A Halloween Scream!

Halloween – the traditional day for trick or treat and fancy dress parties; a season heavily marketed by “haunted” hotels and theme parks; an evening where everyone half expects something to go “bump” in the night.And this evening, at Dunnem Inn – a hotel nominated for “Britain’s Most Haunted” – something has gone “bump”. Or rather, someone… as Lesley Downe, wife of Count Downe, co-owner of Dunnem Inn is dead.The question is… was she scared to death by their ghost – or is there a much more earthly cause of her demise?

How it works:

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!)

This Event is Rated:


This Event Contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Mentions of marital affairs
Hints at witchcraft

Characters in the game:

We always provide two cast with participative murder mysteries.  To facilitate and lead the guests through the plot.
The roles of the cast vary depending on the genders of the cast we use.  Typically you’ll have one “inspector” type role, and one supporting character who may pose as a waitress/waiter, a member of the general public or an assistant detective.
The cast will start the evening by selecting members of the audience to become the evening’s suspects and briefing them on their role within the evening.  Sometimes, the cast are pre-selected by the party who book us.  Both work well.

Yvonne Bitemeneck – Self-proclaimed vampire hunter.
Fond of twilight and late evenings, Yvonne is a seductive Goth, prone to flights of fancy.

Count Downe – Owner of Dunnem Inn.
Always smartly dressed in his dark suit and cape, Count Downe has a fondness for full-bodied wines.

Carrie Onwailin – Receptionist at Dunnem Inn.
Easily frightened, pale and ghostly, Carrie Onwailin is scared of her own shadow, especially when dressed up for Halloween!

Seymour Gools – Celebrity ghost hunter.
With a tweed jacket and an array of electronic gizmos, Seymour is ardent in his pursuit of spectral anomalies.

Lisa Cauldron – Local apothecary.
Somewhat cranky and best to be avoided when working, Lisa is usually dressed in dishevelled black and is often found talking to herself.

Lucas Fang – Night porter at the Dunnem Inn.
Somewhat hairy and prone to howling at the moon, Lucas has a bit of a split personality. You never know quite where you stand with him!

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