Keen to provide his darling Emma with a twenty-first birthday to remember, Colonel Bleakwood has invited the entire village to dine at his home. However, the evening does not go to plan. As the celebration commences the Bleakwood’s butler is found dead in the library.
With the butler dead, the question everyone must answer is: who did it?
John Bleakwood – Head of the family
Wealthy, loud, brash and intimidating, Mr Bleakwood may be hosting a birthday party, but he certainly isn’t enjoying himself.
Emma Bleakwood – Daughter of John
Beautiful, high-spirited, intellectual, and ‘slightly’ spoiled, Emma has been mistress of the house since her mother died.
Will Larcey – Eligible son of a local mill owner
Handsome, intelligent, gallant if a little reticent and very, very charming, Will Larcey is the most eligible bachelor in the district.
Eleanor Dashing – Emma’s friend
Beautiful, clever and elegant, Eleanor may be quiet but she has the very best of manners.
Nicolas Bottomley – Family Solicitor
Young and handsome in a bookish sort of way, Nicolas Bottomley is a hard working solicitor visiting from the big city.
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 and paternity issues are raised.