After 6 long years of war Victory in Europe has finally be declared!
While a full demob is still many months ahead, those injured during the last months of the fighting are returning home and what a welcome they will receive!
Back in Woodall Spa, home of the famous Dam Busters Squadron, the town have pooled their rations and a big VE day celebration is planned in the officers’ mess.
All the town are invited.
However, just after the opening speech has been given, news arrives that a returning soldier has been discovered dead in the ditch on the outskirts of town. Who is he? And who would want to murder this returning hero on such an auspicious day?
Hugo Furst (Wing Commander)
Brave and daring, and quite the charmer with the ladies, Hugo finally hung up his flying gear to pilot a desk, and has been running the unit with considerable efficiency and aplomb.
Izzy Able (Baker)
A capable woman, left to run the bakery while her husband fights in the war, Izzy is an attractive lady with a natural banter for all her customers.
Aldous Able (Gofer)
Young, enthusiastic and accident prone, Aldous still has a tendency to cling to his mother’s apron when all goes horribly wrong.
Doug Trenches (Builder)
Discharged from active service due to injury, Doug has returned to his building trade and remains lean, strong, and good at wolf whistling.
June Bugg (Land Army Girl)
Feisty and forthright, June has green fingers and a fine figure from all her work out in the fields.
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, eaten and cleared.|
|8.10pm||Round Two script – The plot thickens.|
|8.20pm||Main course is served and the actors mingle with the guests giving them the opportunity to ask questions.|
|9.10pm||Round Three script – A second murder.|
|9.20pm||Dessert is served and once again the actors mingle with the guests to allow interrogation!|
|9.50pm||Round Four 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 Five – The solution and prizes for the winning sleuths.|