical murder mystery set at the turn of the twentieth century.
Your guests have been invited to a charity evening held at the home of Lord and Lady Lovelace. The evening takes a turn for the worse as a horrific murder is committed. As the story unfolds no-one avoids suspicion. Through guest’s deduction and cunning they must discover evidence to bring dirty secrets and sordid lies to the fore.
During pre-dinner drinks, characters will socialise with your guests, introduce themselves and begin to set the scene. Your guests are given the opportunity to interact and begin to form opinions of the people involved in this web of deceit. The characters are both colourful and varied, from a flirty French maid and trendy village Reverend, to the Manors unconventional chef. All of the characters are very impressive and guaranteed to entertain.
As guests sit for dinner a speech takes place, during which the murder is committed. With the police unable to be contacted, it is up to each and every person in the Manor to work together in order to solve this most gruesome crime. One of the characters will come forward to lead the investigation, guiding the budding detectives in their search for the perpetrator. Investigators are grouped together in teams working collectively to find and present their solutions.
As dinner is served, short scenes take place during which revelations are discovered and the plot thickens. As the closets are emptied and shocking skeletons are revealed it is clear that all is not as it should be in Lovelace Manor. It becomes increasingly evident that apprehending the killer will not be easy and it will take focused investigation to catch this wily killer.
The more perceptive guests will discover clues and evidence around the Manor, but assessing which are relevant and which are ‘red herrings’ will not be easy. As dinner comes to an end, guests will have the opportunity to interview the suspects individually to test their theories. Each of the suspects will answer all questions but can our teams tell the difference between truth and lies?
…Even after seeing it six times it is still brilliant...Novartis PLC
As the final questions are answered, guests are asked to submit their theories on who committed the murder and why. Once these are collected, all suspects are brought into the room and teams are asked to present their theories. A prize is offered for the team that is closest to revealing the truth and another prize is awarded for the most entertaining answer. Finally, our evening is brought to a climax when our lead investigator reveals the murderer and his or her motive; the moment of truth has arrived as the murderer confesses all. A dramatic and breathtaking ending is promised as the murderer attempts to escape.
Suggested format. Teams / tables should between 5 – 12 people
7.00pm - Guests arrive for drinks and mingle with actors
7.40pm - Guests sit or dinner
7.45pm - Murder Scene
8.00pm - First Course - Team Packs are discovered
8.30pm - Main Course
9.00pm - Actor interviews with guests
9.20pm - Dessert - Further suspect interrogation
9.45pm - Teams presentation of suspects
10.15pm - Final Act
10.30pm - Awards
10.35pm - Event Ends
What Is Included:
The Different Murder Mystery Story Options
Murder at Lovelace Manor
A classical murder mystery set at the turn of the Twentieth Century; guests are invited to the Manor home of Lord and Lady Lovelace to attend a charity fundraising dinner. As the local gentry of Lovelace Village enjoy the comforts of the Manor, guests will meet the trendy Reverend and his inappropriate wife before being introduced to the Manor’s employees: Vladimir the Russian chef, Fifi the French maid and Simon Simple the dim-witted stable-boy. All is not what it seems at Lovelace Manor as sordid secrets are revealed and seemingly everyone has motive for murder at Lovelace Manor.
Murder at Hollywood Ranch
A modern murder mystery set just outside Los Angeles at Hollywood Ranch; home to the world famous film director Stefen Chavez and his wife Sylvia. The story unfolds as we learn of Stefan’s Stage School, his dire financial situation and his desperation for film success. The colourful cast includes: Charles Boothroyd – the oscar-winning British actor, Colonel Thunder – a military advisor and the outrageous wardrobe mistress – Priscilla. Perfect for a Hollywood themed evening – the thrilling story and glamorous characters will give your guests that ‘red-carpet’ feeling from start to finish.
Murder at the Five Families
This gangster themed murder mystery is set during the years of prohibition in New York where guests will find themselves joining the heads of each of the Five Families to settle an ongoing dispute of turf and distribution. Allow your guests to enter the Roaring 20’s but remind them to show no disrespect as these fearful gangsters sort out their differences in the only way they know how. A climactic gun battle is looming as Tony the Tongue, Al the Phone and Vladimir Cut’emov lead this feisty cast in a bawdy, fun and fast moving mystery.
Murder at the Monteray Hotel
Viva Las Vegas! This glamorous murder mystery is set in America’s playground ‘Las Vegas’ and you have been invited for a night at the Monterey Hotel – the second oldest casino on the Strip. You are joined by the infamous Colonel Jack Monterey and his beautiful Texan wife, Jessica. Meet an inept Elvis Presley impersonator and an exotic dancer called Candy Suxx as your guests are immersed in the allure and charm of Las Vegas – where everything is about money – even your own life.
Murder at Rothermere Castle
A Medieval murder mystery – you are here-by welcomed to the court of Lord Rothermere – second cousin to the King himself. A medieval castle and a regal audience await your guests as they are greeted with fanfares and a royal feast – but all is not as it seems as death lie’s in wait for one of the Lord’s subjects. A host of Medieval characters bring history to life with fantastic costumes, traditional dialogue and a thrilling evening awaits all.
The above 5 “different murder mystery options” may carry an additional charge.
Contact us today for further information on our murder mystery events and evenings or to make a booking.
What people have said
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