Our murder mystery weekends take place in some of the best hotels across the country.
When you arrive on the Friday evening you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and those brave souls who have opted to take on a guest character role will be given their background information (if they haven’t been given it already).
You’ll then be asked to make yourselves comfortable in the lounge. Here you will have a chance to meet your fellow guests and watch a brief film that sets the scene for the weekend’s murder mystery.
Our actors then enter, and the story begins to unfold around you. You’ll be swept up in a web of intrigue as you are introduced to the host of colourful characters that will entertain you throughout your weekend of murder and mystery.
Once the lounge scene is finished, you’ll make your way to the dining room where, over a delicious four course meal, it’s time for you to turn detective. You quiz both your fellow guests and the actors, trying to find out what deep, dark secrets they have in their past.
If you have a guest character role, everything you need to answer these questions will be on cards that are given to you during the meal. It is up to you as to how much you want to get into character and play your part, but don’t worry, your role is easy and fun (just bring reading glasses, if you need them!).
Key tasks are introduced to help you keep track of who’s who. These are completed in small groups so that a competitive edge enlivens the evening and old friends or new ones can sleuth together.
As the meal progresses, you will hear arguments, secrets, and scandalous revelations. Question your fellow guests, and determine their possible motives. There will be a lot of laughter and, maybe, some surprises too as the plot unfolds!
As tea and coffee are served, the plot reaches its first dramatic climax (around 22:30) and our actors leave. Whether you retire to the hotel bar for a nightcap or go out and hit one of the local nightspots, be careful to lock your door when you do go to bed because there is a murderer amongst you!
A gruesome discovery is made on the Saturday morning, and whilst having your breakfast, you will have the chance to put all you’ve learnt from C.S.I to use. The rest of the day is then yours to explore the local surroundings however you please as long as you are back at the hotel by the evening because the police are going to want to question you.
When you get back to the hotel, you might find that the police have rather carelessly left the witness statements from the main suspects behind (the characters played by the actors). I’m sure you are far to moral to take a quick peek at them, but if you do, be sure to keep an eye out for any inconsistencies, and when the actors enter, make sure not to let them off the hook!
Over Saturday night’s meal, the final chapter in the murder mystery unfolds, and you will get the chance to interrogate the cast, but be warned because the formidable Inspector Berkeley is going to want a word with you, too! Over dessert the actors will leave you for awhile so you can come up with your own solutions. The evening is then finished off by Inspector Berkeley entering and making his arrest.
Will you win the Hercule Poirot award for powers of deduction? Or fail miserably and get the Inspector Clouseau award instead?
Afterwards, the question on everyone’s lips will be, “Do you have another plot so we can enjoy it all over again?”
The answer, of course, is YES!