See us in action

Hopefully these few videos will give you a taster of how we operate.

With every event booking we bring all the guest materials with us for a quality guest experience, and no one is ever left clueless about what is going on.

We also bring prize packs and certificates and ensure the event is rounded off with a proper denouement and prize giving.


Participative evenings

Remember, with these games, it’s the general public, not actors, taking on the suspect roles and doing the “acting”.

 Dinner Theatre – mystery meals murder mysteries.

These are fully cast, and we often bring sound support with us.  As well as the cast, there’s always a stage manager who coordinates the scenes, props and dovetails everything to run as seemlessly as possible with the venue’s catering.

Some events also include extras like dancers or awards ceremonies.  You have the option to add in as many “extras” as you like to really make the event go with a bang!

Multi-room events.

Multi room murder mysteries suit small venues with limited cover space, as well as large venues looking to showcase facilities.


WILLOWS GUEST HOUSE – A small venue!

Plotting, Prizes and Personalities

With all our events, each event has a distinct plot.  There is always a set murderer and the crime plot hangs together properly.

Police officers and detectives regularly turn up at our events, and while they don’t always get it right, they have commented that our games are properly plotted and that they can follow the clues to reach the right answer (so long as they were paying attention and not chasing the many red herrings we also weave into the plots).

We regularly work with organisations who are looking for bespoke events to suit the personality of their venue or guests.  If you are looking for the “WOW factor” then we can certainly help!

We also offer white labelled events.  Many event management companies would prefer our branding was removed from guest materials and that our staff sport their own company colours.  That’s fine with us.  We’re used to acting, so if you need us to work your murder mystery undercover, or pretend to be your company… then we’re happy to help!


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Flexible and fun!

We contacted Red-Herring-Games for a party for a special occasion. Why going to restaurants to eat is the preferred activity to mark milestones is beyond me and my friends.   The choice of mystery was obvious, looking at the options from New Zealand on the web Red Herring stuck out from the international options.  A quick look at the site and games showed subtlety as well a range of choices.  The numbers you could have for each evening was important,  Red Herring had scaling options a good range of scenarios but most importantly were Jo and team being flexible, responsive and helpful.

Rachel McWilliam, Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire

Thank you Red Herring Games for the marvellous 'Murder!  Cargo Connections?' event that you organised for us as part of Museums at Night at the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby. The whole evening went so well and was brilliant fun.  I know from all the feedback that our visitors had a fantastic time. It was really good working with you and I have no doubt that we will do again in the not too distant future.  

A. Nonymous (council employee)

I would like to thank you and your colleague for helping contribute towards our successful conference last month.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy the evening and it was rewarding that so many delegates were able to participate in addition to the main "Actors".  Our conference evaluation froms included the following comments:
  • "Enjoyed the evening entertainment!"
  • The evening entertainment was great and the confusion made it great fun!"
With thanks and best wishes.

Sarah Spencer (Cleethorpes Chronicle)

I had no idea what to expect before purchasing a ticket for Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, which was being staged at a nearby hotel, and feared it might involve taking part in some way. However thankfully for me no acting was necessary, just some amateur sleuthing. "Wedding guests" of which I was one, were called upon to move from room to room in the hotel in groups, questioning a number of possible murderers with the aim of solving the mystery of the dead bridegroom. The interviewees were really fun characters and gave us all some good laughs. Of course they all had motives and it was a case of identifying the shiftiest. The wedding theme was particularly good, as it fitted well with the venue, the buffet that was part of the evening (with a wedding cake in the middle) and the fact that everyone had been able to dress up to fit in without going to the trouble of fancy dress. I didn't think I had enough "evidence" to actually accuse anyone but later regretted not even writing down my first guess as it wouldn't have been too far off the mark. The evening was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it and take part. I would definitely recommend Old, New, Borrowed, Blue as good for getting even reluctant or first-time mystery party-goers involved.  

Alan Young (Personal Touch Mortgages)

What a cracking nights entertainment! We don't get out much nowadays with 2 kids and this was exactly what we were looking for in a good night out. Lots of fun with tongue firmly in cheek and everyone kept guessing whodunnit right to the very end. Would definitely attend another!!!!!  


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