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?
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!
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 over.
Mentions of marital affairs
Hints at witchcraft