It’s the roaring twenties! Everyone has money, and life is free and easy.
It’s a dynamic age. Motor cars, movies, radio and all manner of modern appliances and inventions are hitting the streets and amongst it all, almost defining the times is Jazz, and with it, flappers!
Prominently placed in the centre of London’s Jazz district is the Luscious Lash.
Owned by Gordon Zola, the “Lash” as it has come to be known, is the hub of both legitimate and criminal business dealings.
Styling himself on the popular American gangsters, Mr Zola not just the big cheese of the outfit, but also in police terms a “stinky cheese”.
And tonight – this stinky cheese is dead. The question is… who killed him?
Sherry Shekserass – A sequinned beauty fond of dancing.
With short dresses and plenty of tassels and bling, Sherry cuts quite a swathe on the dance floor and is never without a potential suitor.
Dee Coration – Life and soul of the party.
With a flair for the dramatic and a penchant for over the top “princess” behaviour, Dee Coration is certainly not a retiring wall flower.
Foxy Trott – Wealthy heiress
Fond of riding both in and out of the saddle, Foxy has been known to use her whip on men as well as horses…
Amelia Fairfart- Adventuress
Well travelled and up for anything, Amelia cuts quite a stir on the dance floor and holds everyone entranced with her tall stories at the bar.
Honeysuckle Rose- Singer
A delight to behold and fond of low backed dresses, Honeysuckle is a ripe flower ready for picking.
Melody Maker – Reporter
Out for the latest scoop, Melody makes the most of her assets and is perfectly coiffured.
A participative murder mystery evening is an evening with a difference.
Rather than going out for a meal and being “entertained” by our professional team of actors, here YOU are the suspects!
Participative murder mysteries are great fun for those who love to “ham it up”. If you are chosen as a suspect on the evening you’ll be given your character booklet for the night which will contain any lines you must deliver. You’ll also be given information that your character knows about other suspects and background information you will be revealing about your character throughout the evening. If you need any props we’ll provide them too, all you need to do is turn up, in costume and be prepared for a great night out!
You will be led through the mystery by an inspector, who will be providing you with case information as the evening progresses, as well as helping you all to get in the mood. At the end of the night the inspector will also deliver a summary before you have to guess which of you did the dirty deed. Finally, at the end of the evening, the inspector will reveal all by providing the solution and arresting the guilty party! (Don’t worry – all arrested guests are returned!)
A typical evening runs like this:
7.00pm – Arrive at your venue. Have a drink at the bar and admire each others’ costumes. Depending on the mystery plot you might also be greeted by the “soon to be deceased”. Your character booklets will be provided as you arrive to give you time to “get in character” and if you are chosen as a suspect as part of a larger gathering then you will also be briefed.
7.40pm – The murder is announced! (usually by a scream!)
7.45pm – The inspector arrives and announces the mystery. You will be asked to introduce yourselves.
7.55pm – You are escorted through to your dining table for your first course.
8.10pm – You will led into the first round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
8.35pm – The inspector will provide more information and you will be served by your main course.
8.50pm – You will led into the second round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
9. 15pm – The inspector will provide more information and you will be served by your dessert course.
9. 30pm – You will led into the third round of evidence gathering, questions and answers.
9.45pm – You will be served with coffee. The inspector will provide a summary and ask you to provide any concluding statements before guessing “who did it”.
10.00pm – The solution is provided.
Contents suitable for ages 17 and above.