This evening, the Bookin’s have welcomed local residents (as they have no guests) for a traditional Christmas meal. Unfortunately, at the start of the festivities, the man supposed to be playing Santa for the evening is discovered dead in his room. Ruling out food poisoning, it can only mean one thing: Santa has been murdered!
Ivor Bookin – Hotel Manager
Tall and fond of melodrama, Ivor would really enjoy running a hotel if it wasn’t for the guests who keep getting in the way!
Phyllis Bookin – Hotel Manageress
Sharp, petite and energetic, Phyllis has a shrill voice and barking laugh, but is extremely good in a crisis.
Silvia Service – Waitress
Good natured and seemingly a voice of sanity amongst the chaos at The Belfrey Hotel, Silvia is a helpful soul and always puts herself out for other people.
Vinnie De’Tableau – Waiter
Well meaning, but disorganised and often confused, Vinnie De’Tableau comes from Barcelona and has a limited grasp of the English language.
Cathy Terize – The local District Nurse
Buxom and friendly, Cathy Terize is always in uniform and always on duty, regardless of the season.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery evening which supplies entertaining sleuthing while you dine, then our Dinner Theatre style murder mystery evenings are just what you are looking for.
Each mystery is designed to be run in one room within a hotel/restaurant setting during a three course meal.
There are five suspects (our cast). One murder occurs before the event (the discovery of the body usually begins the evening) and one murder occurs mid-way through the evening.
These mysteries are written as interactive dinner theatre with a series of scripts as well as interactive questioning by the guests. They are fun, melodramatic and engrossing.
Sadly they are usually not usually appropriate for young children due to the number of deaths involved!
Sample running order:
|7.00pm||On arrival, guests are greeted in character by the cast.|
|7.35pm||Round One script – The murder is announced.|
|7.45pm||First course is served.|
|7.50pm||Round Two script – The suspects are identified.|
|8.10pm||Plates are cleared from first course|
|8.20pm||Round Three script – The plot thickens.|
|8.30pm||Main course is served and the actors mingle with the guests giving them the opportunity to ask questions.|
|9.10pm||Round Four script – A second murder.|
|9.20pm||Dessert is served and once again the actors mingle with the guests to allow interrogation!|
|9.50pm||Round Five script – The final revelations.|
|10.00pm||Coffee/tea and formal questions session after which the guests will complete their answer sheets and hand them in.|
|10.20pm||Round Six – The solution and prizes for the winning sleuths.|
Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.
Murder - Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials, love tangles mentioned within a marital relationship, but non-sexual in nature.