The Buxom Buccaneer, a notorious dockside tavern in Kingston, Jamaica, was to have been the location for a meeting of some of the most feared pirates in the area, under parle. As the strongest pirate in the Caribbean, Longpistol was to have been the host but he has been found dead, drowned inside a barrel of rum.
Now there is a new item on the agenda for the pirate meeting – who killed Longpistol?
Ferdinand Broadside – Longpistol’s main rival
A gregarious and flashy buccaneer with long hair and a curly moustache who loves his position and ruthlessly defends it.
Jasper Grapeshot – a less able pirate captain
With scraggly hair and an unkempt beard, Jasper wears fine clothes (stolen mainly from ships he has raided) but does not have the bearing of a gentleman.
Cuban Ruben – Longpistol’s Boson
Longpistol’s faithful boson, Cuban knows his place and dresses modestly.
Grisalda Hispanola – Surely the most glamorous pirate on the high-seas
Surely the most glamorous pirate on the high-seas, with her long, flowing black hair and sexy clothing that she has no problem fighting in, Grisalda is every inch the adventuress; confident and lively.
Sapphire Jane – Longpistol’s mistress
A sultry mistress who reveals a warm flirtatious nature once she is with other men and out of sight of Longpistol. Always well dressed and ladylike, she would not do well in a ship’s crew.
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.
Mistresses (rather than girlfriends or wives) are mentioned, which hints at sexual encounters and affairs.